Friday, April 4, 2008

Teaser Trailer for "Blindness"

Here's the first look at Blindness, City of God director Fernando Meirelles' adaptation of Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago's 1995 novel. The film stars Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, and Danny Glover as citizens of an unnamed city that is suddenly stricken with an epidemic of blindness that leads to mass hysteria and panic. It's a harrowing book that ranks among the best of the "apocalyptic fiction" sub-genre that I've always found to be so irresistible. It strikes me as a tough novel to bring to the screen, but I'm hoping that cult Canadian writer/actor Don McKellar will be able to do something with the adaptation.

The trailer is a bit melodramatic, but it's still worth a look. Check it out HERE.

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