In 1994, Nicholas Barclay was abducted from San Antonio, Texas. Three years later, the young man turned up in Spain – alive, and reporting that he’d been kidnapped and tortured. Barclay returned home to his relieved parents, but the joy was short-lived – several months after his return, they learned that the person living amongst them wasn’t their son, but a French man named Frederic Bourdin. The Imposter is a documentary chronicling the events surrounding this strange story.
The film generated a lot of buzz at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and now we’ve got the first official trailer for your perusal. Featuring interviews with everyone involved (including Bourdin), recreations, and home movie footage, The Imposter delves deep into this fascinating case. Those of us who weren’t at Sundance can’t wait to see it – particularly after checking out this trailer.
No official release date for The Imposter has been announced, but we’ll be sure to share as soon as it is. [via /Film]
Disney Pixar is back and looking to launch another hit CG-animated feature in the form of this summer’s Brave – and if this trailer is any indication, they’re going to be successful.
Directed by The Incredibles’ Mark Andrews, here’s the plot breakdown from Disney Australia’s YouTube post:
“Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Wise Woman (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it's too late.”
The trailer looks great. We’ll see if the rest of Brave measures up when it releases on June 21st.
It’s hard to believe that Comic-Con, once a tiny convention catering to comic book geeks, has morphed into such a gigantic media event, but it certainly has. In fact, we sometimes wonder why it’s still called Comic-Con, since Hollywood has done their best to make the multi-day event focus on movie footage and trailer premieres.
That being said, Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock has ventured into the belly of the beast in Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope – following five Con attendees as they wind their way through the massive event in search of their dreams (one is a costume designer taking part in the show’s contest, other’s are aspiring comic creators) or the perfect toys to round out their collection. All in all, it looks excellent (I may be biased – I worked in a comic shop for a while and it was one of the best gigs I’ve ever had…), and, of course, Spurlock got Kevin Smith in there, too. Dont' take my word for it, though -- check out what our own resident documentary guru Christopher Campbell thought about Comic-Con Episode IV here.
Watch the trailer and let us know what you think. [via ComingSoon]