What a year it’s been for British actor Riz Ahmed all thanks to his fantastic films Mogul Mowgli and Sound Of Metal. The latter film was extremely rewarding winning many awards and now he’s back at Amazon Studios for his film Encounter. We have a first look at the film’s first Trailer as he defends his young sons from a mysterious threat. Is that threat human or even from our planet?
The film comes from Michael Pearce who brought us the critically acclaimed indie Beast a few years ago starry Jessie Buckley and Johnny Flynn. This one seems to be one that could fall under the sci-fi genre with Midnight Special similarities. That could suggest things might be a little more grounded than we might think.
Ahmed plays a decorated Marine who goes on a rescue mission to save his two young sons from an unhuman threat. As their journey takes them in increasingly dangerous directions, the boys will need to leave their childhoods behind.
A decorated Marine goes on a rescue mission to save his two young sons from a mysterious threat. As their journey takes them in increasingly dangerous directions, the boys will need to leave their childhoods behind.
The film also stars Octavia Spencer, Rory Cochrane, Lucian-River Chauhan and Aditya Geddada.
Encounter will get a limited UK and Irish cinema release from 3rd December. Then a week later on 10th December it will be launched on Amazon Prime Video. The film is also playing at Toronto Film Festival later this month and BFI London Film Festival next month.