[News Bites] Lo-Res ‘The Hypnotist’ Trailer, ‘Self Storage’ Imagery, And Another Look At ‘Hitchcock’

The official Facebook page for Self Storage has been updated with a few behind-the-scenes pics and the news that Eliza Robert will now star alongside Eric Roberts, Michael Berryman, Jonathan Silverman and Tommy DeNucci in the Tom DeNucci-directed horror pic. “‘Self Storage’ tells the story of Jake, the night watchman working at a highly-secured self-storage facility. His pals are home from college and looking to party. Jake decides to invite them to his work and throw a fiesta of his own. Innocent mischief turns a naughty night of sex, drugs and rock & roll into an evening of pure terror. Barbed wire fences are meant to keep people out, but these fences keep people in.

While it’s unfortunately not in English, and horribly pixelated, you can get a first look at Lasse Hallstrom’s The Hypnotist in the following international trailer. “In the novel, Detective Linna investigates a grisly triple homicide where the only survivor, a young boy, is too traumatized to testify. Linna convinces a famous psychologist, against his better judgment, to hypnotize the boy, setting off a terrifying chain of events.” Mikael Persbrandt, Lena Olin and Tobias Zilliacus all star. Watch for distro news as it comes in.

Below we’ve also added a new look at Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock in Fox Searchlight’s now filming Hitchcock, which also stars Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, James D’Arcy, Jessica Biel, Toni Collette, Danny Huston, Michael Stuhlbarg, Michael Wincott and Wallace Langham. Directed by Sacha Gervasi, the project is based on the non-fiction book by Stephen Rebello that tracks how Hitchcock, at the height of his game as a director, decided to make a “lowly” horror movie (Psycho). No studio wanted to touch it initially, so Hitchcock scrounged for financing by himself. The movie, of course, became one of his biggest hits and one of the most influential of all time.