Trailer Watch: Bryan Cranston and Alice Eve in Tze Chun’s Cold Comes the Night
Tze Chun, a 2007 25 New Face based on his great short, Windowbreaker, appears to have done a 180 follow-up to his first feature, the low-key, character-based drama Children of Invention. Cold Comes the Night stars Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston, rising star Alice Eve and a missing bag of cash. But, note that I wrote “appears” in the above sentence. Last year, Kishori Rajan spoke to Chun about this movie while it was in production, and the director says it’s not entirely unlike his previous work:
When his manager sent him as a writing sample a psychological thriller script by Osgood Perkins and Nick Simon, he knew that he had found writers with whom he could develop a commercially-minded genre piece that still had elements of a character-driven drama. (That script, Removal, was directed by Simon.) One element of Winter that is consistent with Children was his decision to make the central protagonist a female character. “I wanted the main character (played by Alice Eve) to be female – a lot of things I like have central female figures. It was important that my second feature didn’t feel like a complete 180 degree change,” he said.
The film’s just released trailer is above.