Starring Jessica Alba, Hayden Christensen
File under: We’re not exactly sure if this is horror, but the premise is chilling enough.
MGM slotted the Jessica Alba and Hayden Christensen vehicle Awake for a November 30th release. The ex-Vader plays a man who experiences “anesthetic awareness” during heart surgery. In other words, he’s paralyzed but completely cognizant of what’s happening to him. It’s a concept that has been explored in “Tales from the Crypt” and FX’s “Nip/Tuck.”
Joby Harold makes his writing-directing debut with Awake and until we start seeing trailers that prove this doesn’t remotely look scary, we’ll keep it on our radar.