We were really excited to see The Invasion, the latest Invasion of the Bodysnatches remake, which was supposedly (depending on what sources you read) so troubled that Joel Silver brought The Wachowski Brothers (of Matrix fame) in to re-write and re-shoot a big chunk of the film. But the first trailer for the movie has us more than worried. Not only does the acting seem to be a bit over the top (it could be the dialogue, as there is a bunch of more than competent actors involved) but the direction just seems off. What do you guys think? Check out the new trailer after the jump.
Official Plot Synopsis: The Invasion is a nightmarish journey into a world where the only way to stay alive is to stay awake. The mysterious crash of the space shuttle leads to the terrifying discovery that there is something alien within the wreckage. Those who come in contact with it are changing in ominous and inexplicable ways. Soon Washington D.C. psychiatrist Carol Bennell (Nicole Kidman) and her colleague Ben Driscoll (Daniel Craig) learn the shocking truth about the growing extraterrestrial epidemic: it attacks its victims while they sleep, leaving them physically unchanged but strangely unfeeling and inhuman. As the infection spreads, more and more people are altered and it becomes impossible to know who can be trusted. Now Carol’s only hope is to stay awake long enough to find her young son, who may hold the key to stopping the devastating invasion.
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