Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for director Clint Eastwood’sdrama Sully. Based on real events, the film stars Tom Hanks as Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger, the “Miracle on the Hudson” pilot who glided a disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson, saving the lives of the 155 people onboard. But that’s merely the catalyst for the film, which also tells the story of what happened next, when an intense investigation into the event threatened to destroy Sully’s reputation and career.
This trailer is absolutely thrilling, but that’s because it’s entirely centered on the engine failure and landing, which makes sense for an IMAX trailer, but we all know that story and the film’s focus is on what follows. That is sure to be some classic Eastwood exploration of the American Hero, and who better for that role than Tom Hanks, one of the last bonafide all-American movie stars. In addition to Hanks’ commanding on-screen presence, the footage is beautifully shot, and it looks like Eastwood put those IMAX cameras to good use for the landing set-piece. It’s also pretty stunning to see such a recent, iconic piece of modern history brought to life on screen.
Watch the IMAX Sully trailer below. Scripted by Todd Komarnicki (Perfect Stranger), the film also stars Aaron Eckhart, Anna Gunn, Jerry Ferrara and Laura Linney and opens in theaters on September 9th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Sully:
On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.