Coming to the Tribeca Film Festival (April 18-29) is the short film titled Pitch Black Heist, starring the omnipresent Michael Fassbender as well as Liam Cunningham. The BAFTA-winning film centers around two thieves planning a heist that will require them to do so in complete darkness.
“One of my favorite films is Rififi, this 1950s heist film where there’s a stretch where they can’t make a sound. When I watched it a few years ago I thought it would be good to do it pitch black with sound. Plus it’s cheap,” director John Maclean told EW. Maclean tinkered with the script for 90 days before shooting the movie in only three.
Needless to say that we are on board for anything that Fassbender gets involved with. Given the terrific year he had in 2011 with Jane Eyre, X-Men: First Class, Shame and A Dangerous Method, we are only looking to see more of the Irish actor.
Check out the trailer below as well as a 2-minute clip where the two men are lip-syncing to Teresa Brewer’s 1960 song, “If There Are Stars In My Eyes“ below (via The Playlist):