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This trailer for SOLACE might make you believe

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Solace is an upcoming we-know-who-dunnit of a cat-and-mouse game between a psychic serial killer and the psychic assisting the police in pursuing him. It stars Sir Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell, Abbie Cornish and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

The official plot synopsis (via Slashfilm) is as follows:

A former doctor with psychic abilities named John Clancy (Hopkins) is drawn into a serial killer case only to find that the killer (Farrell) also is a psychic, leading to a showdown between the two who can detect each other’s every move.

I’m not really sold on the whole psychic/precognitive serial killer being hunted by a psychic idea, however Sir Anthony Hopkins is one of my favourite actors and he elevates every movie he appears in. It’s a movie that will rely heavily on its cast to tell a story that sounds very tricky to pull off successfully – and thankfully it has a very good one.

Solace itself has a bit of an interesting history. It was initially proposed as a sequel to Se7en, the classic thriller starring Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt and Kevin Spacey, and tentatively titled Ei8ht – because some people are terrible at naming movies and The Sixth Sense was already taken. It was also supposed to star Bruce Willis because… aw, crap – I’ve already made The Sixth Sense joke. So much for precognition.

After Se7en director David Fincher refused to touch the sequel, the script was tweaked to make it a standalone venture and the movie was completed by Warner Bros in 2013 but some reason was never released. The rights were subsequently purchased by Relativity Media but due to their financial troubles – they recently filed for bankruptcy – the movie is currently only getting a limited release internationally, hence all the French subtitles.

Solace, or Premonitions depending on your language of preference, will release in France on 9 September and in the UK on 25 September.

Last Updated: August 6, 2015


  1. RinceThis

    August 6, 2015 at 10:38

    What do you mean you are not sold on this idea? It’s amazeballs you tasteless fish!


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      August 6, 2015 at 11:26

      Well seeing as you asked, and it makes me happy to irritate you, it’s because:

      1) this sounds like a movie than could go very wrong very quickly – because a movie about mind games will fail if it’s stupid.
      2) the way the villain is described is a bit over the top powerful – he’s essentially omniscient.
      3) there must be a reason WB didn’t release it & flogged it off to someone else.
      4) Anthony Hopkins has been in a lot of crap movies over the last few years.
      5) psychics make for a meh thriller.

      There. Happy now? 😀


      • RinceThis

        August 7, 2015 at 07:50

        With you speaking? NEVER! Have you seen the Kidnapping of Mr Heineken? Hopkins rather good in that.


        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          August 7, 2015 at 09:25

          He’s always good, the movies though… mixed bag. Kinda like Morgan Freeman being in Lucy.


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