‘Die Hard,’ ‘Cube,’ ‘Lockout,’ ‘Captain Marvel,’ and ‘The Platform’ are some of the movies that come to mind when watching the trailer for the upcoming action thriller (originally titled “Ascendant”) directed by Anthony Furlong about an environmentalist who wakes in a Shanghai elevator and is driven through traps and threats to survive:
The movie stars Charlotte Best alongside Jonny Pasvolsky, Alex Menglet, Susan Prior, Lily Stewart, Justin Cotta, Tahlia Sturzaker, and Karelina Clarke.
This feels a little different, and is reportedly unique as a mix of sci-fi fantasy and action-thriller. I just can’t shake a thought revolving around the costuming and set designs that remind me of a platforming video-game (*cough cough). With a screenplay by Kieron Holland and Anthony Furlong… something about the overalls, red shirt, environmentalist backdrop, pipes… I’m sure I’ll think of it soon.
‘Rising Wolf’ will release in select US theaters and on VOD August 6th.