Odd Thomas Cast and Crew:
Director: Stephen Sommers
Writers: Stephen Sommers (screenplay), Dean R. Koontz (based on the novel Odd Thomas)
Stars: Anton Yelchin, Addison Timlin, Leonor Varela
Odd Thomas Plot Synopsis:
In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.
At first, I was a little surprised to learn that Odd Thomas is a straight to DVD release. This film is based on a popular novel, stars Anton Yelchin, William Defoe and is directed by Stephen Sommers. However, after viewing the movie trailer for the film, it quickly becomes apparent why the film was not released theatrically.
The trailer for Odd Thomas spoils the entire structure for the film, has a revealing look at the malicious entities and showcases the lack of horror or suspense created by the movie’s villains – a critical flaw that leaves me wondering: why?
I wont expand upon this as you’ll already know the answer. However, I think it’s worth pondering over how the above trailer was authorised or how those involved in its creation ever got to their position in the industry.