The London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony will forever be a landmark accomplishment for Oscar winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours). This year will see the auteur back behind the camera in the intriguing looking psychological thriller, Trance (2013). The first trailer has popped up online today, and it looks to bring many twists and turns to an otherwise conventional heist movie. The narrative will follow Simon (James McAvoy), an arthouse auctioneer who joins forces with criminals to steal a painting from his own gallery. However, during the theft, Simon suffers a blow to the head causing him amnesia, and he subsequently forgets where he stored the valuable artwork.
Watch the trailer for Trance at CineVue here.
It’s been quite the wait since that hotly-received Comic-Con teaser all the way back in July, but this evening Warner Bros. finally unleashed the first full trailer for 300 director Zack Synder’s Superman reboot Man of Steel (2013). Using only a few snippets of previously seen footage, this is the clearest indication yet of the type of Superman both Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan have intended for the world come 14 June next year. Not only do we see shots of British actor Henry Cavill’s alien aid in full action (with Michael Shannon’s General Zod also making a brief cameo), but we also get a distinct sense that Snyder’s film will seek to provide the ultimate origin story for arguably America’s greatest superhero.
Watch the trailer for Man of Steel at CineVue here.
As 2012 draws to a close – some might argue a disappointing year for the big budget Hollywood blockbuster – the first pieces of promotional material for the prominent releases of summer 2013 are already being unveiled online this week. The latest is the first mouthwatering teaser trailer for J. J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), a direct sequel to the impressive Star Trek (2009) that successfully revitalised the ailing sci-fi franchise. Images from the set revealed that British actor Benedict Cumberbatch would play the sequel’s central antagonist. What’s more, the full trailer will be released online next week, but today we have our first look courtesy of a short teaser – and it’s certainly a tantalising one.
Watch the trailer for Star Trek into Darkness at CineVue here.
After a relatively quiet 2012 (Andrew Dominik’s superb recession-hit mob thriller Killing Them Softly aside), Hollywood mega-star Brad Pitt looks to have an extremely busy 2013 ahead of him, with no fewer than four films already on his slate. The second, and arguably the most anticipated of those features, is Marc Forster’s World War Z (2013), an adaptation of Max Brooks’ (son of Mel) popular novel of the same name, which documents the coming global zombie apocalypse. Along with an uninspired teaser poster, a 30-second sneak peek was released earlier in the week, followed by today’s full trailer. One thing is for certain – the z-heads on show aren’t of your slow, shuffling, garden variety.
Watch the trailer for World War Z at CineVue here.
Robert Downey Jr.’s much loved interpretation of Tony Stark aka Iron Man has won fans all over the world, and he will be back to reprise his role for a fourth time in the highly anticipated Iron Man 3 next year. Earlier this year, the lucky fans at comic-con got a first look at some new footage, and in the past few days we have been privy to stills and, in what has become the latest marketing tool for big films, teaser trailers of teaser trailers. Now, we have the first full trailer for the Iron Avenger’s next solo adventure. Directed this time around by Shane Black, Iron Man 3 will pit the hero against the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley). With his back against the wall, Stark must rely on his smarts to protect those he cares about.
Watch the trailer for Iron Man 3 at CineVue here.
Almost a year after the quietly impressive Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011), Tom Cruise is back in cinemas dispensing justice once again in Jack Reacher (2012), an explosive actioner written and directed by Oscar-winner Christopher McQuarrie. Based on the novel One Shot by Lee Child, long-time fans of Reacher have already expressed outrage at Cruise’s casting. Among other noticeable changes between the novel and the film (as is always the case) the fact that Reacher is written as a 6′ 5″ muscle man and Tom Cruise is – well, not a 6′ 5″ muscle man – could prove problematic down the line. Joining Cruise and Herzog is a strong supporting cast including Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo and Jai Courtney.
Watch the trailer at CineVue here.
It would seem that Gore Verbinski enjoys working with Johnny Depp almost as much as Tim Burton does. Having collaborated on The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise as well as Rango (2011), the pair have re-teamed once more for The Lone Ranger (2013), a re-imagining of the 1950s television series. Earlier this week, the first official poster was revealed and now we have a slightly blurred teaser trailer of the Jerry Bruckheimer produced blockbuster for your viewing pleasure. The Lone Ranger will follow the exploits of former Texas Ranger John Reid (Armie Hammer) as seen through the eyes of Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Depp) as the unlikely heroes work together to combat the corruption surrounding the rise of rail-roads.
Watch the trailer for The Lone Ranger at CineVue here.
Thankfully, there will be no vampires leaping across the screen in Lincoln (2012), Steven Spielberg’s historical biopic on one of America’s most influential Presidents. Starring Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis as the titular head of state, the first official trailer has made its way online, and it effectively sets the scene for what will undoubtedly be a far more focused (and accurate) examination of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency.
Lincoln will depict the 16th President’s final gruelling days in office as he endeavours to unite the country and abolish slavery in a nation divided by war and change. A determined Lincoln must make difficult choices at crucial moments that will decide the fate of generations to come.
Watch the trailer at CineVue here.
With this week’s release of The Expendables 2 (2012), the familiar Arnold Schwarzenegger catchphrase “I’ll be Back” has been in full usage of late. His next acting endeavour will see him tackle the role of an ageing small town Sheriff in Jee-woon Kim’s The Last Stand (2012), Arnie’s first leading role since 2003’s Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. Earlier this week we got a look at the poster for the upcoming action flick, and now the first teaser trailer has been unveiled. And if the first bit of footage is any indication, yes – the ex-Governator is indeed back.
Watch the trailer for The Last Stand at Cine-Vue here.
Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow returns to the deserts of the Middle East in Zero Dark Thirty (2012), her first film since 2008’s Best Picture winner The Hurt Locker, which now has its first trailer. The fact that the film used to be entitled Kill Bin Laden should leave you in no doubt as to its content. Zero Dark Thirty will chronicle the ten-year manhunt for Osama Bin Laden, right up to the attack on a Pakistani compound by Navy Seals which resulted in the Al Qaeda leader’s death on 2 May, 2011.
Watch the trailer for Zero Dark Thirty at CineVue here.
DreamWorks Animation have released a second full trailer for their epic looking animated adventure Rise of the Guardians (2012), a film based on the children’s books by William Joyce (who also co-wrote the script). Directed by Peter Ramsey in his feature debut, it looks to put an interesting spin on childhood figures like Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, Sandman, Jack Frost and the Easter Bunny, whilst telling a timeless good vs. evil story.
Watch the trailer on CineVue here.
Director Joe Wright (of Atonement (2007), Pride & Prejudice (2005) fame) teams up with muse Keira Knightley for the third time in Anna Karenina (2012), an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s esteemed 19th century novel. Slated for release in the fall (right when the awards season begins to heat up), Wright’s latest offering looks set for Oscar contention.
Penned by award-winning screenwriter Tom Stoppard (1998’s Shakespeare in Love), Knightley plays the titular character, an aristocrat who maintains a loveless marriage to a much older government official Alexei Karenin (Jude Law), abiding by the Russian high-societal norms of the time. When she encounters the more suitably-aged bachelor Count Vronsky (Aaron Johnson), she begins to question her happiness, and in doing so change comes to her family, friends, and community.
Watch the trailer on CineVue here.
Fifty years after Sean Connery first depicted Ian Fleming’s famed spy James Bond in Dr. No (1962), 007 will be gracing cinema screens once again in his 23rd outing Skyfall (2012), due for release in UK cinemas on 26 October. Daniel Craig reprises his role of the suave secret agent on Her Majesty’s Secret Service for the third time with Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes taking over from Martin Campbell behind the camera. Following on from last week’s official poster launch, we now also have an inaugural teaser trailer for the highly anticipated espionage thriller.
The debut poster, released last week, featured Craig’s Bond in a still image of the instantly recognisable, iconic ‘gun-barrel’ sequence (present in every Bond film), yet bore a distinctly classic feel. Capitalising on the significant media and audience buzz that poster release caused, Sony/MGM have now given us a sneak peek at Bond’s latest escapades in the form of a new Skyfall trailer.
Watch the trailer here.
Love him or hate him, it’s hard not to admire Sacha Baron Cohen’s bravery when it comes to his particular brand of comedy. For new flick The Dictator, he has reunited with director Larry Charles, who was also behind the camera on Borat and Bruno. The latest trailer showcases some new footage and seems a tad more scripted than Cohen’s past comedic efforts, but the results still look hilarious. Check it out after the jump.
Watch the trailer here.