Netflix is always working to bring new streaming content each year and they know quite well how to play its cards when it’s about horror or thriller films. This time, they released the first trailer for upcoming movie, I’m Thinking of Ending Things, a new project by one of the most celebrated screenwriters of his era, Charlie Kaufman.
Besides being the director, Charlie also wrote the script for the film. Kaufman has demonstrated before his astounding way of telling stories such as in Wanna Be John Malkovich (1999) by Spike Jonze or in the unforgettable Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind (2004) directed by Michel Gondry, which won Kaufman an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
I’m Thinking of Ending Things is a psychological horror film based on the 2016 novel of the same name by Iain Reid. It tells the story of Cindy, a woman who is thinking of breaking the relationship that ties her to Jake. Meanwhile, he is about to take her to meet his parents.
While the situation is already complicated enough, a snowstorm would cause them to get trapped at the house where strange things start to happen that will turn everything into a crazy and scary adventure. Cindy will start to question everything she thought she knew about her boyfriend and even about herself.
The film, together with Kaufman was produced by Anthonu Bregman, Robert Salerno, Stefanie Azpiazu and is starring Jessie Buckley (Chernobyl, Wild Rose), Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad, Black Mirror), Toni Collette (Hereditary, Knives Out), and David Thewlis (Harry Potter, Wonder Woman).
During a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the director spoke about his vision for the upcoming film.
“I’m not setting out to do something that ‘tops’ some sort of brainteaser I might have done before. But there’s no question that I’m trying to build on the stuff that I’ve already done,” Karman explained.
“Loneliness and hopelessness and regret — these are things that are part of the fabric of this film”.
You only need to see the newly released trailer to know that it will be one of Netflix’s best proposal for the remainder of 2020. The film will be hitting the streaming platform on September 4th.