Luis Prieto’s Upcoming Thriller; Kidnap
Luis Prieto’s Kidnap Film Details
Director: Luis Prieto
Writer: Knate Lee
Release Date: December 2, 2016
Release Format: Theatrical
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Horror Sub-Genre: Thriller
A mother stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.
Kidnapped will be making it’s premiere on December 2, 2016. The Thriller is directed by Luis Prieto, and written by Knate Lee. It will star Halle Berry.
Halle Berry is starting to make a name for herself in the Horror-Thriller circuit. She’s coming from a line of Action, Drama and Romance movies and shifting into the darker side of cinema.
She made a dramatic transition from her role as Storm in X-Men, to her more dark performance in Gothika, where she played the role of Miranda Grey, a psychiatrist who unwittingly becomes a mental patient at her place of employment.
Her next related role would be The Perfect Stranger, starring alongside Bruce Willis, where she plays the role of Rowena Price, an undercover journalist who gets thrown into a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.
She made yet another phenomenal appearance in The Call, where she plays the role of Jordan Turner, a 911 operator who becomes involved in the abduction of a teenage girl.
Jumping back and forth between genres, we are starting to see the universal talent Halle Berry portrays.
Desperate and distraught, she stumbles into a police station to file a report. She then notices the wall filled with posters of missing children, who still remain missing. That’s when she realizes that it’s up to her to take action if she wants her son back.
The Kidnap trailer is packed with action, suspense, and intensity. You can sense the fear and anger of Halle Berry’s character, having lost her son to predators. In a sense, Berry’s character reminds me of Liam Neeson’s character in Pierre Morel’s Taken.
It surfaces around a similar premise. His teenage daughter takes a vacation trip and is kidnapped by human traffickers and attempted to be sold to the highest bidder. That is, until Neeson quickly jumps into combat mode and fights for his daughter.
Of course, viewing the trailer for Kidnap, it seems to take a slightly different path. As the viewer, you witness this young boy being taken away from plain sight.
You see Berry quickly transform into affirmative action, where she will fight, and will stop at nothing to get her son back.
I feel like Kidnap is the adjacent to Taken, and is all too familiar, when you consider the number of abduction films that have been released thus far.
On the same token, I am very excited for Halle Berry, and am confident that she can pull this role off just as successfully as her aforementioned roles.
Kidnap will release into theaters on December 2, 2016.