Hereafter – Not Quite a Horror

Clint Eastwood and Matt Damon had barely finished filming their first movie together, Invictus, before they decided to do another one, Hereafter.

Several movie blogs and sites wrote about this news a couple of days ago, but since Warner Bros has decided to keep the storyline to themselves, for now, it has been speculated that the movie would be everything from a thriller to a horror movie, in the same tone as M. Night Shyamalan’s, The Sixth Sense.

However, thanks to Movie Line, which has actually read the original script, written by Peter Morgan, we now know the actual premise for Hereafter.

Matt Damon, who plays the lead, portrays a character with a supernatural gift; he sees dead people, even though he does his best to deny it, for himself. The two other main characters are the French journalist Marie and a 12-year-old boy named, Marcus.

Marie barley survived the horrific tsunami 2004 and now she’s spellbound to find answers to what she experienced, while she hovered between life and death. Marcus, losses his twin brother and becomes completely apathetic to the rest of the world, while he tries to find a way to contact his dead brother, in the hereafter.

Since the movie seems to deal with the strong and sad emotions, people face when someone they hold close, passes away, I would not call it a thriller and definitely not a horror movie. Instead, I would say it sounds more like a drama, with supernatural elements weaved into the story.

Nevertheless, this was from the original script and it’s not possible that the team decide to throw in a couple of changes here and there, before they start filming this fall.

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