Netflix is waking up in a cryogenic pod, offering up the first stills from French filmmaker Alexandre Aja‘s (High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D, Crawl) thriller Oxygen (formerly O2) to Collider.
In the film, “A young woman wakes up in a medical cryo unit. She doesn’t remember who she is or how she ended up sequestered in a box no larger than a coffin. As she’s running out of oxygen, she must rebuild her memory to find a way out of her nightmare.”
Below are some fresh images of Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds), who stars alongside Mathieu Amalric and Malik Zidi.
Aja recalls reading Christie LeBlanc’s Black List script “and feeling like it captured such an intense experience of survival so well.
“It got me thinking of the best of Buried, but with a 28 Days Later twist,” Aja tells Collider.
“I was in it all the way, I pictured myself waking up locked in this cryo unit, trying to figure out who put me there and why; I felt her desperation.”
He adds: “The story is a mystery box built like a labyrinth from which you have to escape.”
Interestingly, the film was shot in French, but will be available in 35 languages on Netflix once released. Watch for a release date when it’s announced.