Trailer for CHASING MAVERICKS Starring Gerard Butler and Jonny Weston

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The first trailer for Curtis Hanson and Michael Apted‘s Chasing Mavericks has gone online.  The film is based on the true story of the relationship between legendary surfer Jay Moriarty (newcomer Jonny Weston) and his mentor, local legend Frosty Hesson (Gerard Butler), and how Moriarty made his name surfing the waves of Mavericks in Northern California.  Judging by the trailer, this looks like a nice movie that won’t blow anyone away, but could make for an enjoyable time at the pictures.  However, I’ve never surfed in my life, so I’d like to know what surfers think of this trailer.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Elisabeth Shue and Abigail SpencerChasing Mavericks opens October 26th.

Trailer via MTV.

 

Here’s the official synopsis for Chasing Mavericks:

CHASING MAVERICKS is the inspirational true story of real life surfing phenom Jay Moriarity (played by newcomer Jonny Weston). When 15 year old Jay discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, is not only real, but exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson (played by Gerard Butler) to train him to survive it. As Jay and Frosty embark on their quest to accomplish the impossible, they form a unique friendship that transforms both their lives, and their quest to tame Mavericks becomes about far more than surfing. Chasing Mavericks was made with the help of some of the biggest names in the surfing world, and features some of the most mind-blowing real wave footage ever captured on film.

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  • Please stop

    Matt, you’re posting a trailer. Keep your pessimistic, Debbie Downer attitude towards life out of your reporting of trailer posts. We, as loyal Collider readers, avoid your reviews for this reason and we’d love to just enjoy a normal, non-whiny “I hate everyone”, trailer post once and a while.

    • knowledge

      You obviously didn’t even read what he wrote. There was nothing “Debbie Downer” about this. He may be that way in some of HIS reviews, but all he did here was say that it looks enjoyable and asked if any surfers had any insight.

      • Please stop

        From the above – “this looks like a nice movie that won’t blow anyone away”. Although true, look at his posts, especially his ‘Cloud Atlas’ post today regarding the dialogue. He takes unnecessary jabs and I get a wannabe Nikki Finke fibe from his posts.

  • Green-eyed ocean lady

    It’s Abigail Spencer, not Abigail Breslin, Matt. This is Chasing Mavericks, not Nim’s Island. Sheesh. Looking forward to this one and from what I’ve heard, it was a challenge filming this given Curtis Hanson’s illness and Gerard Butler’s surfing accident. Best wishes for a great box office success. Well deserved in my opinion.

    • Green-eyed ocean lady

      Thanks for fixiing that, Matt! :)

  • Anonymous

    Matt, you’re posting a trailer. Keep your pessimistic, Debbie Downer attitude towards life out of your reporting of trailer posts. We, as loyal Collider readers, avoid your reviews for this reason and we’d love to just enjoy a normal, non-whiny “I hate everyone”, trailer post once and a while.

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