Back in March we shared with you the first trailer for David Robert Mitchell‘s highly anticipated follow-up to It Follows, Under the Silver Lake. Deviating from straight horror into more of a modern-noir mystery, Mitchell again has partnered with A24 to deliver his second feature – though we can no longer anticipate it this summer. Instead of its original June 22nd release, Under the Silver Lake is now slated for release on December 7th.
What could the date change mean? Well, the film was received with mostly open arms at Cannes, so though we doubt there’s much major retooling happening under the hood, they may be re-editing the tone of the film. Either way, A24 has remained consistent on quality with their not-so-indie-anymore releases – we expect Under the Silver Lake to live up to our now consistently high expectations.
Under the Silver Lake Synopsis:
From the dazzling imagination that brought you It Follows comes a delirious neonoir fever dream about one man’s search for the truth behind the mysterious crimes, murders and disappearances in his East L.A. neighborhood.
Sam (Andrew Garfield) is a disenchanted 33-year-old who discovers a mysterious woman, Sarah (Riley Keough), frolicking in his apartment’s swimming pool. When she vanishes, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal and conspiracy in the City of Angels.
“..memorabilia hoarders, masked seductresses, homeless gurus, reclusive songwriters, sex workers, wealthy socialites..”
From writer-director David Robert Mitchell comes a sprawling, playful and unexpected mystery-comedy detective thriller about the Dream Factory and its denizens — dog killers, aspiring actors, glitter-pop groups, nightlife personalities, It girls, memorabilia hoarders, masked seductresses, homeless gurus, reclusive songwriters, sex workers, wealthy socialites, topless neighbors, and the shadowy billionaires floating above (and underneath) it all. Mining a noir tradition extending from Kiss Me Deadly and The Long Goodbye to Chinatown and Mulholland Dr., Mitchell uses the topography of Los Angeles as a backdrop for a deeper exploration into the hidden meaning and secret codes buried within the things we love.
Under the Silver Lake stars Andrew Garfield, Jimmi Simpson, Topher Grace, Callie Hernandez, Summer Bishil, Riki Lindhome, and Zosia Mamet. The film will now be released on December 7th.