Just a couple of days ago, we got the great new poster for the upcoming post-apocalyptic film, The Divide, from director Xavier Gens (Frontier(s), Hitman), and it was pretty sweet stuff.

We’ve now got the film’s brilliant first full trailer to share with you sent over by the studio, Anchor Bay, and it shows a lot of promise for Gens’ first feature film since his 2007 adaptation of Hitman led by Timothy Olyphant.

“In this graphic and violent, post-apocalyptic thriller, nine strangers — all tenants of a New York high rise apartment — escape a nuclear attack by hiding out in the building’s bunker-like basement. Trapped for days underground with no hope for rescue, and only unspeakable horrors awaiting them on the other side of the bunker door, the group begins to descend into madness, each turning on one another with physical and psycho-sexual torment. As supplies dwindle, and tensions flare, and they grow increasingly unhinged by their close quarters and hopelessness, each act against one another becomes more depraved than the next. While everyone in the bunker allows themselves to be overcome by desperation and lose their humanity, one survivor holds onto a thin chance for escape even with no promise of salvation on the outside.”

The film’s cast includes Lauren German (Hostel: Part II), Michael Biehn (The Terminator), and Milo Ventimiglia (TV’s Heroes), and judging by the trailer, it’s been done really well. We open on the end of the world as we know it, with German (who looks surprisingly similar to Milla Jovovich in that scene) witnessing the fire and destruction raining down upon New York. Then comes the mad rush of everybody trying to find a safe place to hide, which brings us down to the basement and the deathly scenario that awaits these nine New Yorkers in the aftermath, turning on each other.

The US is lucky enough to be getting this on 13th January next year, and there’s still no word of a UK release date. Hopefully it will just be a matter of time though, because this is something I’d really like to see on the big screen. Without further ado, here’s the first full-length trailer to enjoy.

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