How do you grab my attention? Cast Chloë Grace Moretz as the heroine in an epic wartime flick where she's not only battling the enemy (and her male allies), but also a terrifying supernatural gremlin. I'm guessing this grabbed your attention as well.

Before last week, Director/Writer Roseanne Liang's Shadow in the Cloud wasn't on my radar. Honestly, because of COVID-19 and the shutdown of Hollywood, not much has peaked my interest. Liang's movie made its premiere on the festival circuit to much acclaim, but its success was overshadowed by the fact Max Landis shares a writing credit on the film. Liang and Moretz have made clear Shadow in the Cloud is very much their film and Landis' involvement amounts to a formality.

Overlook that fact and experience the trailer for yourself. Moretz is no stranger to action films, so she fits in well here. And while she might be fighting a gremlin in the trailer's biggest moments, you can tell she's up against much more in a crew that clearly doesn't want her know...because she's a woman and all.

I'm watching the movie over the holiday and will share a review soon. You can catch the film on premium streaming this January 1, 2021.

In the throes of World War II, Captain Maude Garrett (CHLOË GRACE MORETZ) joins the all-male crew of a B-17 bomber with a top-secret package. Caught off guard by the presence of a woman on a military flight, the crew tests Maude's every move. Just as her quick wit is winning them over, strange happenings and holes in her backstory incite paranoia surrounding her true mission. But this crew has more to fear... lurking in the shadows, something sinister is tearing at the heart of the plane. Trapped between an oncoming air ambush and an evil lurking within, Maude must push beyond her limits to save the hapless crew and protect her mysterious cargo.

Movie Reelist Contributor: Chris Giroux
Chris Giroux is founder and editor-in-charge at Movie Reelist, an entertainment news and review blog serving the most fanatic moviegoers. Chris started his publication in Detroit in 2010 and has since reviewed hundreds of films and interviewed numerous talent across the country. He is an avid film festival attendee and red carpet photographer, having shot the likes of Steven Spielberg, Bill Murray, Mark Hamill, and more. Chris grew up in New Mexico, where he studied mass media writing while working in post-production and multimedia authoring. It is also where he discovered Big Trouble in Little China and Escape from New York, resulting in an unhealthy Kurt Russell obsession.

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