The Doctor Who 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor was simulcast in over 200 countries today, creating a nice opportunity to air teasers for other fine British productions. Naturally, there was a 10-second promo for the Doctor Who Christmas special which promised “Silence Will Fall” and a visit to the planet Trenzalore. There were also slightly longer 30-second promos for Sherlock season 3 and Orphan Black season 2. Given where the previous season left off, the Sherlock clip opens on a tombstone that reads “Sherlock Holmes” before reassuring fans with the hashtag #sherlocklives. The Orphan Black clip reveals the April 19, 2014 premiere date, then retreats as a distraught Tatiana Maslany stalks toward the camera.
Sherlock returns to PBS January 19. Peter Capaldi will be fully revealed as the new Doctor on December 25. Watch the teasers after the jump.
Lucasfilm and Disney have released a brief teaser for the upcoming animated series Star Wars: Rebels. The narration reads: “To battle the Empire, a rebel alliance will form, the Jedi will rise, and you will know the power of the Force.” Rebels takes place in the twenty years between Episode III and Episode IV and centers on the fledgling rebellion against the Empire as it hunts down the last of the Jedi Knights to secure rule of the galaxy.
David Oyelowo, Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Taylor Gray, and Steven Jay Blum are in talks for the voice cast. Star Wars: Rebels is scheduled to premiere on Disney XD in Fall 2014. We may learn more about the series at New York Comic-Con this weekend, but for now hit the jump to check out the teaser.
Want a little tease of footage from children of Men-director Alfonso Cuaron’s highly anticipated upcoming sci-fi drama, Gravity? Well, you got it! The visual effects-heavy 3D film stars Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side) as an astronaut stranded alone in space following a catastrophic event onboard a spacecraft. George Clooney (Ocean’s Eleven), as glimpsed in this teaser, has a supporting role. Further details are under wraps, but the film is said to have an unbroken 17-minute opening shot and will feature plenty of mind-bending effects. Warner Bros. recently announced that the film will open on October 4th of this year. Hit the jump to check out a brief bit of footage and be sure to return on Thursday when the first trailer hits.
Disney will be showing off a 60-second TV spot for Iron Man 3 at some point on Sunday during Super Bowl XLVII. Like they did for The Lone Ranger and Oz the Great and Powerful, the studio has released a trailer for their trailer. Judging by this brief teaser, it looks like the Super Bowl spot will be just as grim as the first trailer.
Hit the jump to check out the teaser. The film opens in 3D on May 3rd, and stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, Rebecca Hall, Guy Pearce, Jon Favreau, and James Badge Dale. In other Iron Man 3 news, check out new images of toys for the film.
Super Bowl XLVII is nearly upon us, and even though my beloved Falcons aren’t playing (10 yards shy of victory!), it will still be worth watching for both the football (Go Niners!) and for the ads (Go consumer culture!). Studios will be showing ads for their biggest movies, and yesterday Disney showed off a teaser for their Oz the Great and Powerful ad. Today, Disney has released a brief teaser for the Super Bowl spot for The Lone Ranger. What’s weird about the teaser is that to watch the whole thing, you have to tune into the pre-show, and that’s never going to happen. Adtime during gametime is running between $3.7 million and $3.8 million, so I can’t help but wonder if Disney is trying to save money by running their Lone Ranger ad before the game. That seems like a wasted half-measure because the pre-game show lasts about 39 hours. It would be better to air the ad during Puppy Bowl.
Hit the jump to check out the Super Bowl teaser along with a new poster. The film stars Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson, and Helena Bonham Carter. The Lone Ranger opens July 3rd.
I have zero hope for M. Night Shyamalan‘s After Earth. I wouldn’t trust Shyamalan to direct a Wendy’s commercial at this point. But he keeps getting studios to give him lots of money to make tent pole movies, so here we are. For those unfamiliar with the film, it’s about a father (Will Smith) and son (Jaden Smith) who crash land on Earth 1000 years after the planet was abandoned by mankind. Once there, the son, named Kitai Raige, must try and help his wounded father (whose name, I kid you not, is Cypher Raige).
Bill attended the film’s panel at Comic-Con, and he came away impressed by the level of detail that screenwriter Gary Whitta (Book of Eli) and the production team had devised. A viral teaser trailer has gone online that doesn’t show any footage from the film, but explains how the Raiges are “the most influential family in human history,” going all the way back to 1908. This alternate history is shown via Facebook timeline, which apparently won’t evolve over the next 50 years (way to phone it in, Zuckerberg). Hit the jump to check out the video. After Earth opens June 7, 2013.
In case you can’t wait 24 hours to see the full new trailer for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Summit has now released a glorious ten second teaser. This teaser of the teaser trailer briefly shows off rapid baby-aging and the coming of the Volturi. I’m sure if you’re a Twilight fan, this will give you a nice fix until tomorrow morning when you’ve got the shakes and are constantly refreshing your browser to see if the full trailer has gone online.
Hit the jump to check out the teaser for the trailer. The film stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Billy Burke, Rami Malek, and Maggie Grace. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 opens November 16th.
Sony has posted an “international trailer teaser” on their Youtube channel for Django Unchained. Given the clip title and brief 0:22 length, this likely means we can expect a full international trailer in the near future. In the meantime, this preview shows hints of new footage not seen in the audacious debut trailer, including an alternate take of Leonardo DiCaprio‘s line, “Gentlemen, you had my curiosity, but now you have my attention.” In fact, by the looks of it, the international trailer may spend much more time in DiCaprio’s corner of the movie—great news, since the actor clearly had all sorts of hammy fun with the role.
Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, M.C. Gainey, Walton Goggins, and Kerry Washington also star in Quentin Tarantino‘s latest. Django Unchained opens on December 25. Watch the teaser after the jump.
Update: The full trailer has been released. Watch it after the jump.
Earlier this week, we showed you the first poster for Oliver Stone‘s crime-thriller Savages. Today, teaser footage from the film has been released. The film stars Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson as two Laguna Beach marijuana kingpins who encounter a world of trouble when their shared girlfriend (Blake Lively) is kidnapped by a Mexican drug cartel. You won’t gather any of that from the 15-seconds of footage, but you will pick up that Stone has taken a page from Tony Scott‘s playbook of sweaty characters and over-saturated cinematography.
Hit the jump to check out the footage. The film also stars Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Demian Bichir, Emile Hirsch, Uma Thurman, and John Travolta. Savages opens July 6th.
A 45-second teaser trailer for the Total Recall teaser trailer has gone online. I was hoping we could get a 15-second teaser for the 45-second teaser, and maybe even a 5-second teaser for the 15-second teaser, but maybe one day that highly possible dream will become a reality. However, this teaser-teaser does provide the first footage from Len Wiseman‘s remake of Paul Verhoeven‘s 1990 sci-fi film. As you can see, the movie is jam-packed with cars from Demolition Man and Cerberus troops from Mass Effect. There are also explosions.
Hit the jump to check out the teaser for the teaser trailer along with the official synopsis. The movie stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, John Cho, Ethan Hawke, and Bryan Cranston. The full trailer premieres on April 1st on ABC during the Celtics-Heat game. An extended trailer will then premiere on Apple. Total Recall opens August 3rd.
You brought this on yourself, fandoms. If you hadn’t stood for needing to see every teeny-tiny second of new footage on movies you were excited for, we wouldn’t be inundated with this awful new trend of doing teasers for trailers. It’s an ad for an ad. And we can just keep going down this rabbit hole. We can do a 10-second teaser for a 20-second teaser, and a 5-second teaser for that 10-second teaser.
So after the jump you can find a 12-second teaser for the teaser trailer for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. The full teaser trailer goes online on March 26th. The movie opens November 16th.
Empire has snagged the latest UK teaser poster for the highly-anticipated insane-action-comic-book flick Kick-Ass. Those lucky sons of bitches will be getting the film on March 26th while us poor sods here in the states have to wait until April 16th.
It isn’t enough that they’re getting the film early, but now they have this sweet looking teaser poster to boot. The poster features Chloe Moretz as Hit-Girl, an 11-year-old assassin who murders the shit out of bad guys (as seen in the great red-band trailer). The tagline on this poster is: “Cute. Adorable. DEADLY.” It also works as an epitaph.
Hit the jump to check out the new teaser along with the official synopsis.
IMDb has premiered (weird to write that phrase) the teaser trailer for Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and makes no secret in hiding its biggest selling point: Michael Douglas as the infamous Gordon Gekko. The trailer has a couple laughs (“Gold money clip with no money in it.”) but it doesn’t seem to fit the seriousness one would expect from such a film commenting on how greed isn’t only good, but now it’s legal. The trailer is, for lack of a better word, slick. And that slickness just reminds me of the Futurama episode where the 80s guy/Gordon Gekko-parody comes out of cryogenesis and proceeds to be sleazy but hilariously dated. I wonder if Gekko’s only regret is that he has boneitis.
Hit the jump to see the teaser and hit the jump for the official synopsis. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps hits theaters on April 23rd. [UPDATE: We've now included the teaser poster after the jump]
Of all the women in my life who watched the Sex and the City TV show, only one enjoyed the 2008 movie while everyone else had mixed to negative reactions to the film. I watched the film and while I know it wasn’t for me, I couldn’t help but feel like the film was overly long and felt suited towards a made-for-HBO movie than a big screen theatrical event. But my opinion and the opinions of my mom and female friends don’t seem to matter much because Sex and the City 2 is hurdling towards us and the first trailer for the film has come online.
I don’t have much to say about it other than there’s two lame puns on the name “Carrie” and Kim Cattrall is almost unrecognizable and I don’t mean that in a good way. Also, a female friend who liked the show but hated the first movie made an interesting point about the sequel: now that Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) is married, what’s the point? How would her character even have a job since her column was about single life in Manhattan? I don’t know the answer to that question nor do I particularly care. Sex and the City 2 isn’t for me.
But if you think it may be for you, check out the trailer after the jump. Sex and the City 2 hits theaters on May 28, 2010.
The new teaser trailer and poster for Universal’s upcoming animated flick Despicable Me both focus on the minions of Gru (voiced by Steve Carell). What these minions do and how they factor into the film, I’m not sure. What I do know is this: they’re adorable. Of all the teaser trailers they’ve released for the film, this one is by far my favorite. None of the characters talk, it’s just these weird bean-like creatures wearing overalls and goggles, and they’re adorable. They’re also featured on the new poster but there are far more than just the two you see in the trailer.
Hit the jump to check out the new teaser trailer and poster. Despicable Me hits theaters on July 9, 2010.