It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about Cargo, the upcoming thriller from Wild Eye Releasing. If it had stuck to its original premiere date, it would have been released three days ago, but that obviously didn’t happen. Today Wild Eye told us the film has been moved to November.
Ron Thompson plays Anthony Peterson, a ruthless businessman who literally becomes cargo. He wakes up in a dark box with just a cell phone and a limited amount of air. He’s being used as a pawn in a blackmail scheme for money: he has a lot of connections and his kidnappers are counting on that fact. Using only a cell phone, he has 24 hours to gather ten million dollars and wire it to the bad guys, or he won’t make it out of the shipping container alive.
Just like Ryan Reynolds in Buried, Thompson will be the only actor you see in Cargo. But you’ll hear the voices of Jose Rosete, Corbin Timbrook, Matthew Rosvally, Danika Fields and J.C. Maçek III, the latter of whom produced the film. Maçek also wrote the book novelization, which is out this very minute from Bloodhound Books. Check it out here, released with a new cover tying into the movie.
You can technically see Cargo earlier than November — but only if you live in Portland. It’ll make its theatrical premiere August 31 at the Clinton Street Theater, stating at 9 PM.
Finally, to make up for all the delays, Wild Eye has put out a new trailer for Cargo with the corrected release date. Check it out below…