Seconds into 'Deadfall,' the lives of two of the main characters are sent careening off course by a fluke accident. They are siblings Addison (Eric Bana) and Liza (Olivia Wilde), making a fast getaway from a casino robbery. They're driving down a snowy road when a deer darts in front of their car, smashing through the windshield and flipping the vehicle into the woods. If everything had gone according to plan, Addison and Liza would have escaped. Through sheer coincidence, they did not.
Somewhere out there, there's an alternate universe where Eric Bana is a huge movie star. Intense and fearless, Bana has frequently contributed great work to films that don't deserve him and his career has suffered in the process. He now belongs to the Guy Pearce school of actors: former leading men bizarre character actors. The news that he's in talks to star in a supernatural thriller called 'Beware the Night' is heartening. It's been too long since Bana got the play the hero.