Trailer Round-Up: Oldboy, Saving Mr. Banks, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Out of the Furnace, Seventh Son, Lovelace, & The Canyons
It has been a busy week for trailers since last week. In fact, I was forced to leave some trailers off this week’s post that involves the newest from Oldboy, Saving Mr. Banks, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Out of the Furnace, Seventh Son, Lovelace, and The Canyons.
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After the first poster last week, the upcoming remake of Oldboy released a red-band trailer. With a story as violent as it is, I’m not surprised by the red-band trailer or the R rating. Spike Lee’s (Inside Man) newest film releases October 25, and the trailer shows Joe Doucett’s (Josh Brolin) 20 year imprisonment before he seeks revenge. It also stars Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene) and Samuel L. Jackson.
Disney’s story about Disney, Saving Mr. Banks, released its first trailer. The extended look (almost 3 minutes) vows to tell the “untold story” behind Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) and the production of Mary Poppins (during the 1960’s). Think of it as Disney’s equivalent to Hitchcock, as it is a movie about making another movie. John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) directs the pic that also stars Emma Thompson (Men in Black 3) and Colin Farrell (Seven Psychopaths). It’ll land in theaters December 13, just in time for the holidays.
How to Train Your Dragon 2, a sequel to its 2010 predecessor, releases June 20, 2014 and gave us the first look in the first teaser. Teasers are generally shorter, but this one runs almost 2 full minutes. However, it still doesn’t give us anything on plot. In fact, about all it does show us is the main character and his dragon as they soar and glide over the world from above. Dean DeBlois returns to the series as the director and it’ll voice star Jay Baruchel (This is the End) and Gerard Butler (300).
Another teaser landed online, too. This one, for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, also doesn’t show a lot about plot. The whole thing aptly consists of Nelson Mandela (Idris Elba) walking through a field with a monologue about love. Look for the movie to hit theaters November 29 and expect it to be an awards show contender. Naomie Harris (Skyfall) also stars in the movie that is directed by Justin Chadwick (The First Grader).
Scott Cooper’s (Crazy Heart) newest film, Out of the Furnace, debuted a trailer. It shows Christian Bale and Casey Affleck (Gone Baby Gone) as brothers that get themselves in trouble. Or at least Affleck’s character does and Bale’s character must try to save him. The trailer does a good job highlighting the magnificent cast that includes Woody Harrelson as a villain, Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as a love interest, and Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) as a police officer. The film will release in limited release starting November 27, then wide on December 6.
Ahead of my viewing of Pacific Rim this weekend, I saw the newest trailer for Warner Brothers’ Seventh Son. Considered the first in a series, Seventh Son is based on The Wardstone Chronicles book series. I’m not sure if there are plans to expand the films into a franchise, but the first movie will release in theaters January 17, 2014. Directed by Sergei Bodrov (Mongol) and starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore (Children of Men), the movie has a Snow White and the Huntsman feel, which I don’t find to be very appealing. Maybe it’s just me.
After a poster last week, a trailer also became available for Lovelace. The trailer (and movie) shows Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia!) as Linda Lovelace, a revolutionary icon in the porn industry. The biopic looks to be a moral dilemma about Lovelace’s life and includes Peter Sarsgaard (An Education) and James Franco as co-stars. Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s (Howl) movie will be available August 9th.
IFC’s The Canyons, by Paul Schrader (American Gigolo), also released a trailer and also deals with porn in some ways. Marking the return of Lindsay Lohan (fittingly as a troubled actress), the trailer definitely is an interesting look into the movie. Whether you want to see the movie, full of sex, drugs, and violence, is a whole different thing. On August 2nd, the movie lands in theaters and On Demand.
That does it for this week’s Trailer Round-Up. Keep checking back this week for the newest posters, photos, and news.
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