Here's a trailer for 4:44 Last Day on Earth, Abel Ferrara's bleak, end-of-days think-thriller (which is what I am calling this until a more appropriate genre name presents itself).
I'm a sucker for apocalyptic, end-of-the-earth movies and I'm behind this one all the way. I am ready to forgive the, "All we have is now. All we have is each other" line, and stock shots of gathered crowds with flashes of Catholic imagery. The trailer looks intriguing and gritty—someone jumps out of a window in the trailer, for Pete's sake—and with Abel at the helm (he of Bad Lieutenant and King of New York), I think it's safe to say that this will be about as bleak as the homeless man I saw sitting in his own shit on the subway this morning (read: very bleak).
Casting gets an automatic A because Willem Dafoe is always a maniac and I am thoroughly excited to get the shivers while watching him face his own mortality and the failings of mankind. Used Neutrogena pore strip Paz De La Huerta is in this, which is funny to me because as I was watching the trailer I was instantly reminded of 2009's manic Enter the Void (though, save Paz, the two have nothing to do with each other). Anyway, Dafoe and De La Huerta together already conjures up shuddering images of the apocalypse, so bring it on. And there's also Natasha Lyone, for whom this role will hopefully cleanse all remaining She-Stifler stink and let her be the good actress I am confident she is.
So. Despite the dark and depressing subject matter, Ferrara's is a sort of winking-darkness and we can expect a few smile-in-spite-of-yourself moments to peek through. And, let's face it, when it comes the end of the world, that's probably about as much as you could hope for anyway.