Netflix's upcoming survival thriller film is not for the claustrophobic.
A new literally breathtaking survival thriller from the director of 'Piranha 3D' is coming to Netflix.
'Oxygen' is expected to tap into some of your deepest fears and anxiety as you follow a woman trapped in a confined cryo space as she tries her best to regain her memory before she runs out of oxygen.
The film is directed by Alexandre Aja, with the original script written by Christie LeBlanc.
The film stars Melanie Laurent, who is previously known for her roles in 'Inglourious Basterds' and '6 Underground'.
Here's everything we know about 'Oxygen.'
Release Date: Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
The American-French survival thriller is confirmed to release on Netflix on May 12th, 2021. It will be available for streaming globally for Netflix subscribers.
The film follows a woman suffering from severe memory loss. She wakes up trapped inside a cryogenic chamber and is rapidly losing oxygen. Her chance of survival lies in her ability to remember who she is. Netflix already released the short teaser trailer, and it exudes an immense claustrophobic feeling.
Alexandre Aja admits that the claustrophobic theme was "necessary," especially in recent times.
“After a period spent in lockdown, a project which in its core explores confinement and claustrophobia was a no-brainer, almost a necessity. I am very enthusiastic to collaborate with Wild Bunch and Melanie Laurent and to begin a beautiful creative adventure with Netflix,” Aja said in via THR back in July 2020.
You can watch the teaser trailer at the bottom part of this article.
'Inglourious Basterds' actress Mélanie Laurent plays the lead role of the woman trapped in the high-tech chamber. However, the exact name of her character remains unknown.
She will be joined by Marc Saez, who plays Inspector Ortiz. Eric Herson-Macarel is also coming in as Capitaine Moreau and Cathy Cerda as Alice.
'Lines of Wellington' actor Malik Zidi and 'The Diving Bell and the Butterfly' star Mathieu Amalric are also confirmed to join the cast list.
The lead role for the project has been passed on multiple times before Laurent's casting. The role was first given to Anne Hathaway in 2017. She was later replaced by Noomi Rapace in February 2020, and by July that same year, the lead role was given to Melanie Laurent.
There is no official trailer yet, but we are certain that it will be here a few days from now in preparation for the film's release on May 12th, 2021.
We will update this space once the official trailer drops. In the meantime, here is the teaser trailer for the film.