“Trailer Talk” rounds up recently released trailers for upcoming and anticipated movies.
This week, we got new trailers for “Glass” and “Pet Sematary,” while last weekend’s New York Comic Con offered up new teasers for “Aquaman,” “Mortal Engines” and “Overlord.”
As Samuel L. Jackson’s Elijah Price says, “That sounds like the bad guys are teaming up.” The second trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s anticipated “Glass” brings together 2000’s “Unbreakable” and 2017’s “Split,” creating the director’s very own comic-book style trilogy.
From “Unbreakable,” security guard-turned-superhero David Dunn (Bruce Willis) and mentor-turned-villain Elijah Price/Mr. Glass (Jackson) reunite years later in a mental hospital. But they’re not alone. The two are housed with Kevin Wendel Crumb (James McAvoy) from “Split,” a dangerous man with dozens of multiple personalities, including a violent Beast.
When Mr. Glass and the Beast decide to work together, dozens of lives hang in the balance. Mr. Glass decides the Beast is a formidable match for David, and hopes to draw the superhero out of the shadows. Stepping up, David vows to stop their evil plans. Just seeing David don his green hooded coat from “Unbreakable” gave me the chills.
Anna Taylor-Joy returns as Kevin’s surviving victim Casey from “Split.” Will she and David – the good guys – team up?
“Glass” shatters in theaters Jan. 18, 2019.
Last year’s remake of “It” was a monster success at the box office. Now another horror movie based on a Stephen King book is being remade, and the trailer looks terrifying.
“Pet Sematary” is a redo of the 1989 film. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke) moves his family from the city to the country. They learn about the cemetery designated for pets in the nearby woods, on an ancient burial ground. “Those woods belong to something else,” cautious neighbor John Lithgow warns.
When tragedy strikes, the family finds out firsthand what the cemetery is capable of bringing back. With creepy kids wearing animal masks, mysterious symbols and skulking figures, the trailers ramps up the suspense and dread.
“Pet Sematary” resurrects fear April 5, 2019.
Last weekend’s New York Comic Con didn’t unleash a flood of trailers like the convention of them all, San Diego Comic Con. But the movie trailers that did trickle out help give a better picture of some of the fall’s big releases.
The “Aquaman” extended look offers a generous five minutes of the upcoming comic book film, the only DC Extended Universe film this year. Born of a son from the land and a daughter of the seas, Arthur Curry/Aquaman (Jason Momoa) finds himself torn between worlds. But the rise of his nefarious brother Orm (Patrick Wilson) to the throne of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis forces the reluctant Aquaman to seek his rightful place as ruler.
The trailer gives us a chance to see more interaction between Aquaman and his love interest, the clever and capable Mera (Amber Heard, with stunning red hair). There’s a lot of world building as we see more of the dazzling underwater sights of Atlantis, with subjects riding sharks and seahorses. Under James Wan’s direction, the visuals look gorgeous. There’s also a breathtaking chase sequence on land with Aquaman and Mera running and jumping off buildings. Are you not entertained?
“Aquaman” swims into theaters Dec. 21.
I’ve had a hard time putting my finger on “Mortal Engines,” which is based on a post-apocalyptic series of novels by Philip Reeve. But the fantasy film has the weight of producer and script writer Peter Jackson, the mastermind of “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies, behind it.
The second trailer helps to shed light on the frenetic film’s story. Set in a dystopian future, motorized cities move from place to place, preying on one another. Looking to avenge the death of her mother, Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar) attempts to kill powerful figure Thaddeus Valentine (Hugo Weaving). But Hester is destined for more. She becomes a figurehead of a rebellion that sees her join forces with a brave resistance group leader (Jihae) and a lowly London outcast (Robert Sheehan).
In the vein of Katniss Everdeen and Imperator Furiosa, the brave Hester may be cinema’s newest action heroine. With explosive sequences and dynamic action, “Mortal Engines” looks like Jackson may have found a new fantasy franchise.
“Mortal Engines” rolls into theaters Dec. 14.
Once rumored to be part of the “Cloverfield” Universe (it’s not), “Overlord” offers up a new mystery thriller with a historic setting.
The World War II horror flick – produced by J.J. Abrams – follows American soldiers who get stuck behind enemy lines before D-Day. They uncover secret experiments by the Nazis, with terrifying results.
The only name I recognize in the cast is Iain De Caestecker, the lovable scientist Fitz on “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.”
“Overlord” starts experimenting Nov. 9.