New Immortals trailer - Wow
I think that's all I need say on the subject, wow. Of course though, I'll say more, I have to, for the new trailer for Immortals does a number of things, and looking back at the other trailers it does something rather clever, it moves away somewhat from 300 (Filmstalker review) to which many were comparing it.
Immortals is an epic tale from the excellent director Tarsem Singh and the writer Charley Parlapanides, telling the story of man and the ancient war between the Immortals and the Titans of Greece with style galore.
Sure, a lot of people have been calling out 300 since it appeared, and why not for the previous trailers do indeed make you think of that film. There's the same coloured feel to the backdrops and colours, and at times the action utilises the slow down-speed up action that we've seen before, but this is not 300, and this new trailer tells us so.
The new Immortals trailer cuts back on these effects and allows us see a lot more of what is actually going on. It feels much more practical and staged (as in a play) in the more intimate scenes, but pull back to the bigger scenes and you can get that 300 (Filmstalker review) feel to it.
The action looks fantastic, and there's plenty of emotion and high stakes in the trailer. I think it looks fantastic, and the new Immortals trailer has me hooked, not that the presence of Tarsem Singh hadn't before, for he is an excellent film-maker with a superb cinematic eye.
Here's the latest blurb for the film:
The brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) and his murderous Heraklion army are rampaging across Greece in search of the long lost Bow of Epirus. With the invincible Bow, the king will be able to overthrow the Gods of Olympus and become the undisputed master of his world. With ruthless efficiency, Hyperion and his legions destroy everything in their wake, and it seems nothing will stop the evil king's mission.
As village after village is obliterated, a stonemason named Theseus (Henry Cavill) vows to avenge the death of his mother in one of Hyperion's raids. When Theseus meets the Sybelline Oracle, Phaedra (Freida Pinto), her disturbing visions of the young man's future convince her that he is the key to stopping the destruction. With her help, Theseus assembles a small band of followers and embraces his destiny in a final desperate battle for the future of humanity.
What I'd say though is just stick to the trailer, it'll tell you everything you need to know and make you feel as epic as it is:
It's an unusual cast I think, or rather it looks an unusual mix on paper but I'm sure when we get there it will feel pretty natural. Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Luke Evans, Freida Pinto, John Hurt, Stephen Dorff, Stephen McHattie (who was also in 300), and a mix of younger talent. See, it does seem unusual on paper, but I think it's going to play out really well.