An interesting fusion of action and the supernatural comes alive in The Vault where the audience will be taken into a thrilling hell ride-hardcore, horrifying, and heartbreaking – driven by a bank robbery, vengeful ghosts and three siblings who must learn to trust each other or die.
Starring multi-faceted James Franco, along with fast-rising star Francesca Eastwood and Netflix’s Orange is the New Black star Taryn Manning, The Vault is set in modern day, inside a timeworn bank in a small, forgotten, working-class city. The building is a relic from a time of opulence that allowed for marble floors and lofted ceilings – like a cathedral designed for the worship of wealth and yet haunted by the victims of that same materialism.
At its heart, the movie is a loyalty play. Three estranged siblings are caught in a desperate situation that forces the resolution of life-long conflicts. It is love and family bond versus fear and betrayal; forgiveness versus revenge; trust versus suspicion; and this bank is the nightmarish battleground.
“The Vault demanded vulnerable, truthful performances. This is a nonstop thrill ride, which opens with a gritty, heart-pounding bank heist. As the siblings head for the underground vault, the story quickly ramps to a fast-paced, psychotic trip into darkness. It’s also a real pressure cooker, as most parts of the movie is tightly contained inside the Century Trust Bank itself, especially the dark, terrifying, labyrinthine basement below. The stakes couldn’t be higher. That containment – that claustrophobia – is key to a terrifying experience and will drive almost every creative decision. When the violence does it, it will not be stylized or celebratory; it will be realistic and brutal. It will hurt,” shares director Dan Bush.
The Vault goes beyond the typical bank heist story and gives audiences a run for their lives. Director Dan Bush pegs it as The Town meets The Grudge.
The film co-stars Q’orianka Kilncher (Sky, Hostiles), Clifton Collins Jr. (Pacific Rim), and Michael Milford (Deserted, Adolescence).
The Vault is set to hit Philippine cinemas nationwide on September 6 and is distributed by Axinite Digicinema.
Watch the trailer here:
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