Believe it or not, the most interesting work of Elijah Wood’s career has come after starring in three of the biggest, most groundbreaking, and universally beloved fantasy films of all time. The 33-year-old actor and former hobbit has spent his decade out of Middle-earth exploring the dark corners of humanity, concentrating especially on horror movies and dark thrillers. Wood has starred in the underrated remake of Maniac in 2012 and in this year’s wacko classical music assassin thriller Grand Piano. Next week, he’ll be seen in the ambitious cyber horror-thriller Open Windows, a film from director Nacho Vigalondo that takes place entirely on a computer screen, out on Nov. 7.
Elijah Wood’s new cyber-thriller Open Windows had its world premiere at SXSW. Directed by Spanish filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo, the movie’s events unfold from the vantage point of webcams whose feeds are arranged on a computer screen. Wood plays Nick Chambers, a super-fan of an actress named Jill Goddard (played by Sasha Grey), who is made to think that he’s won a contest to meet her.