Wow it has been a long time since I have done a movie trailer post, but in my New Year’s Resolution post, I wanted to start branching out more and bringing to light something other than the occasional film review and movie post. I want to start bringing in trailers that catch my eye or showcase something new to everyone out there reading, so I bringing back the trailer posts. This will be more of a spur of the moment thing, so not necessarily a weekly thing, but whenever I see an interesting trailer, I will make a post about it or a batch of trailers. So let us start off the posts with two recently released trailers, one a remake of a Uruguay film and a new, mind bending science fiction movie.
So way back in the first round of movie trailers, I posted about a South American film called The Silent House, which boasts that it is a single shot, 78 minute horror film. I never got a chance to find this movie anywhere, which is sad since I loved the premise and want to witness a director and actor, do a whole movie in one take. Well, there is an American remake, which was inevitable, that stars Elizabeth Olsen from Martha Marcy May Marlene. While the story apparently differs a bit from the original, it still pushes the whole, one shot take angle fairly hard in the marketing. To be honest, I will go see this as Elizabeth Olsen was incredible in her first film and I want to see what she is capable of doing.
Everyone knows about my love of science fiction. It should come as no surprise that this is the sort of movie that I would get excited about. The teaser trailer is the first bit of actual footage as to what this film even looks like as it has been in development for years and from what I have seen in the trailer, this looks incredible. A story about two people, Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess, living on two separated sides of a fantastical world. Kirsten being from above and Jim from below, it’s the literal sense of people from the opposite sides of the tracks and while the film looks to be genre bending at every turn, there is something familiar about what is taking place in the trailer. To me the film has shown some elements of Andrew Niccol and his Gattaca flick and the romantic styling of Wong Kar Wai films. To say the least, I have no idea if and when this will be released in America, but I will be sure to see it on opening day. This is the sort of trailer that gets you excited about a movie.