(D: Oliver Hirschbiegel, 93 min)
The Invasion Of The Body Snatchers is one of those never-gets-tired premises. Aliens hatch from pods, then kill and replace human beings. No wonder it's been remade several times, always with different societal subtext.
The latest stars Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig , with a cameo from Veronica Cartwright , a standout in the 1978 Philip Kaufman version. But with actors of the stature of Kidman and Craig, why is there no long-lead press screening? And why release it in the middle of August -- not the choicest time of year? Then again, the summer's been free of decent fright films, so this could fill a niche.
Opens Friday (August 17). Screened after press time -- see review August 16 at www.nowtoronto.com/film.