On his ninth birthday, Louis Drax falls off a cliff. He dies for two hours but is later found alive in a coma. Miraculously, this isn't his first near-death experience—it's his ninth. So begins Alexandre Aja's new film, The 9th Life of Louis Drax, adapted from the Liz Jensen same-titled novel.
The story follows neurologist Dr. Allan Pascal (Jamie Dornan) as he utilizes unconventional methods that tap into Louis' unconscious in order to attempt to find out what happened to him. Was it an accident, or did someone push him off the cliff? And, if so, who was it? Along the way, some mythical happenings occur as reality becomes distorted. There's also, of course, a lust that manifests between Pascal and Louis' mother, Natalie (Sarah Gadon), after Louis' violent father Peter (Aaron Paul) goes missing. Obviously, it all ends in some brilliant conclusion as the strangeness surrounding Louis is uncovered.
There aren't currently any reviews of the film available, but, so far, it looks interesting—and visually stunning, to say the least. Watch the trailer, above.