Monday, October 19, 2009

Some great new trailers for your viewing pleasure!

It's been a while, but we have some great new trailers that have surfaced online over the past few days that I would like to share with everyone. The first trailer is for

Black Lightning, a Russian film produced by Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov. Timur apparently said at one point that this is the "Russian response [to] Transformers and Batman,"  thanks to Quiet Earth, the first full-length trailer has arrived, unfortunately still in Russian.

The story of a Moscow University student who becomes the owner of a flying car. Not only will he be able to avoid traffic, but he unexpectedly finds himself the city's defender, mysterious fighter against evil.

Black Lightning is co-directed by first-time Russian directors Dmitriy Kiselev and Alexandr Voitinsky, who are both friends of Timur Bekmambetov and who have worked with him previously. Apparently this was made for roughly $8 million dollars, which is twice what they spent to make Timur's Day Watch and Night Watch. Black Lightning will hit theaters in Russia on December 31st, but doesn't have a US distributor yet. We're not sure when it'll be coming to the US, but stay tuned for updates on Black Lightning as they arrive.

I think it looks good, but I'm also a bit weirded out by its Disney film like quality. I don't know. A flying car? Just seems a little cheesy to me. But it does look pretty awesome!

Up next we have the trailer for Edge of Darkness, featuring Mel Gibson’s first starring role since 2002. Martin Campbell (Goldeneye, Casino Royale) directs the movie, which is a remake of the very highly regarded UK mini-series from 1985 that Campbell also directed. Sadly, the trailer mostly looks like a routine potboiler, but it has a few moments that shine through. It's a really intense trailer very reminiscent of the trailer for Taken that came out a while ago which turned out to be quite a great thriller. Hoperfully good ole Gibsey can make this work. I miss him.

Next up is not an official, but what seems like it may become official trailer for The Expendables. No idea how long this will stick around online as it isn't official. But here it is anyway. And it is exciting!

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