Trailer for Paul Verhoeven’s Crowdsourced Thriller ‘Tricked’

Here’s the new old trailer for Paul Verhoeven’s (Elle) darkly comic thriller Tricked with sexual undertones that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013.

The Robo-Cop director made one of his latest film ventures by using script input from social media followers. The first five pages of the script were penned by Kim van Kooten, after which the fans were asked to submit their ideas for where the story would go next.

The same trailer was published on Dailymotion over 3 years ago, but Kino Lorber made this video available on Youtube yesterday, ahead of film’s limited release on February 26th. Watch below.

“The trailer hints at a sordid melodrama, but there’s at least one surprising jab of violence that’s typical Verhoeven.”

Paul Verhoeven’s Crowdsourced Thriller

Part behind-the-scenes documentary, part narrative feature, VERHOEVEN’S TRICKED is the result of an ambitious experiment in filmmaking. The first section follows director Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct, Total Recall) as he navigates the production of a crowd-sourced film. Shooting only four minutes of a prepared script, the remainder is culminated from thousands of submitted pages. In the second section, the finished film unfolds. Verhoeven’s initial premise offers the hint of a plot involving a pregnant former mistress and a struggling business, but thanks to the crowd-sourced script the story that develops is anything but predictable. With a brisk pace and exhilarating zigzag of a plot, Tricked is a cliffhanger character drama that takes Verhoeven himself by surprise.