The Hitcher

Last Update: 29 April 2007


All images copyright © 2007 Rogue Pictures (Focus Features)

 
From filmmaker Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes production company (producers
of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Amityville Horror) comes 'The
Hitcher,' an update of the 1986 film of the same name.
 
Dave Meyers makes his feature directorial debut on the new thriller, which
tracks the terrifying trajectory of Grace Andrews (Sophia Bush) and Jim Halsey
(Zachary Knighton), a collegiate couple who are tormented by the mysterious
hitchhiker John Ryder, a.k.a. The Hitcher (Sean Bean).
 
The young couple hit the road in a 1970 Oldsmobile 442, en route to spring break.
But their pleasure trip soon turns into a waking nightmare. The initial encounters
with Ryder are increasingly off-putting for Grace and Jim, and they bravely fight
back when he ambushes them. But they are truly blindsided when he implicates
them in a horrific slaying and continues to shadow them.
 
The open road becomes a suspenseful, action-packed battleground of blood and
metal as, in trying to elude not only Ryder but also New Mexico State Police
Lieutenant Esteridge’s (Neal McDonough) officers, Grace and Jim must fight
for their lives and face their fears head-on.
 
 
Production began June 12, 2006 in Austin (TX) and Santa Fe (NM) on July
17, with a filming schedule of 44 days and a scheduled wrap date of August
10, 2006. Sean was in the US filming after June 17, 2006.
 
Sean also took part in three days of reshoots scheduled for the week of
November 20, 2006.
 
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 All images copyright © 2007
Rogue Pictures (Focus Features)

 

 All images copyright © 2007
Rogue Pictures (Focus Features)

 

 

 

 All images copyright © 2007
Rogue Pictures (Focus Features)

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PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS:

Sean Bean
Sophia Bush
Zachary Knighton
Neal McDonough

John Ryder
Grace Andrews
Jim Halsey
Lieutenant Esteridge

PRODUCTION CREDITS:

Genre
Distributor
Studio
Production Company

Horror
Focus Features International
Rogue Pictures
Rider Productions LLC

Producers

Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form

Directed by
Screenplay

Dave Meyers
Jake Wade Wall and Eric Bernt

Running time
Release Dates

90 min
19 January 2007 (North America)

 
 

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