Fun Trailer for Anton Yelchin's Supernatural Film ODD THOMAS
Odd Thomas looks to be a decently entertaining film! What's so surprising to me about this is that the movie was directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, G.I. Joe). I'm not the biggest fan of his work. It's an adaptation from the Dean Koontz novella, and it stars Anton Yelchin, Addison Timlin, Willem Dafoe, Nico Tortorella, Patton Oswalt, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Yelchin plays the title character who lacks ambition, and works as a fry cook in California, but has the gift of seeing and communicating with ghosts.
Producers have been struggling to get the movie released in theaters due to a legal battle, but they are looking to push it at the Cannes Film Festival. They've cut together this fun trailer for the film to show off what they have, and I like what I see.
The story centers on a short-order cook named Odd Thomas (played by Anton Yelchin) who can commune with the dead, a secret only his girlfriend (Addison Timlin) and the local police (Willem Dafoe) chief know. The young man can also spot malevolent forces called bodachs, who feed on pain and portent imminent death. When Odd sees them in spades surrounding a stranger, he finds himself in a race against time to avert a catastrophe.
Watch the trailer for yourself!