Neill Blomkamp’s Demonic Trailer Takes on the Limits of Science

Fandango has released the first trailer for Neill Blomkamp’s Demonic. The South African director, who generally favors sci-fi, opted to mix genres this time in a story that will mingle sci-fi and horror. Judging from the images, it appears that the story will take on how far can humans push themselves before committing the sin of hubris. It also deals with the ephemeral border between what’s real and what’s not, especially in the VR era. The trailer introduces the young protagonist, portrayed by Carly Pope, embarking on a scientific experiment. Unfortunately for her, things take an ugly turn and it appears that she is possessed by a demonic creature. While fans may never see Blomkamp’s take on Alien after the director left that project a while ago, this might be the closest thing they can get.

You can watch the Demonic trailer in the player below.

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Blomkamp directed and wrote the story. Stuart Ford produced. The Demonic cast includes Carly Pope, Chris William Martin, and Michael Rogers. Per the official description, “in Demonic, a young woman unleashes terrifying demons when supernatural forces at the root of a decades-old rift between mother and daughter are ruthlessly revealed in this horror-thriller from director Neill Blomkamp.”

Demonic will hit theatres and digital release on August 20.

What do you think about the official trailer for Demonic? Given Blomkamp’s previous works in the sci-fi genre, what do you expect from the upcoming movie? Let us know in the comments section below.

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