A remake of the 1990s action movie The River Wild is heading our way shortly – and the first trailer for it has landed.
The River Wild was a rare foray into the action adventure genre for Meryl Streep, and was a critical and commercial success back in 1994. Directed by Curtis Hanson and written by Dennis O’Neill, the film saw a family chased by armed fugitives whilst white water rafting.
And now – yep! – the film has been remade, and is two weeks away from release.
The synopsis for the remake reads as follows:
Joey (Leighton Meester) fears there could be trouble ahead after her brother Gray (Taran Killam) invites Trevor (Adam Brody), a childhood friend with a troubled past, on their whitewater rafting adventure with two other tourists. Once they become stranded in raging rapids, the thrill-seeking trip quickly turns from exciting to utterly terrifying as the rafters are trapped in a desperate fight for their lives, all the while someone seems intent on sabotage to ensure shocking secrets stay buried. To survive the wild river, Joey will have to face her fears, and everyone will have to develop killer instincts before they’re torn apart by deception aboard the raft, or by the waters wreaking havoc all around them.
Olivia Swan and Eve Connolly are also in the cast.
Ben Ketai directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with Mike Nguyen Le, based on O’Neill’s story.
The River Wild will be released on 1st August.
Watch the trailer below…
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