Netflix Drops Tense Trailer for “Leave the World Behind”

Today, Netflix unveiled the first trailer for its upcoming post-apocalyptic thriller, Leave the World Behind. Directed by Sam Esmail of Mr. Robot fame, the film boasts an ensemble cast featuring Oscar studded talent with Mahershala Ali, Julia Roberts, Ethan Hawke, and Kevin Bacon.

What’s the Movie About?

The film is based on the book of the same name by Rumaan Alam and follows a family whose vacation takes a dark turn. Two strangers arrive at their doorstep in the middle of the night, seeking refuge from a cyberattack that escalates into a full-blown apocalypse. The characters are forced to confront their roles in a rapidly disintegrating world.

Release Strategy

Netflix continues its dual-release strategy with this film. Leave the World Behind will hit select theaters on November 22nd and will be available for streaming on Netflix starting December 8th.

Star-Studded Production

Adding to the film’s allure is its high-profile production team. Not only is it directed by Sam Esmail, but it also has the backing of former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama as executive producers.

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Filmmaking Techniques to Look Out For

The trailer showcases Esmail’s knack for creating a tense atmosphere, a skill he honed during his time on Mr. Robot. The use of lighting, sound design, and camera angles all contribute to the film’s unsettling vibe, making it a must-watch for fans of the thriller genre.

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