WWE Studios and Anchor Bay Films presents The Day, a post-apocalyptic thriller with a pretty sweet premise (as well as a great B-list cast): a group of survivors stumble upon an abandoned farmhouse that turns out to be a trap.
Director Douglas Aarniokoski has been Robert Rodriguez’s 2nd Unit director for years, but this trailer looks to have much less of Rodriguez’s camp flavor.
The Day stars Shawn Ashmore (X-Men), Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism), Michael Eklund (The Divide), Cory Hardrict (Gran Torino, Battle: Los Angeles), Dominic Monaghan (ABC’s “Lost”, Lord of the Rings Trilogy) and Shannyn Sossamon (A Knight’s Tale). The full official synopsis follows after the break, below.
A group of five survivors, armed with shotguns, axes and machetes, wander the back roads of a ravaged landscape looking for refuge in The Day, a terrifying look into a post-apocalyptic future. As war ravages humanity, destroying civilization and most of life on earth, the survivors realize they must do whatever it takes to stay alive. Lost, starving, and exhausted, they seek shelter in a seemingly safe abandoned farmhouse. However, while searching for food and resources, they unwittingly set off a trap signaling to their ruthless predators lying in wait to begin their deadly attack. With food and ammunition dwindling, the group must make a desperate final stand — over a 24 hour period—battling for their ultimate survival.