The trailer of horror-thriller Synchronic starring Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan has been unveiled. The film is directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. The reality-bending murder mystery was the highlight of the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. The supporting cast includes Katie Aselton and Ally Ioannides.
The official synopsis of the film reads, “When New Orleans paramedics and longtime best friends Steve (Anthony Mackie) and Dennis (Jamie Dornan) are called to a series of bizarre, gruesome accidents, they chalk it up to the mysterious new party drug found at the scene. But after Dennis’s oldest daughter suddenly disappears, Steve stumbles upon a terrifying truth about the supposed psychedelic that will challenge everything he knows about reality—and the flow of time itself.”
— Synchronic (@SynchronicMovie) September 16, 2020
Despite the film’s theatrical release plans, co-director Moorhead has publicly asked that people avoid seeing his new joint on the big screen, posting on Instagram “we want to be very clear: at the time of writing this, we personally wouldn’t go to an indoor movie theater, so we can’t encourage you to. To us, this isn’t only about feeling safe in a theater, this is also about the scientific community indicating that enclosed spaces like movie theaters are still a hazard for spreading COVID-19 to others.”
He added “If you do go to see it in an indoor theater, please adhere to all guidelines. We love and miss the theatrical experience, so let’s work together to stop the spread of the virus. We are infinitely grateful for anyone checking out our movies, as well as everyone who has worked on them, and want all of you to remain as healthy as possible during these unprecedented times.”
Synchronic is slated to release on October 23, 2020.