‘The Philosophers’ Debuts Epic New Movie Trailer

Hot off the heels of my interview with the lovely and talented Katie Findlay from The Carrie Diaries comes the movie trailer for “The Philosophers.” Katie mentioned the movie in our interview together and now that I’ve seen the trailer for it I’m waiting with bated breathe until it’s release. As for a release date I couldn’t track down any solid day other that hopefully soon in 2013.

The film boasts quite the array of actors. Along side Katie we have James D’Arcy (Cloud Atlas, Hitchcock), Daryl Sabara who you might recognize as Juni from the Spy Kids movies, George Blagden from the recent big screen adaptation of Les Misérables, Harry Potter alum Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) as well as Freddie Stroma (Cormac McLaggen) who is also know as the drool worthy radio DJ Luke from Pitch Perfect, and Jacob Artist (the devilishly good looking Jake Puckerman on Glee).

Find out what the film is about and check out the newly released trailer below.

Official Movie Synopsis:

At an international school in Jakarta, a brilliant but mysterious philosophy teacher challenges his class of twenty graduating seniors to undertake one final thought experiment in order to complete the requirements for graduation. The experiment is to be the most extreme they have ever had to face. Using the power of logic alone, the students must choose which of them would be worthy of a place in an underground shelter built to withstand a fast-approaching nuclear apocalypse. The shelter only has space for ten people, which means certain death for those that are not chosen.

The real-life world of the classroom dramatically segues into the imaginary yet all too real world of the nuclear bunker and the approaching atomic catastrophe. Forced to make impossible decisions, the twenty young students enter an explosive and highly stylised world in which the survival instinct reigns supreme. Murder, deceit, sex and betrayal become the norm as the students strive to survive the impossible scenario. In doing so, they take the audience on an exhilarating journey across multiple realities, each one ever more intense than the last.

Now hold on to your seats for this one, it looks like in the trailer Mr. Artist is getting very close with a blonde male co-star (Freddie Stroma perhaps?). If I didn’t know any better I’d say Jacob gets to play gay in this movie. Not only do I love me some good philosophy but a sexy Jacob Artist locking lips with that blonde would just be the cherry on top of what looks like a block buster of a movie. Let us know what you think about the movie and also your take on the two boys getting cosy.

‘The Philosophers’ Movie Trailer

  • ed

    Despite the school setting doesn’t really show that they’re really in Jakarta, but the rest of the sets really feels like they’re in Indonesia. 🙂
    Hoping that they will show this in Indonesia soon. Can’t wait. 🙂

  • willo

    Wow. When I read the synopsis I was like shocked when I saw Jakarta word in one of the sentences. It made me like read it twice to make it sure it was really Jakarta. Lol. But, when I watched the trailer, there’s one of the Indonesia’s local TV, SCTV, that participated to produce this movie. Surely, I cannot wait to watch this movie. Hopefully it doesn’t turn as a disappointment since the story and the thrills from the trailer are quite breathtaking. Proud is all I can say as an Indonesian.

  • millo

    what!! so, this is mean that sexy jacob artist have spend several months filming in jakarta?!!!! oh man!! why didn’t i knew that! i should’ve come to his hotel room and rape him!!!

    well, i hope his gay scene in this movie will be super HOT!

    ps: wow i didn’t know homorazzi has so many indonesia readers 😀

  • looks epic

  • bruin

    i smiled when i saw this trailer. recognized the temples/scene of the shelter bc ive been there ha

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prambanan

  • keith

    why are there so many movies about a select group of people, often teenagers or young adults, who have to kill each other to survive.
    i find them unsettling and will not accept that they are meant to be parables to real life.
    battle royale, this, the hunger games, another new one where the people are at a dinner party, i know there are a lot more, especially recently.
    not only is the concept overplayed, it’s disturbing.

  • Brian

    Say woot? Indonesia !! #somanyindonesianhere 😀

  • Tommy

    I went to the International School in Jakarta when it was the
    Joint Embassy School. The classrooms looked nothing and I
    mean NOTHING like they show them in the clip. The temple is
    realistic. I cannot remember what the name of the temple is,
    though.

  • Rendy

    wow, so many Indonesian here.. 🙂 I’m Indonesian too..