While “The Discovery” landed at the Sundance Film Festival last month boasting star power — Rooney Mara, Jason Segel, Robert Redford — and a nifty premise, reaction was mixed on the sci-fi movie. But we’ll watch anything with that cast, and we can’t help but continue to be intrigued by the film, which now has a new trailer.
Charlie McDowell (“The One I Love“) directs this story about a doctor who discovers proof of the afterlife, and the deadly consequences that follow. Here’s the synopsis from Sundance:
What would you do if there was proof of an afterlife? The answer to this question is rivetingly explored in The Discovery, where world-renowned physicist Doctor Thomas Harber (Robert Redford) is able to scientifically prove the existence of an afterlife—but with dire consequences. His estranged son, Will (Jason Segel), tries to confront the situation by returning to the New England–esque island where he grew up. He crosses paths with Isla (Rooney Mara), who’s returning to the island for mysterious reasons of her own. The tale unfolds over the ensuing days as the regret of past choices forces these lost characters to reflect on how they’ve gotten to where they are.
“The Discovery” hits Netflix on March 31st.