12 Minutes trailer, from Annapurna Interactive, reveals star-studded cast
Annapurna Interactive has released a new 12 Minutes trailer revealing a star-studded cast that includes: James McAvoy, Daisy Ridley, and Willem Dafoe. 12 Minutes is an interactive thriller about a man trapped in a time loop. Considering how into the movies Groundhog Day and Palms Springs I am, a chance to play that out has me really excited. Writer and director Luis Antonio and writer Steve Lerner invite players to solve the mystery of of the man stuck in the time loop. Check out the official synopsis from Annapurna Interactive:
In this interactive thriller, a man’s romantic evening with his wife is interrupted by a violent home invasion. The man tries to stop the attacker and gets knocked out only to immediately find himself back to the start of the evening, stuck in a time loop of 12 minutes. He must use the knowledge of what is about to happen to change the outcome and break the loop. The characters are nameless throughout the experience; “the man” is voiced by James McAvoy, “the woman” is voiced by Daisy Ridley, and “the intruder” is voiced by Willem Dafoe.
Twelve Minutes is a fresh take on the thriller genre, where players are asked to take part in a compelling story centered around a shocking crime which they must help solve. The game subverts the ideas of what play should feel like and will present players with a truly unique experience.
“I’m thrilled to have this incredibly talented cast bring the nuanced and complex characters of Twelve Minutes to life,” said Twelve Minutes director Luis Antonio. “This experience blends the mediums of film and games, and these extraordinary actors are perfect for the challenge of delivering a new twist on the thriller genre.”
Twelve Minutes is Luis Antonio’s game directing debut. He is known for his remarkable work as senior 3-D artist for the BAFTA Games award-winning The Witness; his earlier work includes art director at Ubisoft and 3-D artist at Rockstar Games. Annapurna Interactive has an expansive portfolio of critically acclaimed games including Sayonara Wild Hearts, Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition, Florence and the winners of the BAFTA Game Awards: Best Game award – Outer Wilds and What Remains of Edith Finch.
[via Annapurna Interactive]