Another Earth trailer intrigues
Another Earth looks like an interesting concept from the beginning, a small film that concentrates on a small number of characters and their relationships within a much bigger and dramatic story. Here, for some reason, another Earth has appeared in near space and efforts to communicate with them reveal a startling discovery.
The film looks set to follow just two main characters and the effect this has on them, well that's what the trailer and the blurb suggests, and while the story they are caught up in is epic, we're watching the personal impact.
I like that when stories do that and reflect the human element of the larger scale stories. Less of the huge epic scenes and more of the individuals, keeping connections with the audience, and Another Earth looks set to do just that.
The blurb tells the story well:
In Another Earth, Rhoda Williams (Brit Marling), a bright young woman accepted into MIT's astrophysics program, aspires to explore the cosmos. A brilliant composer, John Burroughs (William Mapother), has just reached the pinnacle of his profession and is about to have a second child. On the eve of the discovery of a duplicate Earth, tragedy strikes and the lives of these strangers become irrevocably intertwined
The trailer does it even better, and you can see Another Earth right here and also over at Apple Trailers in Quicktime HD.
It's an ambitious project, but from all accounts it would seem that they are pulling it off well. I'll say no more about the plot and let you watch the trailer and make your own decisions. I'm definitely intrigued.