(D: Dave Meyers, 83 min)
The remake trend continues in 2007 with this retread of the 1986 thriller starring C. Thomas Howell (remember him?) as a man framed by a murderous hitchhiker played by Rutger Hauer. The new guy behind the wheel is unknown Zachary Knighton , and the psycho on his tail is Sean Bean , who after his turn as a good guy in the Lord Of The Rings films is back to playing generic baddie. Director Dave Meyers has a ton of music videos under his belt, so at the very least you can expect some decent tunes blaring away on the car radio.
Opens Friday (January 19). Screened after press time -- see review January 19 at www.nowtoronto.com/film.