I apologise for the lack of posts lately, but I haven’t been to see anything since Senna. Anyway it seems to be trailer release week, with a few big profile previews appearing on the interwebs.
First up, the trailer for Ethan Hunt’s 4th appearance for IMF, in the nicely titled Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Tom Cruise returns along with Simon Pegg and joining them is The Hurt Locker and future Jack Ryan, Jeremy Renner. The film also see’s the live action debut of Brad Bird as director after his work in the animated field with Pixar. Have to say it looks pretty good.
Next up, the trailer for Steven Spielberg’s second film awaiting release, War Horse, based on the novel by Michael Murpugo. It follows a boy and his horse as they get involved in World War 1. Seems to have a similar tone to Empire Of The Sun, and no doubt will have you reaching for the tissues before the end. It’s Spielberg, so as you will know if you have been reading this blog, means it’s a definite for me when it’s released in Januray 2012.
With Cars 2 already out in the US and on it’s way to our shores, the teaser trailer is out for Pixar’s next film, Brave. It’s the story of a young girl Merida in Scotland, voiced by Kelly Macdonald, who defies an ancient ritual and puts her kingdom into chaos. As usual from Pixar, it looks gorgeous, shoudl be interesting.
Finally here’s a film that looks like a little oddity, but has my interest straight away. Apollo 18, is another of the found footage type films, this time it is what really happened on the Apollo 18 mission to the moon. But there was no Apollo 18 mission, I hear you cry. Thats the twist, there was, but we were never told about it and this film shows why. I have to admit, I am a NASA freak and love all the Apollo stuff, visting the Kennedy Space Center was one of the best days of my life, so I really like this idea, whether it’s any good is another matter, but we’ll see. With this and Transformers, it’s a big year for Moon Landing revisionists!