UK’s FrightFest is practically right around the corner. Unfortunately, I’ve never been across the pond and after viewing this year’s schedule for the popular film festival, I am even more envious than before. Along with the films slated to be screened this year is The Manetti Brothers’ THE ARRIVAL OF WANG. The brothers will be in attendance and the sci fi thriller is set to be screened along side their Italian box office hit, the neo giallo PAURA 3D on Saturday August 25th.
“Inspired by cult Sci-Fi TV classics such as THE TWILIGHT ZONE, V and THE X FILES, with a touch of THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH and THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, Marco and Antonio Manetti’s THE ARRIVAL OF WANG takes a refreshing new look at the genre, building intrigue and tension that will keep you on the edge of your seat.”
Interpreter Gaia (Francesca Cuttica) is offered a fortune by security forces to use her Chinese-language skills on a very special, highly secretive job. Her curiosity means she accepts and after being escorted to a secret location in Rome, she is locked inside a pitch-black room under the watchful eye of the domineering Inspector Curti (Ennio Fantastichini, LOOSE CANNONS) where she is asked to interpret the harsh interrogation of the eponymous ‘Wang’. But who exactly is the mysterious visitor and what does he want? Gaia uncovers some startling truths that not only jeopardize her position but could also threaten the future of Earth itself.
THE ARRIVAL OF WANG has a running time of 80 minutes and is set for an October 8th release date in The UK on DVD, with an exclusive VOD premiere in September.