Stalked: Trailers for The Drop; Jupiter Ascending; Mobius; Raid 2: Berandal; Edge of Tomorrow; Wolf Creek 2; Night Moves; X-Men: Days of Future Past
I've been keeping my eyes on some of the trailers that have been popping out recently and there are some big ones, but there are also a few smaller films that have stonking trailers and promise a hell of a lot. Here's a selection.
There's the big titles with Lucy from Luc Besson and starring a great cast; Jupiter Ascending from the Wachowskis, Edge of Tomorrow with a great cast, writers and director, and X-Men: Days of Future Past with all the crew and Bryan Singer returning to the franchise. Then there's the Drop, James Gandolfini's last film from a Dennis Lehane script, the dark and chilling looking Night Moves, a horror sequel that might be as good as the first in Wolf Creek 2, the international cast thriller Mobius and action galore from the stunning looking Raid 2: Berandal. Get in.
Lucy trailer - Besson, Johansson, Freeman, Choi
Luc Besson has written and directed Lucy, a film that combines some great elements of other films, including his own, and delivers something that looks like it could be amazing. Think Neo in the real world with Limitless (Filmstalker review) and Besson's action films thrown in. Scarlett Johansson stars as Lucy, a woman who is used against her will as a drug mule, except the drug is something special and when the bag bursts inside her and the drug is released it begins to unlock her entire brain capacity. It's then that amazing things start happening and the trailer suggests they just aren't going to stop. Morgan Freeman and Min-sik Choi also star. Watch this trailer which comes through the excellent and soon to be sorely missed Row Three.
Jupiter Ascending trailer - Wachowskis are back
Jupiter Ascending sees the Wachowski's leaping into epic science fiction once again, well they never really leapt out did they? They've got a fantastic cast in their film too, Mila Kunis to Terry Gilliam, from Sean Bean to Eddie Redmayne. Really though it's the question of what the Wachowski's are bringing to the script and screen and that very interesting trailer. Are they channelling Cloud Atlas (Filmstalker review) or The Matrix?
Edge of Tomorrow trailer - Cruise and Blunt
Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt with a screenplay from Jez and John-Henry Butterworth and, most importantly, Christopher McQuarrie adapted from the Hiroshi Sakurazaka novel and with Doug Liman directing, Edge of Tomorrow all sounds good. Then there's the trailer. Boy does this look like it's going to be relentlessly hitting the audience. I'm in.
X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer - Singer's back
Fan of Bryan Singer in the X-Men franchise? Me too. Although it has to be said that it hasn't been ruined without him. If you imagine how some other franchises that have changed hands have fared this has done pretty well, even if you take exception to some of the episodes. Anyway, he's back with a truly epic story for X-Men and X-Men: Days of Future Past encompassing the old and the new teams, and not in that corny Hollywood handover way either. The trailer is capturing both ends of the franchise and it looks like one of the weightiest and serious stories we've seen yet.
The Drop trailer - Gandolfini, Hardy and Rapace
James Gandolfini's last film has just released a trailer, and what a film it is for him to be remembered by. Not only does he star alongside Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace but it's adapted from a Dennis Lehane short story by the man himself. Not only that but it's directed by Michaël R. Roskam who also directed Bullhead.
Now that' a line-up, especially as we'll be expecting a powerful story and script. However wait till you see the trailer through The Guardian, it's a good one.
Möbius trailer - Dujardin, De France and Roth
Right, enough of the big films…or is it? Writer and director Eric Rochant comes an intriguing looking thriller called Möbius with some very interesting names including Jean Dujardin, Cécile De France and Tim Roth. The trailer promises a strong thriller with more twists than the aforementioned Möbius strip. Watch it.
The Raid 2: Berandal trailer - Gareth Evans is getting crazier
In a week when we're hearing that the remake of The Raid: Redemption (Filmstalker review) has received a new director, the trailer for the original's sequel has arrived. The Raid was spectacular and featured some of the best action sequences I've ever seen. Not only that but the story, even if it was sparse, caught you and pulled you in. The Raid 2: Berandal promises more, bigger and better, three words I hate when referring to Hollywood films but for the sequel to The Raid: Redemption it's what you want and it looks like it's what we're going to get.
Wolf Creek 2 trailer - Mick Taylor is back!
I was all set to be down on this sequel I mean Wolf Creek (Filmstalker review) was superb and I thought a sequel was pampering to the audiences and the fascination with the lead character who worked so exceptionally well because he was new, brutal and much more in the real world than most baddies. So the idea of a sequel made me think they were just going to play him up more for the fans of the first, and it certainly seemed like that when we heard of the story that was coming, but then Wolf Creek was released in, wait for it, 2005. That's nine years ago. This isn't a standard crowd pleasing horror sequel, especially when you see the trailer through First Showing.
Night Moves trailer - Eisenberg, Fanning, Sarsgaard
I wasn't grabbed by the idea of Dakota Fanning and Jesse Eisenberg, especially Eisenberg, after all he's a bit hit and miss and he hasn't really shaken off the samey character comedy roles for me, even with the excellent The Social Network (Filmstalker review) performance. Even with Peter Sarsgaard I wasn't sold. Then I watched the dark and intense trailer and it had me.