Should you merely can’t wait to soak up Zoë Kravitz as Batwoman this March, nicely, Steven Soderbergh has one thing to tide you over. The actor is entrance and heart in his new movie Kimi, which hits HBO Max on February 10. It’s one thing of a contemporary replace on Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 movie Rear Window, with Grace Kelly’s signature blonde locks and telescope swapped out for blue hair and the titular Alexa/Siri-like AI machine. Kravitz’s character, Angela, is an agoraphobic tech employee who’s having fun with the isolation the pandemic has afforded her. Unsurprisingly, her Seattle loft gives a transparent view of her neighbors’s flats, although the trailer that dropped on Tuesday takes a twist after Angela says hello to her neighbor throughout the way in which. The crime she finally ends up witnessing takes place someplace totally completely different than within the unique movie—and the difficulty is, Angela has no thought the place.
Angela is in the course of a typical shift sifting by audio recordings, marking irrelevant clips reminiscent of a girl saying she wants paper towels as “resolved,” when the difficulty begins. The subsequent voice that comes by her headphones is a scream, and it isn’t lengthy earlier than Angela is satisfied she’s listening to a premeditated homicide. Her boss, performed by Rita Wilson, does her greatest to downplay the recording. When Angela asks her to name the FBI, she pivots the dialog to Angela’s previous struggles with psychological well being.
If Angela wasn’t having comparable psychic points then, she definitely is now. Her agoraphobia takes a flip for the more serious as she’s pressured to enterprise open air, and her sneaking suspicion that she’s being monitored solely makes issues worse. Because it seems, she has good cause to be anxious: Whoever else is aware of concerning the file finally ends up stuffing her right into a van. Let’s simply hope a neighbor or two was there to witness it.