It’s been a crazy week for trailers, and today we’re back with three more for your perusal.
First up, a brand new clip from the upcoming My Week with Marilyn. Michelle Williams channels the spirit of the Marilyn Monroe in this potential awards contender from director Simon Curtis. The film, based on a true story about Monroe’s fling with Colin Clark while in London to film The Princess and the Showgirl with actor Laurence Olivier, is already being touted as one of the must see films of the fall.
Much has been written about whether or not Williams captures the refined beauty of Monroe (we think she does, for the most part), but one thing seems certain in the clip – even if Williams doesn’t always look the part, she appears to have nailed the personality and psychological make-up of the late actress.
Williams is joined by an all-star cast, including Judi Dench, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Redmayne, and Emma Watson in the film – which debuts on November 4th.
Also due on November 4th is the animated adventure Puss In Boots, featuring the voice talents of Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, and Billy Bob Thornton. In this Shrek spinoff, Boots finds himself in search of the goose who laid the golden eggs – so that he can steal it, of course.
The new clip is cute, with an opening scene where Boots wanders into a bar that reminded us a tiny bit of the opening sequence of Desperado. The rest of the clip is pretty funny, featuring a gag with a bar patron who relays the myth of the goose to Puss through tattoos on his body (you’ll never guess where the golden eggs are…) and some good one-liners. While anyone over the age of 11 isn’t exactly the target audience for Puss in Boots, we suspect there’ll be some jokes even for the grown ups when it debuts next month.
Finally, we close today’s round-up with a trailer for Vs – and indie superhero flick from Jason Trost that’s being billed as “Kick-Ass meets Saw.” Talk about your odd high concepts…
James Remar plays villain Rickshaw in the clip. Turns out that Rickshaw has taken 100 innocent civilians hostage and will kill them all unless a group of superheroes complete his deadly series of “tests.”
The trailer is a little strange – it feels more like a Saw film than Kick-Ass, but we’re not entirely convinced it even works on that level. Trost’s trailer doesn’t really show us any of these tests our non-descript heroes have to get through to win, just a bunch of what we suppose are supervillains. And that highlights the other potential issue – will audiences care about superheroes and villains that they’re not already familiar with? It could happen, but the film is going to have to spend some time letting us get to know these characters before all the wild stuff starts taking place if it’s going to be truly effective.
That being said, we’re intrigued by the idea of Vs. Superhero flicks are a dime a dozen these days and seeing someone at least make the attempt to take them in a new direction is a good thing from where we’re sitting. We doubt that Vs will usher in a new era of superhero horror flicks, but we’re still gonna check it out ASAP. The film is set to make its grand debut as part of the Toronto International Film Festival’s After Dark program, which gets underway later this month.
[via Yahoo Movies, /Film, ComingSoon]