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Red Band trailer for The Loft with Karl Urban, James Marsden, and Rhona Mitra

Aug. 8, 2012by: Paul Shirey

A remake of the 2008 Belgium film of the same name, THE LOFT stars Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Rhona Mitra, Isabel Lucas, Rachel Taylor, and Eric Stonestreet as husbands and wives who are suddenly thrown into a murder conspiracy when the body of a murdered woman shows up in "the loft," which the men use for their private indiscretions.

Directed by original helmer Erik Van Looy, the film has a twist and turn vibe that could lead anywhere, unless you've seen the original, of course (which I haven't).

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My interest is piqued by the cast alone, especially Rhona Mitra, but I'm not quite sure if this is something that will have much luck at the box office. Something about it feels a little too familiar and the dialogue comes off a bit wooden, but there's still promise if the premise can rise above the expected.

Here's the synopsis for the original:

Five close friends, all of them married, share a loft to meet their mistresses. One day they find the body of a young woman in the loft. Since there are only five keys to the loft, the five men begin to suspect each other of murder.

THE LOFT doesn't currently have a release date, but is expected to bow sometime in 2012.

Extra Tidbit: Rhona Mitra or Isabel Lucas. You must choose.

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11:30AM on 08/09/2012

Borefest

I saw the original + its dutch remake, both arent as good as people make it out to be. Ofcourse, the whole twist that you see from a mile coming is that multiple of those guys are involved in her killing. Its just a matter of sitting out the entire running time to find out who and why. Because the explanation is so goddamn illogical, youll have no clue about it, and thats not meant to be a good thing.
I saw the original + its dutch remake, both arent as good as people make it out to be. Ofcourse, the whole twist that you see from a mile coming is that multiple of those guys are involved in her killing. Its just a matter of sitting out the entire running time to find out who and why. Because the explanation is so goddamn illogical, youll have no clue about it, and thats not meant to be a good thing.
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12:45AM on 08/09/2012
It looks very good. It's stylish in that it kinda sorta reminds me of the Sleuth remake, there looks to be a great deal of slowly-simmering tension, Karl Urban is great and there's a bunch of beautiful women in it too. Looks to be a great modern-day whodunnit.
It looks very good. It's stylish in that it kinda sorta reminds me of the Sleuth remake, there looks to be a great deal of slowly-simmering tension, Karl Urban is great and there's a bunch of beautiful women in it too. Looks to be a great modern-day whodunnit.
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11:11PM on 08/08/2012

Rhona Croft for the block...

I should be selling shirts that say "Rhona Loyalist: Est 1998"...been following her since she was the Lara Croft model. Also, probably first saw her in movies in Hollow Man, then caught her on The Practice which rolled over to Boston Legal. Probably favorite role was when she was Kit in season 3 of Nip/Tuck. I'm getting 3 free months of Cinemax next week just to watch her in season 3 of Strike Back (which I hear is an awesome show, btw)...so for the most part, probably has more star power on
I should be selling shirts that say "Rhona Loyalist: Est 1998"...been following her since she was the Lara Croft model. Also, probably first saw her in movies in Hollow Man, then caught her on The Practice which rolled over to Boston Legal. Probably favorite role was when she was Kit in season 3 of Nip/Tuck. I'm getting 3 free months of Cinemax next week just to watch her in season 3 of Strike Back (which I hear is an awesome show, btw)...so for the most part, probably has more star power on TV, but very consistent role player in movies. Also, she's just entering her prime imo as she will be 36 tomorrow not 40 there EBastard. So let's sum up...Rhona Mitra, good and my favorite actress who just happens to be hot and speak with a great English accent, and Isabel who now???
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4:46PM on 08/08/2012

Rhona Mitra, no question.

Isabel Lucas is AIGHT sometimes. But Mitra is pushing 40 and still looks as good as she did 12 years ago in Hollow Man.
Isabel Lucas is AIGHT sometimes. But Mitra is pushing 40 and still looks as good as she did 12 years ago in Hollow Man.
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1:58PM on 08/08/2012

Dude from BULLHEAD!

That sealed it for me. That looks great. Those kinds of thrillers seldom get made any more. I'll see it in theatres (assuming I can).
That sealed it for me. That looks great. Those kinds of thrillers seldom get made any more. I'll see it in theatres (assuming I can).
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1:30PM on 08/08/2012
This looks good, maybe I'll check it out!

Extra tidbit:
Seeing the picture above: Isabel Lucas.
But remembering Hollow Man: Rhona Mitra. Oh, God, Yes.
This looks good, maybe I'll check it out!

Extra tidbit:
Seeing the picture above: Isabel Lucas.
But remembering Hollow Man: Rhona Mitra. Oh, God, Yes.
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1:14PM on 08/08/2012
"Rhona Mitra or Isabel Lucas. You must choose."
Out of the ones in the trailer: Rachael Taylor.
"Rhona Mitra or Isabel Lucas. You must choose."
Out of the ones in the trailer: Rachael Taylor.
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12:48PM on 08/08/2012

Extra Tidbit

This is the toughest question I've faced in my life, but I think I'd take Isabel Lucas
This is the toughest question I've faced in my life, but I think I'd take Isabel Lucas
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12:34PM on 08/08/2012
I was iffy on checking out the original, but this looks half decent. Which tells me the original must be really good.
I was iffy on checking out the original, but this looks half decent. Which tells me the original must be really good.
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