The opening scene from The Divide (2011) has premiered. The Xavier Gens directed scene features Lauren German, Ashton Holmes and at the end of it Michael Biehn appears. The Divide also stars Milo Ventimiglia, Rosanna Arquette, Peter Stormare, and Michael Eklund. The Divide‘s plot synopsis: “When a cataclysmic explosion devastates New York, eight strangers take refuge in the basement of their apartment building, a converted fallout shelter designed by their paranoid superintendent Mickey. With just three connecting rooms it’s barely big enough, but with stockpiles of food and water, the group are at least safe from the horrors outside, and they settle in and attempt to fathom the catastrophe that has ended the lives of so many of their loved ones. But suddenly men in HAZMAT suits storm their shelter and open fire. The strangers join forces in a desperate bid to take on this enemy, with no one understanding what these HAZMATS are looking for and what drives them to be so merciless. With fatalities on both sides and the remaining HAZMATS temporarily pushed back and locked out, the worst is yet to come for the group. Cabin fever sets in as the perception of the shelter shifts from safe-haven to claustrophobic rat-trap.”
The viewer is given a much better feel for the film than they did in The Divide (2011) Teaser Trailer or from The Divide (2011) Movie Poster. The beginning of this film is very good and may remind the viewer of the burning fields scene from the Nicholas Cage disaster film Knowing. From the teaser trailer, I knew that steel door got closed on approaching people but I had no idea what proceeded that until now.
Watch The Divide opening scene below and leave your thoughts on it. The Divide has its world premiere on March 13, 2011 at the South By Southwest Film Festival. No word yet when it will be released in theater in the US yet.