Say what you will about director Paul Greengrass and his “shaky cam” cinematography (Which many argue adds a visceral and grounded tone to his films), but the man doesn’t pick easy subject matter. In fact, he seems to take on some of the hardest and most tragic true stories to adapt to film. Whether it’s 2006’s United 93, focused on the passengers of the titular Flight 93 that stopped one of the planes from crashing on 9/11, or 2013’s Captain Phillips, based on the 2009 Maersk Alabama hijacking, Greengrass seems willing to jump into brutal narratives and propel audiences down a dark path.
Seems he plans to outdo himself with his upcoming film 22 July, based on the aftermath of the 2011 Norway attacks. Not only did Greengrass direct the film, but he also wrote and co-produced it alongside Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, and Gregory Goodman. The film is set to hit select theaters and globally on Netflix on October 19th, but we’ll get an idea about the film by tomorrow as it will make it’s world premiere September 5, 2018 in the main competition section of the 75th Venice International Film Festival. For now, check out the new trailer for the film below: