Clips 'n' Pics: Timur's Black Lightning, Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, The Code, Airbender
There are three clips and a couple of photos that might make for interesting viewing from across the web, and while none of them are earth shattering, you might find them interesting to look through.
First is a new teaser trailer for the Timur Bekmambetov produced film Black Lightning, a Russian film which tells of a student who finds a flying car and uses it to fight crime.
Then there's a new clip for The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, well it's an extension of the one we saw from Cannes, but still.
Mimi Leder's The Code, aka Thick as Thieves, has a DVD trailer. Doesn't look or sound that good.
Finally M. Night Shyamalan has released two publicity stills for The Last Airbender.
Here's the new teaser for the Timur Bekmambetov produced film Black Lightning. Why am I so interested in this? Well it's silly and an interesting concept, and it comes from Russia's talented Bekmambetov who has brought us the Watch series as well as Wanted for western audiences. Problem is this teaser is little more than the previous one we saw, and it only serves to show us a little of the person behind the car's steering wheel.
The clip we saw for The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus at the start of Cannes, and now there's an extension of that clip online thanks to Latino Review. Worth a shot to see more of Heath Ledger's last performance – yes that was not Dark Knight, despite what the awards ceremonies might have led you to believe.
There's also a trailer online for The Code aka Thick as Thieves, although it looks like it's the DVD trailer I'm struggling to remember anything about the cinema release – oh yes, there wasn't one in the UK. Now that seems odd considering it's Morgan Freeman, Antonio Banderas, Radha Mitchell, Robert Forster and Rade Serbedzija. However the story seems pretty stock. Old jewel thief takes young one under his wing who falls for his daughter, old one warns young one off, but needs him to complete his one last job to pay off the mob. Directed by Mimi Leder I thought there might have been more to it.
Lastly there are two pictures online for The Last Airbender, the adaptation by M. Night Shyamalan of the cartoon series. The two publicity stills look nice, but you can hardly judge an entire film on it. Dev Patel fills one of the shots surrounded by fire and looking mean. See them over at USA Today.