I've been a little heavy on the posters the last while, so hit the jump to check out 5 very different new trailers. We have a Herzog documentary, a Brazilian actioner, a Scorsese kids' movie, active duty Navy Seals and a brilliant new take on how to get your script noticed...
Into The Abyss
Into the Abyss is the new documentary from one of my favourite filmmakers, Werner Herzog. It tackles subject matter that fascinates just about everyone (to some extent): death row, and apparently does so in a unique and moving way...
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
I haven't yet seen the first Elite Squad, but apparently it's awesome (but for the overkill on voice over). Since there is already a second one (which is Brazil's official submission for best foreign language film at next year's Oscars), I will need to make a plan then.
Hugo (Second Trailer)
I mentioned this film in my last Oscar post, so I thought it would be a good idea to add the new trailer. Look, it's a family movie (not my thing), but it's Martin Scorsese trying his hand at 3D, it has the awesome Chloe Moretz (strange seeing her in an age appropriate role) and apparently it's great. What I don't like about the trailer is the stupid trailer-guy voice. I thought that was over?
Act of Valor
A movie starring active duty US Navy Seals? This has to be seen to be believed.
Is this the future of script sales in Hollywood? As I'm sure you know, every man and his dog have written a movie script and tried to sell the thing in Hollywood. Many great scripts probably never get noticed because of all the shit out there. So, how do you get the attention of the studios these days? Well, first-time feature writers Brandon Bestenheider and Allen Bey wrote a spec script for a film called "Grim Night" and decided to make a teaser trailer for the eventual movie as well. They posted the trailer close to the release of Paranormal Activity 3, horror sites took note, it became popular and before you know it the studios were in a bidding war. It was picked up by Universal for a reported high 6 / low 7 figure amount. Shazaam! Of course, this is not a guarantee for success. First the script actually needs to be good, and this one looks it...