The first teaser trailer for director Alfonso Cuarón‘s new film, Gravity, has hit, and it’s a fantastic first look.
Featuring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock as a pair of astronauts stranded miles from Earth after a disaster in orbit, this film looks to be, by turns, utterly breathtaking, and amazingly intense. Check out the trailer below.
The first trailer for Moneyball, that movie about baseball statistics starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill, was just released by Yahoo! Movies today and I’m going to call it a standing double in baseball terms. It’s a good, clean trailer that sets up the movie well but doesn’t really make convince me there’s going to be a whole lot of drama to it. Also taking away from the drama is the fact that Billy Beane’s Oakland A’s never really won anything… The man started a baseball revolution, but he was pretty quickly surpassed by every other team and general manager who bought into his line of thought.
Moneyball screenwriter Aaron Sorkin did well with The Social Network though, so it definitely has the potential to be good. We’ll all see when Moneyball opens on September 23rd.
One of our longtime users, Abe Moran (“waveofmutilation” on Flickchart), asked us to take a look at a new venture he’s undertaking as associate producer on an independent feature film called “So Falls The Shadow”. The creators’ goal of the film is to create a more realistic lycanthropic horror story that sharply contrasts the empty and emotionless trend of vampire films that have recently gained favor. Less Twilight, more Let the Right One In - but for werewolves.
The story’s set in the deep south of Tennessee – where a pastor of a small town tries to justify a rash of killings as the will of God, but slowly comes to a more personal realization as his hurried investigation reveals his worst fears and immeasurable loss. Here’s a first look at their proof-of-concept teaser trailer:
If your interest is piqued, you can follow the film’s progress on Facebook and Twitter. We’re told the creators of the film have some high-level studio execs keeping a close eye on them after hitting some industry meetups, but that they’re looking to the online community to keep the buzz strong as they acquire funding and a distributor for the picture.
With microbudget genre films getting further exposure through direct rentals and purchases online (via Netflix, and other on-demand video services) small films from young filmmakers, like“So Falls The Shadow”, have a real shot at a larger audience – with your support.