By: Maddi McGillvray
It’s been a year since A24 teased its collaboration with Grammy award-winner Chance the Rapper on their upcoming horror film. All that the studio provided was a title: Slice, that it was shot in secret in Chicago in the summer of 2016, and that it would follow an outlaw who has been framed for the deaths of several pizza delivery drivers.
Last Halloween, Chance the Rapper dropped hints about the project on Twitter. One year later, we now have the first official trailer for the mystery movie.
The mostly animated trailer still doesn’t reveal too much about the plot, but it does confirm that Chance the Rapper will act alongside Atlanta’s Zazie Beetz, Stranger Things’ Joe Keery, and The League’s Paul Scheer. The trailer clearly borrows the aesthetic of Line Rider, featuring a figure on a motorcycle zipping across line fragments. Despite the limited amount of footage provided in the trailer, it looks like the appropriately named Slice has the potential to be a creepy new addition to the slasher subgenre.
Slice is directed by Austin Vesely, who has worked with Chance the Rapper on several music videos, including “22 Offs,” “Brain Cells,” “Juice,” “Sunday Candy,” and “Angels.”
In an interview with Pigeons & Planes, Vesely cited Heath Ledger’s performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight as his inspiration for Chance’s character.
What are your thoughts on the first look at Slice?
A24 has yet to provide an official release date, but it looks as though we can expect to see this sometime in 2018.