Gille Klabin’s directorial debut, The Wave, is fresh from its healthy festival circulation following a premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin. The upcoming supernatural fantasy adventure starring Justin Long and Donald Faison will make it’s way to select theaters and VOD on January 17 from Epic Pictures whose trailer can currenty be viewed above.
“Have you ever woken up from a dream so real that for a moment you can’t remember where you are?”
Justin Long (Die Hard 4.0, Accepted, the recent Jay and Silent Bob Reboot) and Donald Faison (Scrubs, Clueless) lead the unique modern-day parable that follows Frank (Long), an opportunistic insurance lawyer, who thinks he’s in for the time of his life when he goes out on the town to celebrate an upcoming promotion with his co-worker, Jeff (Faison). But their night takes a turn for the bizarre when Frank is dosed with a hallucinogen that completely alters his perception of the world, taking him on a psychedelic quest through board meetings, nightclubs, shootouts, and alternate dimensions. As Frank ping-pongs between reality and fantasy, he finds himself on a mission to find a missing girl, himself… and his wallet.
Also starring are Tommy Flanagan (Sons of Anarchy, Braveheart, Sin City), Sheila Vand (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, the upcoming Snowpiercer series) Katia Winter (The Catch, Sleepy Hollow series) and Ronnie Gene Blevins (Joe, True Detective).
The film is billed as “an energetic romp that’s one part buddy-comedy and one part psychedelic quest, all wrapped up in an existential adulthood-crisis with stunning visuals and hilarious twists!” which is definitely something that tugged on the interest of our own Christina Ortega Phillips. With any luck she’ll be doling out a review in addition to a cast interview with one of the stars going into next year.
Fingers crossed! And also, mind the dates and locations below with more to be announced from Epic Pictures Group:
1/17 – Arena Cinelounge Hollywood – L.A., CA (week-long run)
1/17 & 1/18 – Nitehawk Cinema Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY (Midnights)
1/17 – Central Cinema – Knoxville, TN (week-long run)
1/17 – Kiggins Theatre – Vancouver, WA (week-long run)
1/17 & 1/18 – Coolidge Corner Theatre – Brookline, MA (Midnights)
1/17 & 1/18 – Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Winchester – Winchester, VA
1/17 & 1/18 – Grand Illusion Cinema – Seattle, WA
1/17 – Gateway Film Center – Columbus, OH
1/17 – Cinemapolis – Ithaca, NY
1/19 – Film Noir Cinema – Brooklyn, NY
1/19 – Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Mueller – Austin, TX
1/22 – Alamo Drafthouse Cinema LaCenterra – Katy, TX
1/22 – Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lubbock – Lubbock, TX
1/22 – Alamo Drafthouse Cinema El Paso – El Paso, TX
1/23 – Charlotte Film Society – Charlotte, NC
1/23 – 1/26 – Guild Cinema – Albuquerque, NM
1/29 – Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Kansas City, MO