Maybe it’s because the Mayan’s predicted the end of the world would occur this year, but there seems to be lots of movies that are coming out depicting the apocalypse. Some take a humorous approach, like Steve Carell’s ‘Seeking a Friend for the End of the World,’ and some, like this one, ‘4:44 Last Day on Earth’ are more melodramatic.

‘4:44 Last Day on Earth’ stars Willem Dafoe and is a character driven drama that takes place the night before the world is set to end at 4:44 am. The characters all seem to accept that they will meet their demise and prepare themselves for the inevitable. Below is the first image to be released of the film:

Here’s the official synopsis of the film:

In a large apartment high above the city lives our couple. They’re in love. She’s a painter, he’s a successful actor. Just a normal afternoon – except that this isn’t a normal afternoon, for them or anyone else. Because tomorrow, at 4:44 am, give or take a few seconds, the world will come to an end far more rapidly than even the worst doomsayer could have imagined. The final meltdown will come not without warnings, but with no means of escape. There will be no survivors. As always, there are those who, as their last cigarette is being lit and the blindfold tightened, will still hope against hope for some kind of reprieve. For a miracle. Not our two lovers. They – like the majority of the Earth’s population – have accepted their fate: the world is going to end.

‘4:44 Last Day On Earth’ Movie Trailer:

‘4:44 Last Day on Earth’ was written and directed by Abel Ferrera and stars Willem Dafoe, Paz de la Huerta (‘Boardwalk Empire’, ‘Enter the Void’) and Natasha Lyonne (‘Scary Movie 2’, ‘Blade Trinity’). The movie opens in limited release and on Video on Demand starting March 23.