In case you missed it (or were living under a WiFi-less rock — I don't know your life), the trailer for Gillian Flynn's Dark Places film adaptation premiered Thursday — and, from the looks of things, the film promises enough twists and turns to keep even the biggest mystery buff guessing. The film, which stars Charlize Theron and Chloë Grace Moretz, tells the story of Libby Day, whose own testimony sent her older brother Ben to jail after he supposedly murdered their whole family. But, did Ben really do it? The "Kill Club," a group of people dedicated to solving suspicious murders, don't think so — and they begin to convince Libby that she pointed the finger at the wrong suspect.
Dark Places is anything but your traditional murder mystery, and, as a fan of the book, I can tell you that there's no way to predict the way that this story goes. It's an intense journey that asks plenty of questions before it answers them, as evidenced by the trailer alone. In other words, if you like to know all of the answers in advance, then this won't be the film for you. But, when the movie does get to those answers? Prepare for your jaw to drop, because the conclusion is just so worth it.
But, what questions is the trailer for Dark Places already posing? Here's what you'll want to know going into the new movie:
What is the meaning of the writing on the wall?
At the beginning of the trailer we see what appears to be a person with a handheld camera running from an attacker. We then see this message on the wall — "Your God is Not Here." We know that the Day family is killed, but who did it? And why leave this message?
Why did Libby implicate Ben?
We never see Ben kill in the trailer, but Libby seems so sure that he's the murderer.
Why does the "Kill Club" think that Ben is innocent?
What do they know that Libby doesn't?
What did Ben do to this girl?
When Libby talks to her in present-day, she claims that Ben "f**ked up" her life.
Who is Diondra?
Ben's former girlfriend, played by Chloë Grace Moretz, sure seems like bad news...
Why is Ben keeping her a secret?
Ben tells Libby to "let it go" when she goes to see him.
What does Ben know?
Is he innocent? Guilty? Does he know who committed the crime? As the trailer says, everybody is a liar... but does that mean that Ben is or isn't guilty of murder?
The answer to all of these questions will arrive when the film hits theaters on April 8. Need them faster? Pick up Flynn's novel — just don't jump to the end right away. The ride there is the best part.
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