Watch: New Trailers for 'Epic', 'Easy Money', 'Robot & Frank', and 'Hara-Kiri'

Watch: New Trailers for 'Epic', 'Easy Money', 'Robot & Frank', and 'Hara-Kiri'

Jun 26, 2012

Joel Kinnaman in Easy Money

Having a slow Tuesday? We’ve got some trailers guaranteed to pass the time. Read on for all the preview-y goodness.

It’s hard to tell exactly what’s going on in this new clip for Safe House director Daniel Espinosa’s Easy Money, but the trailer has enough action and drama that we’re interested anyway.

Based on the best-selling novel by Jens Lapidus (entitled Snabba Cash), Espinosa’s film stars Joel Kinnaman as a middle-class business student who gets sucked into the criminal underworld after he falls head over heels for an heiress. He somehow winds up involved in a drug deal that involves the Serbian mafia and a dangerous hitman. Much action apparently ensues.

Easy Money lands in theaters on July 11th – take a peek at the trailer now and see what you think of this Scorsese-produced crime thriller.

Next up, it’s a new preview for Robot and Frank.

Frank Langella headlines this comedy-drama, playing a cranky old man who’s given a robot butler to help brighten his life. Frank only really takes a shine to the ‘bot when he figures out how to use it to pull off an elaborate jewelry heist. Together, the two become an unlikely criminal team.

If the trailer’s any indication, Langella is perfect for the part. He’s joined by Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, and Liv Tyler. There’s no official release date set for Robot and Frank yet, but it should make its theatrical debut later this year.

If you’ve got kids – or just love animation – you’ll certainly want to check out the first trailer for 20th Century Fox Animation’s Epic.

Featuring an all-star voice cast (including Beyonce, Josh Hutcherson, Colin Farrell, Johnny Knoxville, and more), this whimsical tale focuses on a young girl who somehow shrinks down and becomes mired in a battle of good versus evil waged deep inside a forest. She must team up with a wild assortment of forest creatures to save their world – and, in turn, ours.

All in all, Epic looks to be shaping up quite nicely. Don’t just take our word for it, though. Get your first look at the trailer below.

Finally, we’ve got the new preview for Takashi Miike’s Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai.

The nearly two-and-a-half minute clip shows how comfortable Miike has become making period samurai films (his previous work in 13 Assassins was excellent). This time out, a wandering samurai arrives at his lord’s estate requesting that he be allowed to commit ritual suicide so he can die with honor. The lord instead regales him with the tale of another Ronin who made the same request with ulterior motives. What follows are two tales leading to an ending that “no one could see coming.”

The film previously played at Cannes and will be available via VOD on July 18th

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