Robert Rodriguez’s Hypnotic Trailer Has Ben Affleck Searching for His Missing Daughter
The official trailer has just been released for Hypnotic, the newest movie directed by Robert Rodriguez (Desperado, Alita: Battle Angel), the thriller stars Ben Affleck (The Flash, Air) as a detective looking to uncover a dangerous conspiracy as he searches for his missing daughter. From Ketchup Entertainment, the movie will hit theaters on May 12, 2023, and you can get a sneak peek now by watching the trailer below.
In Hypnotic, “a detective becomes entangled in a mystery involving his missing daughter and a secret government program while investigating a string of reality-bending crimes.” Along with Affleck, the film stars Alice Braga (Queen of the South), JD Pardo (Mayans M.C.), Hala Finley (Paradise Highway), Dayo Okeniyi (Shades of Blue), Jeff Fahey (The Marshal), Jackie Earle Haley (A Nightmare on Elm Street), and William Fichtner (The Dark Knight).
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Per IGN, the official plot synopsis is as follows:
“Determined to find his missing daughter, Austin detective Danny Rourke instead finds himself spiraling down a rabbit hole while investigating a series of reality-bending bank robberies where he will ultimately call into question his most basic assumptions about everything and everyone in his world. Aided by Diana Cruz, an unnervingly gifted psychic, Rourke simultaneously pursues and is pursued by a lethal specter – the one man he believes holds the key to finding the missing girl – only to discover more than he ever bargained for.”
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Hypnotic Is Like Hitchcock on Steroids
“It’s like a Hitchcock thriller on steroids. That’s all I can say,” Rodriguez previously teased to Collider about what to expect from the movie. “As soon as you see the first trailer, you’ll go ‘I got it. I’m there.’ It’s that kind of a movie. A lot of twists, a lot of turns. Very exciting.”
He added, “It’s a not everything you see is real-type movie and it’s got a great cast. It’ll be very energetic. It’s one of my favorite stories. I started writing it back in 2002. So it’s one of the ones I’ve had the longest that I’ve been wanting to do. I’m very excited that we finally might be making it.”
The film is produced by Mark Gill, Guy Botham, Lisa Ellzey, Jeff Robinov, John Graham, Racer Max, and Robert Rodriguez. It is executive produced by James Portolese, Joshua Throne, Maitreya Yasuda, Crystal Bourbeau, Vincent Bruzzese, Beth Bruckner O’Brien, Peter Touche, Christelle Conan, Gareth West, Chris Milburn, Artur Galstian, Vahan Yepremyan, Walter Josten, Patrick Josten, and Jordan Wagner.
Hypnotic will be released in movie theaters on May 12, 2023.