Sunday, October 4, 2009

A Couple Fresh Trailers to Share

The first trailer up is for the U.S. release of John Woo's epic Red Cliff. The trailer focuses on the film’s visual splendor with epic battle sequences and widescreen vistas aplenty. As is typical with foreign film trailers, the leads (in this case Tony Leung and Takeshi Kaneshiro) aren’t featured much, but at least their names get displayed at one point.

The film is a retelling of the battle of Red Cliff during the Han dynasty in ancient China, and is based upon the historical text Chronicles of the Three Kingdoms.

The next film up on the list is a new movie trailer for Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s novel Shutter Island. You might recognize some of the scenes as the new trailer starts off pretty close to the first release, playing off of the same moments, voiceover and beats, but is definitely a completely new edit.

I really think this trailer is a MUCH better cut of the information we already know with a few new clips. I'm liking this new trailer alot. Derek and I were discussing a few of the changes present in here. The first is that they make Leo seem alot less like his is the missing patient. We feel like the first trailer just told you that straight out. Also we noticed that some of the CG effects have been changed. Specifically when the girl Leo hugs shatters and crumbles rather than disappearing. Anything else you noticed?

The third trailer I have up for everyone today is for Jason Reitman’s new film Up in the Air. Up in the Air had been planned for December 4, then pulled back to a limited November 13 and wide November 25 release, based upon the film’s very good festival reception. But Clooney’s other big fall film, The Men Who Stare at Goats, is planned for November 6. So Paramount has pushed Reitman’s film back to a limited release on December 4, going wide December 25. And keep in mind that Clooney is also ‘in’ Fantastic Mr. Fox, which goes wide on November 25. This guy is tearin' it up right now.

Not much to say about this except, lookin' good and watch out for an Oscar nom.

The last trailer up on the list of new ones is for the remake of The Crazies directed by Breck Eisner (Sahara director and Micheal Esiner’s son) and loosely based on George Romero’s 1973 thriller. In the trailer we see Timothy Olyphant’s sheriff and Radha Mitchell’s doctor as a midwestern couple whose life goes more than a little insane when townfolk around them start behaving oddly. As in Romero’s version, the culprit appears to be military in origin, and some very violent methods are brought to bear to contain the spread of insanity.

It definitely is an interesting trailer. It somehow manages to be new, still have a nice Romero feel to it, and separate itself from a Platinum Dunes remake. While it doesn't look completely awesome, it definitely has me interested.

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