A mysterious astronaut on a mysterious planet has led to mysterious marketing for, what seems to be, a mysterious film.
In a world with social media at our fingertips, it often seems as if marketing a film is easier than ever. This, of course, has its benefits for both production companies and audiences, with studios having better marketing success with their films and audiences having greater knowledge and therefore choice when it comes to their next viewing experience.
Many may argue that this is largely a benefit to the film community, but that debate is for another day. What this does mean however is that when a film with a great cast, crew, and premise comes along and for some unknown reason, chooses to stay mysterious, the attention of many is instantly caught. There are many indie flicks or art-house experiments that go under the radar but, with a film as large as 65, it comes as quite a shock.
65 has been spoken about for years now, with the film being announced back in 2020 and Adam Driver being cast in the movie shortly after the announcement.
This gave ample time in this marketing-driven climate for a whole lot of details about the film to emerge. Alas, there have been mere whispers and surface details announced and, to many, it has been long enough now that we must assume this is a marketing tactic. It took until December 2022 for fans to finally get a trailer so with that in mind, and with intrigue rife, here is everything we do know about 65… so far.
Is There a Trailer for 65?
With the production of the film supposedly having finished back in early 2021, there had been plenty of time for a trailer to be released. Finally, on December 14, 2022, the trailer finally landed and can be watched below.
The trailer oozes the moody, tense atmosphere experienced in directors Scott Beck and Bryan Woods’ A Quiet Place. Driver seems at home as the technical-talking protagonist who is unsure of his surroundings and, upon the reveal of the prehistoric dangers that await him, the score and pace kick in. Culminating in a superbly shot jump scare, the trailer certainly makes 65 look like one of 2023’s most unmissable sci-fi movies.
When Is the Release Date of 65?
For some reason, the release date of the film has changed several times during its production and post-production process, with many sources often giving conflicting information. In May 2020, it was announced the film would release on May 13, 2022, however other reports suggested a date in April. It now seems that the date has been pushed back considerably and eager fans will finally get to experience its launch in theaters on March 10, 2023.
So What Is 65 About?
After being shrouded in secrecy for so long we finally got an official plot synopsis alongside the trailer. It reads:
After a catastrophic crash on an unknown planet, pilot Mills (Adam Driver) quickly discovers he’s actually stranded on Earth…65 million years ago. Now, with only one chance at rescue, Mills and the only other survivor, Koa (Ariana Greenblatt), must make their way across an unknown terrain riddled with dangerous prehistoric creatures in an epic fight to survive.
Who’s In the Cast of 65?
This film’s ambiguous nature can make it feel like there is a lot to be desired, however, confidence in the cast should calm those fears.
The first and most notable name announced for the film is Adam Driver. Having starred as Mauricio Gucci in House of Gucci and Jaques Le Gris in The Last Duel, Driver’s appeal grows even more universal, with his name alone being enough to guarantee strong viewing figures on a project.
Through his talented character work, Driver has gained a superb reputation in Hollywood that makes his addition to this ensemble at the very least reassuring. He has a fantastic record in a plethora of genres, but this style of science-fiction may be new ground for the leading man. This would suggest that the script and concept were strong enough to have Driver sign onto the project, indicating the movie’s potential for success.