Channing Tatum starrer, “Blink Twice,” an American psychological black comedy-thriller film, is all set to hit the theaters. The recently released trailer for the film intensified the hype for the movie. “Blink Twice” marks the directorial debut of the actress Zoë Kravitz, whose previous notable acting credits include her role as  Angel Salvadore in the superhero film X-Men: First Class (2011), Toast in Mad Max: Fury Road, and she has also voiced Mary Jane Parker in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) and played Catwoman in the animated The Lego Batman Movie (2017) and the live-action DC film The Batman (2022). 

As for her first directorial feature, the trailer gives a promising glimpse of a comedy-thriller. The trailer opens with Tatum’s character, Slater King, announcing amusingly that everyone’s dead and then backtracking to start at the beginning. In the flashback, he introduces his posse of friends to Naomi Ackie’s Frida before inviting her and her friend, Jess, portrayed by Alia Shawkat, to his private island. 

“Did we just jet off to a billionaire’s island with a bunch of strangers?” Jess asks Frida, who replies, “No, he’s not a stranger. He’s Slater King.”

Throughout the trailer,  the ladies relish in the luxuries of Slater King’s life, like champagne and amazing food, while Jess jokes that there will be human sacrifice. As more time goes by, the guests begin to slowly lose their memories and get the vibe that something’s off. “I’m having a great time here, but I also have this feeling that I’m like not,” Adria Arjona’s Sarah says, with Simon Rex’s Cody echoing that sentiment. “There’s something weird going on here.”

What is Channing Tatum’s upcoming film all about?

Blink Twice is an upcoming American psychological black comedy-thriller film, which was initially titled Pussy Island. The film’s synopsis reads: “When tech billionaire Slater King meets Frida, he invites her to join him and his friends for a dream vacation on his private island. However, as strange things start to happen, she’ll have to uncover the truth if she wants to make it out alive.”

The film boasts a strong cast, including Haley Joel Osment, Christian Slater, Kyle MacLachlan, Geena Davis, and, of course, Channing Tatum.

Kravitz previously opened up about casting Tatum in the sinister lead role, noting she liked that he hadn’t really done dark roles before. She said, “Looking at his work and hearing him speak about Magic Mike and the live show, I’m like, ‘I think he’s a feminist.’ You need to be so far from who this is, where it’s not scary. And I don’t think we’ve ever seen him play someone dark. I’m excited to see him do that.”

Kravitz and Tatum co-produced the film alongside Bruce Cohen, Tiffany Persons, and Garrett Levitz. In addition to helming and co-producing the film, the multitalented Kravitz has also co-written the screenplay with E.T. Feigenbaum. 

Blink Twice is scheduled to be released by Amazon MGM Studios on August 23, 2024.

Watch the trailer for Blink Twice Here:

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