Fangoria.com has nabbed the trailer, three movie clips and exclusive pix from the new psychological thriller AWAKE, which opens this Friday, November 30 from Dimension Films and MGM. Click here to check ’em all out. AWAKE stars Hayden (young Darth Vader) Christensen, Jessica Alba of the upcoming EYE remake, Lena (THE NINTH GATE) Olin, Terrence (THE BRAVE ONE) Howard and Christopher (THE FACULTY) McDonald and marks writer Joby Harold’s directorial debut.
In the film, Christensen plays New Yorker Clayton Bereseford, a multimillionaire in desperate need of a heart transplant. On the night of his quickie wedding to forbidden love Samantha Lockwood (Alba), he receives the life-saving call he has been desperately anticipating: They’ve found him a heart. Rushing to the hospital, he is greeted by his cardiologist and friend Jack Harper (Howard). With all going well, Clay is put under anesthesia, hoping to awaken with his new organ secure in his chest.
But unfortunately, Clay soon realizes that not all is well. He can still hear everything that is going on around him, but is unable to move or speak; Clay is experiencing a true-life surgical phenomenon known as “anesthetic awareness.” He can feel everything, but is unable to stop it. While biting through the excruciating pain, Clay listens to the treacherous conversations in the operating room and realizes that he was never meant to survive this procedure. When he finally does wake up, he must decide if everything he heard was real, or if it was just a nightmare brought on by the anesthesia.