Saturday, 13 April 2013

Trailer Time: 'Elysium', 'You're Next', 'Now You See Me', 'This is the End' and 'Filth'

It's been a while since we've had some trailers, and a few of these have been circulating for some time, but I'll put them up anyway.

First up is Neill Blomkamp's highly anticipated follow-up to District 9 which follows a working class man try and break into a rich peoples utopia to gain access to live-saving health care.

The film opens September 20th in the UK and judging from what people have been saying about it so far, we are in for a real treat.

From sci-fi to straight up horror as You're Next offers up the typical 'perfect-weekend-getaway-interrupted-by-masked-killers' story-line. What makes this one stand out from the pack (apart from the already pretty positive buzz from the festival circuits) is that it's the newest film from Adam Wingard. Wingard was responsible for the pretty divisive 'A Horrible Way to Die', which took a very mumble-core approach to a horror/slasher movie and has also had a hand in the V/H/S and ABC's of Death horror anthologies. In any case, he proved himself to be a director worth watching and his latest offering seems to be a whole heap of fun (and what a great way to utilise Lou Reed's Perfect Day).

The film opens 23rd August, with what I'm guessing will be limited release.

We've already had one big magician movie this year (the rather lackluster Burt Wonderstone) however Now You See Me has a lot of potential behind it, no least because it looks and feels like parts of Nolan's 'The Prestige' but also it may prove that Louis Leterrier is actually a good director. He made some decent films under Luc Besson's wing however his Hollywood efforts (Incredible Hulk, Clash of the Titans) have failed to really set audience alight. But still, who doesn't like the idea of the magicians/criminals storyline?

It opens July 5th.

We've yet to see anything substantial from the new Wright/Pegg/Frost film, World's End, however that doesn't mean we have to wait impatiently as it seems the American's have had a similar idea. Starring a whole bunch of comedy actors as themselves, the film sees a party at James Franco's house go massively wrong when the world suddenly turns to hell around them. It's a premise that could go horribly wrong, but the trailer is pretty funny and there's enough cameos (and famous celebrity deaths) to make it possibly worth the trip to the cinema.

Below is the standard green band trailer, to watch in the office or as a family.

And for those of you who want to see the real deal (and yes, there's the gory on-screen death of Michael Cera), the red band trailer is below.

The end cometh June 28th.

Up last is another big-screen adap of an Irvin Welsh novel. This time we have Filth, which sees James McAvoy taking the title role as Bruce Robertson, the depraved anti-hero who drinks/snorts/swears/shags his way through one day to the next. Oh, and he's also a police officer.

Be warned, this is the red band trailer and it does not skimp on the nasty.

It looks like fun, but then half the stuff from the book would never be legally able to make it to the film so I guess they will have watered down the story somewhat. The only saving grace is that it's a British indie production so at least there's no risk of any Hollywood intervention. The film is scheduled for release sometime in September.

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