See Ben Whishaw turn to the dark side in this glimpse of the already-released Surge, as the film heads to America.

We’re so used to hearing Ben Whishaw as the voice of the loveable Paddington, or seeing him as the endearingly-bumbling Q in the Bond films, that it can be easy to forget that the actor can do a great turn with darker characters too. But just look at his brilliantly ghastly turn in 2006’s Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer. With Surge, already available in the UK as we speak, Whishaw is back to remind us of what he can do with darker material and it looks like it could be quite the film.

Both Whishaw and the film itself have been making waves on the festival circuit, with the former himself being awarded a Best Actor award at Sundance. Surge charts the fortunes of a man who, after a particularly bad day, decides to live life with wild abandon, leaving a trail of destruction in his wake.

If it all sounds a bit like a British version of Falling Down, well that sounds like a terrific concept to us. You can find Surge via the usual VoD platform providers.

Here’s the new American trailer, as it readies for release in the States…

We’ll leave you with the official synopsis:

Joseph (Ben Whishaw, PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER, the upcoming James Bond film NO TIME TO DIE) is trapped in a soulless job, living a life devoid of emotion and meaning. After an impulsive act of rebellion, Joseph unleashes a wilder version of himself. He is propelled on a reckless journey through London, ultimately experiencing what it feels like to be alive.

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