(Photo left) ANA CLAUDIA TALANCON as Taylor Anthony and SARA KUBIK as Monster Ellie in Alcon Entertainment and Kadokawa Pictures’ supernatural thriller “One Missed Call,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo by Guy D’Alema
"What will it sound like when you die?" In the supernatural thriller "One Missed Call," a chain of people receive terrifying cell phone messages of their own final fatal moments. Though the messages can be deleted, their number is up.
Beth Raymond (Shannyn Sossamon) is traumatized when she witnesses the gruesome deaths of two friends just days apart. Even more disturbing, she knows that both of them had received chilling cell phone messages--actual recordings of their own horrifying last moments. Impossibly, the calls were received days before they died, but each death occurred precisely when and how the messages foretold.
The police think Beth is delusional--except for Detective Jack Andrews (Ed Burns) whose own sister was killed in a freak accident that bears a strange similarity to the deaths of Beth's friends. Together, Jack and Beth work feverishly to unravel the mystery behind the ominous calls.
But even as they get closer to the truth, Beth's cell phone begins to ring with an eerie tune, and the readout says One Missed Call...
Alcon Entertainment and Kadokawa Pictures present, in association with Equity Pictures Medienfonds GmbH & Co. KG IV, an Intermedia Films production, "One Missed Call." The film stars Shannyn Sossamon, Ed Burns, Ana Claudia Talancon, Ray Wise and Azura Skye.
"One Missed Call" is directed by Eric Valette, from a screenplay by Andrew Klavan, based upon the novel "Chakushin Ari" by Yasushi Akimoto. The producers are Broderick Johnson, Andrew A. Kosove, Scott Kroopf, Jennie Lew Tugend and Lauren C. Weissman. Shinya Egawa, Timothy M. Bourne, Martin Schuermann, Josef Lautenschlager and Andreas Thiesmeyer serve as executive producers, with Steven P. Wegner, Elizabeth Kushman, Alison Haskovec, Manfred Heid and Gerd Koechlin serving as co-producers.
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Glen MacPherson, production designer Laurence Bennett, editor Steven Mirkovich, and costume designer Sandra Hernandez. The music is by Reinhold Heil & Johnny Klimek, and the music supervisor is Deva Anderson.
"One Missed Call" has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for intense sequences of violence and terror, frightening images, some sexual material and thematic elements.