Emmerich’s Hell trailer is post-apocalyptic

Roland Emmerich is perhaps best known for directing The Day After Tomorrowand2012. The veteran Hollywood director’s latest project? A new film aptly dubbed “Hell.”

Fortunately, the first English-language trailer for the hotly anticipated movie recently surfaced, following the initial release of a German-only language clip.

Hell is set in a world where the sun has killed off most of the plant and animal life,  leaving humans to scrabble and fight for survival.

The official synopsis of the film is as follows:

From producer, Roland Emmerich comes ‘Hell’, the story of a post-apocalyptic future where the sun has scorched the Earth and left it too bright to inhabit.

It was once the source of life, light and warmth but now the sun has turned the entire world into a baked and barren wasteland. Forests are scorched. Animal carcasses line the roads. Even the nights are dazzlingly bright.

Marie, her little sister Leonie and Phillip are heading for the mountains. Rumour has it that water can still be found there but it is a hazardous trip into the unknown. Despite their struggle to overcome the odds, they are lured into an ambush and then the real battle for survival begins

Based on the spooky trailer, the film looks like it has an appropriately creepy vibe. Interestingly enough, the film won’t be hitting theaters, as it was made for video-on-demand and straight to DVD/Blu-ray sales (July 10 and August 21, respectively).