Trailer Round-Up: Divergent, A Million Ways to Die in the West, and More
Although this week’s Trailer Round-Up doesn’t feature movies for top tier directors, names like Neil Burger (Limitless), Seth MacFarlane (Ted), and David Ayer (End of Watch) are constantly creeping up the unofficial list of great directors. They all have different things to bring to the table, so this week’s trailers should be exciting. Below you can find the latest from the Young Adult genre (Divergent) to comedy (A Million Ways to Die in the West) to action (Sabotage) to horror (Odd Thomas and Patrick). In between, you’ll also see the latest trailers from Planes: Fire and Rescue and Alan Patridge.
Enjoy them all below!
The final trailer before Divergent’s release came out this past week. Directed by Neil Burger (Limitless) and based on the popular YA novel by Veronica Roth, this movie will be the first in a planned franchise. It stars Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) as Tris, a girl that is labeled as “Divergent” in a dystopian society (set in the Chicago area). I don’t know a whole lot more yet (I’m about 100 pages into the novel now). However, I do know that it stars Theo James (CBS’s Golden Boy), Kate Winslet (Titanic), and Maggie Q (CW’s Nikita). I also know that it’ll release March 21st.
Seth MacFarlane’s latest movie, A Million Ways to Die in the West, also released a trailer. His comedy, set in 1882 Arizona, stars MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, and more. For me, I saw it first in front of my viewing of The Monuments Men (review here), but I wasn’t super impressed with what I saw. The full movie comes out on May 30th.
A 3-minute red band trailer surfaced online for David Ayer’s (End of Watch) action/crime thriller, Sabotage. More important than Ayer’s name is Arnold Schwarzenegger as he again appears as an action star. He’ll be joined by Sam Worthington (Avatar) and Josh Holloway (ABC’s Lost). The movie comes out March 28th, so check out the trailer now.
To get something a little more family-friendly, I thought I’d also include the latest for the Planes sequel, titled Planes: Fire and Rescue. This one won’t hit theaters until July 18th, but you can check out an early trailer now. Dane Cook and Julie Bowen (Horrible Bosses) are among the voice stars in the film directed by Bobs Gannaway.
Odd Thomas becomes the second trailer with source material coming from a book. The movie, which is set to release on February 28th, is based on Dean Koontz’s novel of the same name and directed by Stephen Sommers (Van Helsing). It’ll feature actors like Anton Yelchin (Star Trek Into Darkness), Willem Dafoe, and Patton Oswalt (Young Adult). Check the trailer out above.
A U.S. trailer came out for Declan Lowney’s Alan Patridge. Steve Coogan (The Trip) will appear as the popular fictional character in a movie version. U.S. audiences can finally see it starting April 4th. If you enjoy Coogan like I do, I’d check out the trailer.
Finally, I attached the latest trailer for the horror film Patrick. I didn’t know a whole lot about this one, but upon doing some research, I found out: Mark Hartley (Just Rollin’) directed stars Charles Dance (Last Action Hero) and Rachel Griffiths (Blow). As of now, there isn’t a U.S. theatrical date, so hopefully the trailer is enough for you.
Check back in tomorrow for the latest posters.
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