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In the new sci-fi thriller CAPTIVE STATE, Earth has become home to an alien occupation that’s lasted for ten years. Naturally, a few people may not be a fan of these visitors from outer space, and there’s an event rising that will affect the future of the planet and everyone living on it. The gripping, fast-paced new trailer for the movie from director Rupert Wyatt (RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES) is filled with intense imagery that teases an original sci-fi flick that ditches the laser guns and bloated visual effects for something far more sinister.

Whenever I see some footage for STATE I always recall 2009’s DISTRICT 9, which tied in current events and political issues into a grounded, yet still entertaining, sci-fi flick. Wyatt has done an excellent job with both independent thrillers like THE ESCAPIST and big-budget action movies like PLANET OF THE APES, so he’s more than capable of finding the more interesting angles in this story.

Written by Wyatt and Erica Beeney (THE BATTLE OF SHAKER HEIGHTS), STATE’s cast is filled out by John Goodman, Ashton Sanders, Jonathan Majors, Colson Baker and Vera Farmiga.

Here is the brief synopsis:

Set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force, “Captive State” explores the lives on both sides of the conflict – the collaborators and dissidents.

CAPTIVE STATE hits theaters March 29, 2019.

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