Focus Features has proved to be one of the best studios around as the smaller wings of larger studios are proving to be very profitable along with the fact that their movies are amazing, which certainly gives their latest acquisition a lot to live up to as they acquired the distribution rights to Brick at the Sundance Film Festival.
Brick is a detective story set in a strange sort of high school world. Its primary inspiration are the novels of Dashiell Hammet. Its main character (Brendan Frye) is a loner at his high school, someone who knows all the angles but has chosen to stay on the outside. When the girl he loves turns up dead, he plunges into the school’s social strata like a fist through a honeycomb to find the who and why, with the same single minded devotion to his self appointed task as Hammet’s anti-heros.
The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Meagan Good, Richard Roundtree, Lukas Haas, Nora Zehetner and Noah Segan and was written and directed by Rian Johnson.
There is no release date set, but we do have an early look at the film in our gallery, click here to check it out.