Watch: New trailer for Netflix thriller Oxygen
James R | On 23, Apr 2021
No escape. No memory. 90 minutes to live. That’s the starting point for Oxygen, Netflix’s new survival thriller.
Starring Mélanie Laurent and Mathieu Amalric, the film follows a woman who wakes up in a cryogenic unit with no recollection of who she is. Quickly running out of air, she must find a way to remember who she is in order to survive.
Directed by Alexandre Aja (Piranha 3D) and written by Christie LeBlanc, the film promises claustrophobic suspense and lots of shouting at a calmly sinister computer. It premieres on 12th May on Netflix worldwide. Here’s the trailer:
Oxygen is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £9.99 monthly subscription.
Trailer: Alexandre Aja’s Oxygen arrives on Netflix this May
12th March 2021
“Where am I? Who am I?” Those are the questions immediately facing a woman in Oxygen, Netflix’s new thriller from Alexandre Aja.
The Piranha 3D and The Hills Have Eyes director broke out on to the international stage with Switchblade Romance in 2003, and has since gone on to helm a number of US horror flicks. Now, he’s back on French soil for the thriller, which is written by Christie LeBlanc and was previously on the Black List of unproduced screenplays.
It follows a woman who wakes up in a cryogenic unit with no memory. Quickly running out of oxygen, she must find a way to remember who she is in order to survive.
Starring Mélanie Laurent (Inglorious Basterds) and Mathieu Amalric, the film premieres on Netflix on 12th May – and now, a new trailer gives us a first glimpse of the close-quarters claustrophobia we can expect. Here’s the teaser:
O2: Alexandre Aja heads to Netflix for survival thriller
2nd August 2020
Alexandre Aja is heading to Netflix for new survival thriller O2.
The Piranha 3D and The Hills Have Eyes director broke out on to the international stage with Switchblade Romance in 2003, and has since gone on to helm a number of US horror flicks. Now, he’s heading back to French-language filmmaking for the first time in 15 years with this new Netflix project.
Melanie Laurent (Inglorious Basterds) will lead the cast, joined by Mathieu Amalric (The French Dispatch) and Malik Zidi (Play). Laurent, who previously appeared in Netflix’s 6 Underground, will play a young woman who wakes up in a medical cry unit with no memory of who she is. As she runs out of oxygen, she must work out how she got into the coffin-sized box and find a way out of her nightmare.
The film is written by Christie LeBlanc and was previously on the Black List of unproduced screenplays.
As well as Aja’s return to French cinema, it also marks the first big title from Getaway Films, a new company set up by Wild Bunch co-founder Vincent Maraval.
“After a period spent in lockdown, a project which in its core explores confinement and claustrophobia was a no-brainer, almost a necessity. I am very enthusiastic to collaborate with Wild Bunch and Melanie Laurent and to begin a beautiful creative adventure with Netflix,” Aja, who will produce the project alongside his long-term associate Gregory Levasseur, said in a statement.
“With thanks to Netflix, we are delighted to be able to bring Alexandre Aja back to France,” commented Maraval. “We worked with him on Piranha 3D and are excited to collaborate again on O2: an ambitious film in a genre that French cinema is not often exploring.”
David Kosse, vice president, and Gaëlle Mareschi, creative manager, international original film at Netflix, also added: “We are extremely excited to be working with French cult director Alexandre Aja, surrounded by a fantastic French cast led by Melanie Laurent, and brought to us by Vincent Maraval. With O2, Aja is taking us on a thrilling and unexpected ride physically but also emotionally, bringing his imagination to another level.”