Cinematical has just received the first poster for Awake (click on the image for a larger version), starring Jessica Alba, Hayden Christensen and Terrence Howard. The film tackles one of my (and I'm sure most of you as well) worst fears of all time: staying awake on the operating table during surgery. I'm not talking about getting a tooth pulled, while the dentist numbs certain areas. I'm talking the real deal -- a guy suffers "anesthetic awareness" (meaning he's awake, aware and paralyzed) during heart surgery. God, just writing about that freaks me out to no end. I imagine the entire film could be about that; dealing with it, figuring out how to make it through alive.
Nope. Awake takes it one step further -- apparently, someone is also trying to kill him. Christensen plays the guy who goes under the knife, while Alba takes on the role of his wife, a woman who must make life-altering decisions while wrestling with her own personal drama. Did she plan the murder? Or is she simply a victim, like her husband? The poster reads: "Every year 21 million people go under anesthesia. One in 700 remain awake the entire time. When they planned her husband's murder, they never thought he'd be the one." Creepy. I dig it. Awake hits theaters on November 30; check out the trailer over on Moviefone.