Monday, May 12, 2008

City of Ember Premiere Poster

I've caught wind of another promising film that I am really looking forward to. The poster was released today courtesy of Cinematical. The film is titled City of Ember and is due out October 10th. According to Cinematical,

City of Ember was written by Caroline Thompson (Edward Scissorhands) and directed by the very talented Gil Kenan (Monster House). Oh, but the talent doesn't stop there -- check out this cast: Bill Murray, Saoirse Ronan, Tim Robbins, Martin Landau, Toby Jones and Harry Treadaway. And did I mention it was produced by Tom Hanks?

And here's a synopsis for ya: "For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights - underground. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing . . . and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two teenagers in a race against time, must search Ember for clues that will unlock the ancient mystery of the city's existence, and help the citizens escape before the lights go out forever."

Early buzz tells us the film looks gorgeous, so that's definitely a good sign. We've also been told that the first trailer for City of Ember will debut in front of Prince Caspian this weekend.

This looks like a film that cannot lose in my book. I love things that are visually stunning but aren't overly unnecessary in their CGI use. It kind of reminds me (at least I think) of films like Children of Men and The Island, and certain scenes of The Matrix. It may not be as action packed as those films, but that is the environmental vibe I'm getting from these pics and the description. If you think of a better comparison, let me know.

Posted by SX0T at 4:06 PM |  


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