KARACHI: Netflix has recently released the first look of its upcoming film, The Devil All the Time.
The film is based on the novel of the same name, written by Donald Ray Pollock. The film, available to stream on Netflix by 16th September 2020, primarily has Jake Gyllenhaal and Randall Poster as their producers, as well as Riva Marker, Gretchen McGowan and Max Born. The book had been adapted into a screenplay by Antonio Campos. Some of his notable works also include The Sinner‘s pilot episode and season 8 of The Punisher. Campos will also be serving as the director of the film.
The film follows the disturbing, but hugely curious and fascinating lives of a group that has just recently seen the end of World War II, only to witness the world plunged back into the Vietnam War. The story unfolds as the damages and crimes of post-world war are inflicted on the lives of this bunch living in Southern Ohio and West Virginia.
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The All-Star Cast
The cast includes some of the most notable talents of the industry and our hopes just keep getting high. It includes:
- Tom Holland
- Robert Pattinson
- Bill Skarsgård
- Sebastian Stan
- Haley Benett
- Mia Wasikowska
- Riley Keough
- Jason Clarke
- Eliza Scanlen
- Harry Melling
- Pokey LaFarge
Now for the more interesting part: the characters. Characters are primarily the driving force of any story. Therefore, the more interesting a character, the more fascinating the story. Pollock uses a complex range of characters. They are unpredictable, disturbing and they have a fascination with murder and gore.
The film characterises a murderous couple: a photographer and his wife, who kill people as a form of their artistic expression. The story also includes a corrupt preacher, something that all societies could secretly, if not out-in-the-openly, relate to.
When the book came out, it received a number of praises. Josh Ritter, who wrote for The New York Times remarked, “sickly beautiful as it is hard-boiled. The scenes have a rare and unsettling ability to make the reader woozy, the ends of the chapters flicking like black horseflies off the page.”
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In conclusion, just like its page-turner book counterpart, we hope the film lives up to the excitement.