Trailers galore with Gone Girl & A Most Wanted Man

Trailers are one of the first glimpses to a movie. They aren’t made overnight, but are carved with a lot of care, as that brief 90 or 150 second trailer may end up making someone’s mind as to whether or not the movie is worth looking out for. Trailers of two movies slated for a 2014 release have come online now, and both have a mysterious edge to them. There are good enough reasons to believe that these movies could well stand out in the year, driven by the quality of their content, the movie-making, and the acting prowess. The initial trailers set the tone for grander things to come, in different styles though, but are equally captivating with their delivery.

Gone Girl

Gone Girl_Trailer

Plot: On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his beautiful wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under growing police pressure and media frenzy, the portrait of a blissful between the couple starts to crumble, leaving everyone with the question, did Nick kill his wife?

Why we look forward to this movie:

a. It is based on the best-selling novel of 2012 of the same name written by Gillian Flynn, who has also written the screenplay of this film.

b. It has been directed by David Fincher. Yes, David Fincher, the man behind The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Fight Club, to name a few.

c. It stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, and under the astute eyes of Fincher, we expect a much better performance from Affleck in this film.

Trailer: The trailer has a growing intensity about it, with singer Richard Butler from Psychedelic Furs covering Charles Aznavour’s song She that gives a haunting touch to the drama (nothing similar to the song rendition heard in Notting Hill). Watch it right here!

Gone Girl is releasing in the USA on October 3, 2014.

A Most Wanted Man

A Most Wanted Man_Trailer

Plot: When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community, laying claim to his father’s ill gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man’s true identity – oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist?

Why we look forward to this movie:

a. It is based on the 2008 novel of the same name written by king of espionage novels, John le Carré. Prior to this one, eight of his books have already been adapted into feature films, beginning from 1965’s The Spy Who Came in from the Cold to 2011’s Tinker Tailer Solider Spy.

b. It stars the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, in what the trailer suggests to be yet another exemplary performance by this amazing actor. Alongside him are a number of talented actors in Rachel McAdams (lovely to see her step aside from the romantic flicks), Robin Wright, Willem Dafoe and Daniel Brühl.

c. The film has been directed by Anton Corbijn, the one who helmed the critically successful Control (2007) though followed it up with the insipid The American (2010). We are hoping that the latter has been forgotten by the director too.

Trailer: The trailer is immensely engrossing driven by the ever so large screen presence of Philip Seymour Hoffman apart from what seems to be another thriller worthy of the John le Carré tag associated with it. Watch it right here!

The USA release date for A Most Wanted Man has not been announced yet.


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