The first trailer for Not Fade Away has been released. The film is the feature directorial debut of The Sopranos creator David Chase and tells the story of three best friends growing up in the New Jersey suburbs who decide to start a rock band. The wonderful tone that Chase hit so well with The Sopranos (dramatic with an air of dark comedy) looks to be on full display here, and the director’s passion for music comes through in spades. It’ll be interesting to see how he translates his novelized approach to storytelling to a feature film, but this trailer hints at a strong, character-focused first effort with a promising yet familiar turn from James Gandolfini as a patriarch of a different sort.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars John Maragro, Jack Huston, Will Brill, Bella Heathcote, Brad Garrett and Christopher McDonald. Not Fade Away opens on December 21st.
The first trailer and poster banner for the horror film The Collection have been released. Written by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton (Saw IV, V, VI, and 3D) and directed by Dunstan, the sequel to 2009′s The Collector centers on a woman who is abducted by a psychopathic killer and taken to a hotel that he has transformed into his own private maze. Her wealthy father hires a group of mercenaries to retrieve her with the help of the only man to have ever escaped the killer’s lair. The trailer looks like it could be pretty fun, but it’s quite similar to the set up of the Saw films. The clip opens with a terrifying rave trap and there are murderous booby traps rigged throughout the killer’s house that look to do some serious damage.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer and check out the banner. The film stars Emma Fitzpatrick (The Social Network), Josh Stewart (The Dark Knight Rises), and Christopher McDonald. The Collection will have its world premiere this weekend at Fantastic Fest and is set for release on November 30th.
Director David Chase will see his film Not Fade Away make its world premiere as the Centerpiece Gala selection of the 50th New York Film Festival; not bad for a debut director! The Sopranos creator/writer brings this coming-of-age tale, set in 1964 where a group of friends decide to form a rock band, led by new-to-the-scene, John Magaro. With a soundtrack produced by Steven Van Zandt, Not Fade Away also stars Jack Huston, Will Brill, Bella Heathcote, James Gandolfini, Brad Garrett and Christopher McDonald. Look for the film to see limited release starting December 21st. Hit the jump for the full press release and some new images from the film.