First Trailer for Peter Jackson-produced West Memphis Three Documentary WEST OF MEMPHIS

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The first trailer for the documentary West of Memphis has gone online. Produced by Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, the film takes a new look at the circumstances surrounding the West Memphis Three. If you’re unfamiliar with the case, three teenagers were convicted of murdering three young boys in West Memphis, Arkansas in 1994 with virtually no evidence. They were recently freed through a complicated legal maneuver (saving the life of Damien Echols, who was on death row), but the true killer remains at large and the Arkansas legal system is refusing to admit their mistake.

The case has been well covered by the Paradise Lost trilogy of documentaries, so I was curious as to why Jackson felt the need to produce yet another documentary. This trailer makes clear that Jackson and director Amy Berg’s intent is to clear the names of the West Memphis Three and bring to justice the real murderer of the three boys from West Memphis. It’s engaging stuff, and I can’t wait to check the full film out once it’s released. Hit the jump to watch the trailer. West of Memphis will premiere at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival.

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  • sense 11

    Looks like a must see

  • BMTO

    The last line of that trailer sent shivers down my spine.

  • aaronsullivan

    genius trailer.

  • Pru

    I think I will sit this one out. I think the story has been done. And the rest of it is hearsay. Dont buy the one man killer theory or Mrs Hobbs or Mr Byers. They are both liars Great of them to jump on the bandwagon when the book deals and money is there .

  • Pru

    woot hobet is coming out :)

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