We’ve been keeping tabs on The 9th Life Of Louis Drax for a while now, and now there’s finally a trailer for the latest film from Alexandre Aja, based on the book by Liz Jensen.
There’s a damn fine cast on hand for the latest effort from the man behind Switchblade Romance, The Hills Have Eyes remake and Horns, including Jamie Dornan (The Fall, 50 Shades Of Grey), Sarah Gadon (Cosmopolis, 11.22.63), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, Triple 9), Oliver Platt (Fargo, Frost/Nixon), Molly Parker (House Of Cards, Deadwood) and Barbara Hershey (Insidious, Black Swan).
The script was written by Horns and The Social Network star Max Minghella.
“After surviving eight near-death accidents throughout his unlucky life, Louis Drax [Aiden Longworth] plunges off a steep cliff on his ninth birthday. While police investigate the cause of Louis’ near-fatal fall and the whereabouts of his violent father Peter [Aaron Paul], acclaimed neurologist Dr. Allan Pascal [Jamie Dornan] uses unorthodox techniques to try to tap into the boy’s unconscious mind and reveal the truth about the events that led to his condition. But as he’s drawn deeper and deeper into the mystery of Louis’ seeming ability to cheat death, the doctor finds himself falling for Louis’ mother, Natalie [Sarah Gadon]. As new clues emerge in the case, a shocking revelation changes the fates of Louis Drax and everyone around him.”
The trailer looks like the film has given Aja the opportunity for some more of the lush visuals he showed off in Horns, and that is a damn fine cast indeed.
The 9th Life Of Louis Drax is released on 9 September in the UK. Keep up with the latest genre news with the new issue of SciFiNow.