In Hollywood, a creative’s track record is usually the best indication of whether or not their next film will be any good or not. However, when it comes to relatively new talent, there’s really no way for us to know what direction a movie may head in, quality-wise. This is the case with C. Robert Cargill, a man who started off as an internet film critic (for such sites as Spill) before writing his first big feature with Sinister, the acclaimed horror film.
Cargill continued onto Sinister 2, a well-intentioned film with very little of the quality that the first one had. It was off of that film that the screenwriter secured a co-writing job at Marvel Studios for Doctor Strange with previous collaborator Scott Derrickson at the helm. Of course, as film fans, this leaves us all a bit confused as to what we can expect from the film. Will its quality be more in line with the first Sinister or the second Sinister?
Everything thus far points to the flick being a solid piece of mindbending escapism, but there’s always that question mark.
Well, while this will by no means clear things up completely, a new short entitled “As The Continue to Fall” has just hit the web. From director Nikhil Bhagat, the short film boasts a script from Cargill himself. At around six-and-a-half minutes in length, it’s hard to say it’s indicative of Cargill’s writing talent, but it’s one more piece of work on which we can judge him.
The synopsis for the short is as follows:
“‘As They Continue to Fall’ tells the story of a homeless man who hunts fallen angels in a dystopian society filled with crime and corruption. Haunted by a dark past, yet hopeful for the future, he continues to hunt as they continue to fall.”
Bhagat had the following to say:
"I am extremely lucky and grateful that C. Robert Cargill took the time to write a script for me to direct. My goal for this short was to honor his script by making it feel as grounded and realistic as possible. I wanted to create a cinematic and mainstream film that the audiences hopefully enjoy"
Check out the short below:
As mentioned above, it’s near impossible to tell from this alone how the quality will translate to Doctor Strange. For starters, Strange was written by multiple writers — with Cargill and Derrickson working from a script from Jon Spaihts. Second, the genres are quite different. Yes, I expect the dark elements to be somewhat present in Doctor Strange, but not at the level that’s displayed in this short, and as such, comparing the two is like comparing apples to oranges.
Regardless, it’s one more piece of work, and should “As They Continue to Fall” get the feature treatment (which is the goal of this particular short), it’ll be another franchise for dark fantasy fans to get excited about.
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