Malevolent: Teaser Trailer
- Published on Tuesday, 27 October 2015 16:37
A young woman named Miriam (Dani Lennon) works for a non-profit which promotes global peace initiatives. This is in reaction to her estranged father — sociopath US war profiteer and billionaire Cyrus DeKalb (Ray Wise). When he learns he is dying, Cyrus calls Miriam and her three siblings together, ostensibly to discuss his will. However, what he actually has planned is to pronounce judgement on them all. They are, in his view, traitors; and he has elaborate death traps planned for each of them.
The wrinkle is: A race of intergalactic gamblers, who wager on human conflicts as bloody sport, have chosen Miriam as their protagonist for this match. Thus, the entire situation is being manipulated by the Gamemaster (Morena Baccarin), who has the power to call fouls, reverse time, and reconfigure events as they play out. And so the playing field is constantly changing under Miriam’s feet — sometimes to her benefit, but usually not.