Let’s get to it. As reported in Shadow and Act, Till star Danielle Deadwyler stars in Parallel as a woman who is deep in grief after losing her child. She is caught in a web of multiple parallel versions of herself and tests her limits … Interesting. The trailer also stars Aldis and Edwin Hodge, who wrote the new sci-fi horror film along with Jonathan Keasey.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Parallel follows the story of Vanessa (Danielle Deadwyler) who takes refuge at her family’s lake house to grieve after suffering the loss of her child. Accompanied by her husband, Alex (Aldis Hodge), and his brother, Martel (Edwin Hodge), Vanessa attempts to regain her sense of normalcy after the tragedy. But soon after their arrival, she experiences an aberration when she is attacked by a parallel universe’s version of herself. Faced with the reality that multiverses exist, she must reconcile the fact that these parallel gates will either hold the key to releasing her grief or trapping her forever.
It’s a pretty diverse project with Kourosh Ahari directing. According to Shadow and Act, Parallel was announced in 2022 and is a remake of the popular Chinese film Parallel Forest. Deadwyler is also executive producing. The Hodges brothers are producing through their company, Hodge Brothers Productions. Also producing are Rumble Riot’s Sean Lydiard and Jaylen Moore, along with Keasey and Ann Zhang for the original film’s producer, Beijing Pu Luo Media Co. Executive producers include Rumble Riot’s Elliot Michael Smith and RJ Collins, Fremont Films’ Richie Doyle, Mammoth Pictures’ Alex Bretow, Beijing Pu Luo Media Co.’s Lei Zeng and Chengxi Li, Randall J. Bacon, Joseph Lanius, Danny R. Carmona, Dean Scheske and Jovanna Burke.
Parallel is due to hit theaters on Feb. 23 and on-demand on Feb. 27.