Jose Saramago's novel Blindness is one of my favorite books. Blindness is the tale of an unexplained epidemic of blindness that breaks out in a modern city. The story centers around a small group of individuals, one of whom is a woman who seems to be the only person immune to the outbreak and retains her vision throughout the course of evens. The book is a really fascinating, and frankly terrifying, look at what happens when the rules and laws of society break down and the most base human instincts and will to survive emerge.
Today, imagine my joy at discovering that the trailer for the film adaptation of Blindness has premiered. The film stars Julienne Moore, Mark Ruffalo and Gael Garcia Bernal (whose character is NOT a nice guy). The film is directed by Fernando Meirelles who gave us City of God and the superb film The Constant Gardener. I gotta say I am excited about this one Meirelles may do it right.
Exclusive: 'Blindness' Trailer