I was pleasantly surprised with Paul Walker’s recent South African-set actioner VEHICLE 19. Outside of the FAST & FURIOUS franchise he’s rarely tasted success and although that film may have went straight-to-DVD, it was arguably his best performance since RUNNING SCARED. We’ll next see him in race-against-time disaster drama HOURS as a desperate husband and newly crowned father fighting to keep his newborn daughter alive during the infamous Hurricane Katrina.
Before sunrise on August 29, 2005, Nolan Hayes (Walker) arrives at a New Orleans hospital with his pregnant wife, Abigail (Rodriguez), who has gone into early labor. What should be one of the happiest days of Nolan’s life quickly spirals out of control when the birth goes tragically wrong and Hurricane Katrina ravages the hospital, forcing an evacuation. Told to stay with his child, who is on a ventilator, and await transfer by ambulance, Nolan and his newborn are soon cut off from the world by power outages and rising flood waters. When no one returns to help, Nolan faces one life-and-death decision after another, fighting to keep his daughter alive, as minute-by-agonizing minute passes, becoming unimaginable hours.
HOURS is written and directed by Eric Heisserer (screenwriter of recent horror retreads A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and THE THING) and co-stars Genesis Rodriguez, Nick Gomez, Kerry Cahill and Judd Lormand. We have a brand new trailer and posters from the (hopefully) nail-biting suspense thriller hitting US cinemas 13th December. No details yet on a UK date.
Source: Pantelion Films