Trailer for Rod Lurie’s Remake of STRAW DOGS

     May 13, 2011


The trailer for Rod Lurie’s remake of Sam Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs has gone online.  The remake transplants the story from rural England to the deep South where a screenwriter (James Marsden) and his wife (Kate Bosworth) relocate to her hometown.  Like in the original, they encounter hostility from the locals and matters get increasingly worse for the couple from there. I’m not familiar with Lurie’s original but I’m liking the Southern setting in the trailer, and Skarsgård is positively creepy as the antagonist.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Alexander Skarsgård, Dominic Purcell, Laz Alonso, Walton Goggins, and James Woods.  Straw Dogs opens September 16th.

Click over to Yahoo! to see the trailer in HD.

  • Lauren Fisher

    A Superman Returns reunion!
    It is disappointing that they did not show more of James Woods (he’s only seen in the background at 1.46).

  • Dane

    this looks cool, cause I like James Marsden, ever since he play Cyclops. But I will probably orginal better

    • John Davis

      what can i say about this movie, really great movie ever!! too much awesome!! now waiting to watch any movie as this one!!

  • Liam

    The original was slow, but very VERY effective. The tension built very slowly and pretty much came to a head in the last reel. This one seems to follow a more standard formula and knowing today’s movie goers, if it was slow, it wouldn’t be a hit. I don’t mind the relocation save for the fact that “Violent Redneck” seems so played out. Plus there was a Fish Out Of Water aspect for his character being in a land that isn’t his own.
    I’m willing to give it a shot, but the original is SUCH a classic. This just feels very hollow in comparison.

  • Charles

    Ooooo you just took the word out of my mouth. The original was very much a classic; it will be very hard to top. I hope for the benefit of moviegoers, that this film is good, and people who haven´t seen the original have the opportunity to go back and watch this and other Peckinpah´s films. But this trailer just seems like just another unnecessary remake, like “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “The Hills Have Eyes”. I really hope I’m wrong.

  • Chuck

    looks good!


    Nobodies got the balls to even match Peckinpah today. I guess we can at least hope this might stir up some interest in the original.

  • jokerface

    Never seen the original but this looks pretty darn good

  • Kenny B

    Give it a chance. What if they extend the third act? The movie leaves an impact, I would think the film makers would try to honor that. I like the similarity of the house set, and some of the shots look like they were playing it pretty straight.

    They did move it to September, the month of movies that are least like their trailers.

  • gee boy

    this wont beat the classic! i can tell..

  • Wtfmansrsly

    I sencerely hope this doesn’t follow in the vein of recent farcical, torture-porn pos,’ as I got a distinct “Last House on the Left” remake vibe from this trailer. Alas, knowing modern audiences and the 14 year olds this film is probably marketed towards, I’m counting less and less on this having any sort of substance in favor of shock-violence value and gratuitous images of people being hurt in inventive ways. I hope this film proves me wrong though.

    • Mauro

      This movie is not marketed towards the 14 years old since it will be “a hard R” as Rod Lurie (the director) said in all his interviews!

  • jason

    i know its a remake but this trailer leaves nothing to the imagination at all.
    might as well not see the film.

  • Vampire

    Indeed the trailers of the movie seems so good and also I am very excited to watch this movie. as I saw the trailers of the movie from a very reliable site. I am now excited to watch the movie from the same.