Earlier today, we saw the first trailer for The Magnificent Seven, what looks to be a fun and stylish remake, and now, on the other end of the spectrum, we have received the first trailer and poster for the forthcoming thriller The Girl on the Train and it looks moody and dark and mysterious. 

Based on the bestselling novel of the same name, by Paula Hawkins, and directed by Tate Taylor, The Girl on the Train follows Rachel, played by Emily Blunt, who is recovering from a divorce. Taking the train to work every day, she ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time and ends up caught in a mystery that unfolds thereafter. I'm a big fan of Blunt's work and I love a good mystery-thriller so I'm already intrigued for this project.

This evening, Universal Pictures have debuted a short teaser trailer for the film and it's pretty great. The reveal is dark and moody and mysterious but it does seem to reveal a lot of plot details that we perhaps would have been better off not knowing - although, in the large scheme of things, they may actually not be that big or, being a thriller, we may be being manipulated or something. There are a lot of similarities to Gone Girl here (which I loved) so it'll be interesting to see how close the two films are when this releases. Nonetheless, the teaser was thrilling and great and I'm looking forward to this, regardless. A teaser poster has also been released and it's wonderfully creative and stylish.

Here's the film's official synopsis:
Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Lisa Kudrow and Laura Prepon star in DreamWorks Pictures’ The Girl on the Train, from director Tate Taylor (The Help, Get on Up) and producer Marc Platt (Bridge of Spies, Into the Woods).

In the thriller, Rachel (Blunt), who is devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

Based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel, The Girl on the Train is adapted for the screen by Erin Cressida Wilson and Taylor. The film’s executive producers are Jared LeBoff and Celia Costas, and it will be released by Universal Pictures.
With Tate Taylor at the helm, and starring Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Luke Evans, Justin Theroux and Edgar Ramirez, The Girl on the Train is set to hit cinemas on October 7th, 2016.

Check out the trailer and poster below:


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Awais Irfan
Founder of Oasis Awais, and avid lover of life, Awais Irfan's love of writing and film is unequivocal. Ever since he was a little kid, he has loved the cinematic experience; so much so, he is studying Film Production in Glasgow and hopes to be the next "big thing" in directing.

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