by Helen Earnshaw |
Exam, a blistering psychological thriller directed by British newcomer Stuart Hazeldine is holding its World Premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on Friday 19 June with the film’s stars attending.
Exam stars Jimi Mistry (RocknRolla, The Guru), Luke Mably (28 Days Later, Colour me Kubrick), Colin Salmon (Punisher: War Zone, The Bank Job), Nathalie Cox, Pollyanna McIntosh, Adar Beck, Chris Carey, Gemma Chan, John Lloyd Fillingham and Chuck Iwuji.
Hazeldine has been hotly tipped by the major US studios after a rewrite of the blockbuster sci-fi remake The Day the Earth Stood Still for Twentieth Century Fox, directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly, and supernatural thriller Knowing for Summit Entertainment, directed by Alex Proyas and starring Nicolas Cage.
Hazeldine has most recently adapted John Milton’s epic religious fantasy poem Paradise Lost for Legendary Pictures (300, The Dark Knight), to be directed by Derrickson later this year. He is also adapting the sci-fi adventure novel The Tripods with Proyas for Don Murphy’s Angry Films (Transformers).
Exam follows eight talented individuals who reach the final stage of selection to join the ranks of a mysterious and powerful corporation and must sit a simple written exam.
As the ambitious candidates turn over their question papers, they find an entirely blank sheet staring back at them. With no question to answer they must decide how far they are willing to go to win the ultimate job.