Written and directed by Rodrigo Cortés, the man who impressively trapped Ryan Reynolds in a box in Buried for the entirety of the ninety-minute film, we got our first look at Robert De Niro in the film back in April last year, followed by an intriguing and mysterious teaser trailer and poster in September.

Following the film’s debut at Sundance, and ahead of its release in Spain in March, we’ve now got a great new Spanish trailer and poster to share with you, courtesy of Antena 3, via The Playlist, and IMP Awards, respectively.

De Niro is supported by an impressive cast that includes Sigourney Weaver, Cillian Murphy, and the ever-rising Elizabeth Olsen, and the plot looks a little like this:

“[T]he film tells the story of a psychologist (Weaver) and her assistant (Murphy) whose study of paranormal activity leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic (De Niro). The psychologist attempts to debunk the psychic’s work after he steps back into the limelight after 30 years.”

Variety report that Millenium Entertainment have picked up the film after watching it at Sundance, with the CEO, Bill Lee, having this to say in relation to the acquisition:

“We are thrilled with ‘Red Lights’ and excited to distribute the film,” said Lee. “This definitely has theatrical potential and we plan to give it a standard theatrical platform release, with ancillaries coming 90-100 days later. We came to Sundance with the intention of buying ‘Red Lights’ if it was good, and we thought Rodrigo did a fabulous job with the film. UTA was teriffic to deal with, and we’re both thrilled and proud to distribute the film.”

Encouraging words, to be sure. I was a big fan of Cortés’ English language debut with Buried, and am looking forward to seeing what he brings us next. And interestingly, the film has a running length just shy of two hours, which I’m hoping is an indication that it’s got a solid plot developed throughout, and isn’t just a substance-less play on the paranormal genre.

No word yet on a release date here or in the States, but as The Playlist suggest, sometime around Halloween weekend this year would probably make sense. So be sure to look out for more from the film in the coming months. With a bit of luck, we’ll have a trailer to bring you in English soon. For now, if (like me) you don’t understand Spanish, there are plenty of visuals in the film that are easily accessible, as you’d expect from a supernatural thriller. Enjoy. And as usual with the poster, you can click to enlarge.

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