We hope you like trailers, because we’ve got four new ones for your consideration today – including an international clip featuring some extra footage for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Read on for the full details.
Drafthouse Films has dropped a new trailer for their upcoming action spoof comedy The FP. The simplest way to describe The FP is to think of it as a parody of Michael Jackson’s Beat It video crossed with The Warriors (the film even goes so far as to get James Remar to do narration…). The result looks pretty hilarious. Rival gangs do battle by playing a life or death version of Dance Dance Revolution – how can you not love this?
The clip is entertaining – totally cheesy in all the right ways (“I challenge you to a beat off!”) and filled with little homages to other films (including a training montage that looks like something straight out of Rocky IV and a bad guy sporting a mohawk not unlike Rocky III’s Clubber Lang).
The FP opens on March 16th. The trailer is a red-band clip, so it’s not exactly safe for work.
Next up, a trailer for Natural Selection – a dramedy featuring Rachel Harris as a woman who’s unable to have children. When her husband suffers a stroke while at a sperm bank, Harris sets out to find his biological son – who’s a bit of a derelict. What appears to be an odd couple road movie (complete with laughs and heartwarming emotional scenes) follows.
Harris is getting a lot of buzz for her performance in the film (which won last year's SXSW Film Festival), and you can see when it opens on March 1st.
Filmmaker Whit Stillman has already unveiled his latest quirky comedy Damsels in Distress at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals last year, but the title is scheduled for a mainstream release starting this April – and here’s the latest trailer to promote the film.
Damsels in Distress follows a quartet of young ladies (Greta Gerwig, Analeigh Tipton, Megalyn Echikunwoke and Carrie MacLemore) as they try to impact the lives of other young women at their prep school (they believe tap dancing is a great therapy for depression…). Naturally boys and romantic entanglements eventually figure into the plot, but the whole thing has a certain deadpan indie comedy vibe to it that’s either sure to delight or repulse you depending on your own personal tastes.
We don’t expect there will be a lot middle ground when it comes to opinions on this feature, but have a peek at the trailer and see what you think.
Finally, yesterday saw the big reveal of the first trailer for Timur Bekmambetov’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – an alternate history take that finds the beloved president slaughtering hordes of bloodsuckers.
The clip was entertaining enough, but now we’ve learned that there’s an alternate trailer from the Philippines that features slightly different audio and some additional footage.
Lincoln stakes vampires in a theater near you starting on June 22nd.