Trailer Round-Up: Interstellar, Tak3n, Exodus: Gods and Kings, and More
What a week for trailers! I attribute this week’s crowded trailer slate to the anticipated debut of David Fincher’s (The Social Network) Gone Girl in theaters. In fact, four of the trailers today (Interstellar, Tak3n, Exodus: Gods and Kings, and American Sniper) played in front of the movie (check out my review here). The other three trailers (Horrible Bosses 2, Inherent Vice, and The Imitation Game) are nothing to scoff at either.
If you’re at all excited about the end of the year (as it pertains to new movies), today’s post is for you! Check out the trailers below.
It might be because I’m a huge Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight) fan, but I still think the latest trailer for his next film, Interstellar, is this week’s best. All of his trailers have focused a lot on the scope of the film but this one takes the saving humanity theme to a new level (plus it is set to an epic song). Nolan’s film stars the red-hot Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain and is set to release on November 7th. Just one more month!
The lone movie that releases next year, Tak3n, released its first trailer. Although I haven’t seen the second film, I do appreciate Liam Neeson’s badassery (which is seen in more than just the Taken films). The newest trailer widens the scope of Neeson’s character and looks like it could be a trilogy-capper. That’s a conversation for another time, I suppose, but until then check out the new trailer. Olivier Megaton’s sequel comes out January 9, 2015.
Above is the newest (and perhaps final?) trailer for Exodus: Gods and Kings. This biblical epic stars Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton (Zero Dark Thirty) as Ramesses. Perhaps more exciting than that is the fact that Ridley Scott (Prometheus) is directing the pic. Check out the movie on December 12th.
Sean Anders’ (That’s My Boy) Horrible Bosses 2 also released a trailer. This sequel brings back Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, and Jamie Foxx while adding Chris Pine and Christoph Waltz. While the cast has a lot (and I mean a lot) of potential, I’m scared this movie will fall into a similar sequel trap as most comedy sequels. We’ll see on November 26th I guess.
Staying in the comedy genre, there’s a new trailer for Inherent Vice. Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood) is in charge of this adaptation that’ll star Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, and Reese Witherspoon. While I liked Interstellar’s trailer the most, Inherent Vice’s was definitely the funniest. I can’t wait until December 12 when this one releases.
For some, the historical-thriller The Imitation Game is one of the most anticipated films between now and the end of the year. Morten Tyldum’s (Headhunters) film is based on the life of Alan Turing and looks like it has a performance for the ages by Benedict Cumberbatch. He’s joined by Keira Knightley and the movie releases on November 21st here in the U.S. The new international trailer is above.
Lastly, I have a heart-pounding new trailer for Clint Eastwood’s (Million Dollar Baby) American Sniper. This movie slipped under the radar until I saw the trailer and realized it’s releasing December 25th already. Eastwood’s second movie of the year (he also did Jersey Boys) stars a bulked-up Bradley Cooper. If you’re at all interested, I’d check out the trailer because it’ll get you excited (/terrified) about the release!
Come back tomorrow for the latest posters.
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