Amazon has released the trailer for their original film Encounter, starring Riz Ahmed, who has returned to the streamer after his stunning Oscar-nominated performance in the film Sound of Metal. This psychological thriller tells the heartbreaking story of a father who is fighting a force that he believes to be alien invaders, but it’s hard to tell for sure whether they are real or in his head.
The film also stars Octavia Spencer, Rory Cochrane, Lucian-River Chauhan, and Aditya Geddada, and it is directed and co-written by Michael Pearce, who last helmed the acclaimed psychological thriller Beast. Joe Barton, creator and writer of the series Giri/Haji also co-wrote.
Here’s the full synopsis:
A decorated Marine goes on a rescue mission to save his two young sons from an unhuman threat. As their journey takes them in increasingly dangerous directions, the boys will need to leave their childhoods behind.
This looks like it’s going to be a heartbreaking film, and it also looks like Ahmed is going to give another incredible performance. The movie will have a theatrical release on December 3, 2021, followed by a streaming premiere on Amazon Prime Video on December 10, 2021.