As I say in my video review above, The Loft has had a long build-out since Erik Van Looy’s thriller debuted in his native Belgium in 2008, stopping over for a remake in the Netherlands in 2010 before its latest remodeling job in the U.S. for Open Road Films, which picked up the pic after Universal let it go.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t travel well. Van Looy is back to direct, and this one features a solid cast including Karl Urban, Wentworth Miller, James Marsden, original star Matthias Schoenaerts and Eric Stonestreet. The men are good actors stuck in dreary roles, and the women (Isabel Lucas, Rachael Taylor and Rhona Mitra) are simply objects to service the plot, which revolves around five married guys who conspire to secretly share a penthouse loft in the city where they can have their affairs. They eventually discover a woman’s dead body there, each begins to suspect the other. (Note: I figured out the ending way too early.)
Wesley Strick wrote the script based on Bart De Pauw’s original screenplay, and Paul Green, Adam Shulman, Hilde De Laere and Matt DeRoss produced. So what do you think? Is The Loft priced to sell?
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