Luke Hemsworth isn’t any stranger to surveillance.
Most followers know him from HBO’s sci-fi collection “Westworld,” the place he performs Ashley Stubbs, the safety chief who screens visitors by way of video feeds. But surveillance additionally performs a central position in “Death of Me,” now obtainable on-demand. Hemsworth and Maggie Q play Neil and Christine, a married couple vacationing on a distant island in Thailand. Neil is a journey blogger who’s documenting their journey by way of a vlog.
The couple awakens of their trip rental lined in bruises and grime however can’t recall how they bought there. They play again Neil’s footage from the earlier evening and watch in horror as Neil seems to snap Christine’s neck and bury her physique.
Neil and Christine should unravel the thriller of the discovered footage and Christine’s “death,” all whereas the island’s inhabitants creepily look on.
That surveillance — from the digital camera and the islanders — units the unsettling tone of the film, Hemsworth tells TheWrap.
“I think it’s something that creeps into everything that we kinda do nowadays. The threat of being watched all the time. Somewhere, somehow,” the Australian actor defined. “It makes for an interesting comment about your accountability and what you’re able to get away with.”
In “Death of Me,” the thriller is whether or not or not Neil actually will get away with homicide.
The movie delves into some extra conventional horror parts that received’t be spoiled right here, however engaged on it has modified Hemsworth’s perspective on expertise.
“Now there’s so many cameras everywhere. I notice it more coming back to Australia. There’s a chance that people are involved in people’s lives a lot more,” he mentioned. “I don’t think it’s necessarily a good thing.”
“That eerie feeling of people watching is one of the things I can’t stand. I do my utmost to get away from it as much as I can. The kids don’t have phones. I’ve definitely started to use my phone less and less,” he added.
As for his position on “Westworld,” the place his character’s complete job is to observe others, Hemsworth tells TheWrap he’s excited to return.
“I think the plan is still to shoot next year,” he mentioned however famous that restrictions round journey and manufacturing as a result of ongoing coronavirus pandemic are nonetheless in place. “As to when, what, where how, who and whether it happens or not is another question.”
“Death of Me,” directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, is accessible on-demand now. Check out the trailer beneath:
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