Via /Film comes the trailer for first-time writer-director Panos Cosmatos’ sci-fi film, Beyond the Black Rainbow, described as
a Reagan-era fever dream inspired by hazy childhood memories of midnight movies and Saturday morning cartoons. Cosmatos brings a bold, Kubrickian vision to the screen in stunning detail in this sci-fi fable of a young woman imprisoned in an experimental laboratory and the enigmatic scientist who is her captor. Set in a futuristic 1983, Elena finds herself held against her will in a mysterious facility under the watchful eye of the sinister Dr. Barry Nyle. Pushed to her limits, Elena is left with no choice but to navigate an escape from her labyrinthine prison, in the process revealing its hidden secrets.
The film premiered at Tribeca last fall. Magnet Released picked up the film and has it slated for VOD and digital distribution first sometime this spring, followed by a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it theatrical run.
Beyond all that, I have no clue about this movie, but in addition to Kubrick, I can also see a bit of Solaris (Tarkovsky) and THX-1138 (Lucas, of course), and the visuals are spectacular, so I’m definitely intrigued. With any luck, the story won’t be a steaming mess.