Solace was, apparently, going to be a sequel to David Fincher’s Se7en at one point. At least an offshoot type sequel. But that doesn’t matter much now, because Solace is its own movie, and it features Anthony Hopkins as a psychic chasing down Colin Farrell, a psychic who just so happens to be a serial killer.
Morgan Freeman was going to be the Hopkins character back when this was a Se7en sequel, but the whole connection between these things gives me a headache so let’s move on. Check out this trailer:
When FBI Special Agent Joe Merriwether (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is unable to solve a series of homicides, he decides to enlist the help of his former colleague Dr. John Clancy (Anthony Hopkins), a retired physician with psychic powers. The reclusive Clancy, who shuttered his practice and retreated from the world following the death of his daughter and subsequent break-up of his marriage, wants nothing to do with the case. He soon changes his mind after seeing disturbingly violent visions of Joe’s partner, FBI Special Agent Katherine Cowles’s (Abbie Cornish) ultimate demise. When Clancy’s exceptional intuitive powers put him on the trail of a suspect, Charles Ambrose (Colin Farrell), the doctor soon realizes his abilities are no match against the extraordinary powers of this vicious murderer on a mission.
So, yeah, I like Anthony Hopkins. I like Colin Farrell. Jeffrey Dean Morgan is… also an actor who appears in things. But this looks incredibly generic. And it was on the shelf for several years so that should clue you in as to its quality too.
Solace will be available On Demand December 16th in correlation with its theatrical release, so if you’re awkwardly trying to find something to do with your dad around the holidays, here ya go. He will love it.