Among other things, the start of the new year heralds the beginning of the promotional push for the upcoming summer blockbuster movies. This weekend sees the premier of the first trailer for director Joe Carnahan’s big screen adaptation of the ’80s television series. Like the first trailers to most television to film adaptations, this one works to show that at least in some respects the filmmakers are respecting the original material. We’ve got a modified version of the show’s opening narration, the reveals of classic imagery associated with the show, a certain character’s catch phrase and a glimpse of a rather audacious action sequence. My only real complaint is that the trailer only teases us with composer Mike Post’s iconic theme music, leaving me wanting to hear a full-on orchestral version. I guess it’s got me hooked until at least another trailer comes out. Mission accomplished.
Looks like Scorsese is playing with madness – AGAIN! – in his latest effort, Shutter Island. The last time Scorsese so wantonly toyed with our minds, he gave us the superior Bringing Out the Dead. [click for more]
I think it would be fair to say that the last couple of films from director M. Night Shyamalan have not lived up to many people’s expectations. But the teaser trailer for his latest film, [click for more]