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The Hunter produces a powerful trailer

TheHunter-Poster.jpgHowever, I think the trailer for The Hunter does tell us a little too much. The film stars Willem Dafoe as the hunter who is hired to find a rare and believed extinct Tasmanian Tiger by a company who wants its genetic material, however when he gets to his base camp he finds a family whose father and husband has gone missing in the hills, a man who was sent on the same mission he is about to embark.

It also stars Sam Neill and Frances O'Connor, and Daniel Nettheim directs from the Wain Fimeri and Alice Addison adaptation of the novel by Julia Leigh. The trailer looks great for the most part, but I wonder if it goes too far.

The opening sections of The Hunter Trailer are really good, building the tension and the dramatic questions behind his mission from early on. However it then reveals many answers to the questions, that yes, he is actually being followed, that it does look like the previous man was killed, and even who is behind it and who might have double crossed him on his trip.

While it's hard to tell what are actually reveals in a film from the trailer, you do come away with thinking it shouldn't have gone as far as it did and just left the mystery and thrilling confusion that it begin with.

Still, saying all that, The Hunter looks a powerful film. Here's the blurb from TrailerAddict:

The Hunter is the story of Martin, a skilled and ruthless mercenary sent into the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for a tiger believed to be extinct. Hired by an anonymous company that wants the tiger's genetic material, Martin arrives in Tasmania posing as a scientist. He proceeds to set up base camp at a broken-down farmhouse, where he stays with a family whose father has gone missing. Usually a loner, Martin becomes increasingly close to the family; however, as his attachment to the family grows, Martin is led down a path of unforeseen dangers, complicating his deadly mission.

With a trailer too:

You can also see it over at Apple Trailers in high definition.



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