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Trailer Roundup, Week of May 21st – 25th

This was one of those weeks where we had so many new trailers emerging, it seemed to overload the senses of even the nerdiest of film nerds – like myself. But any week chock full of trailers is a good week for us! Let’s jump right in.

When Will Ferrell appeared in character on TBS’s Conan in April to announce that a sequel to the hit, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, most people were excited and stunned. Paramount had all but buried the idea of returning to the 1970s San Diego news team’s antics. But a last minute decision gave them the green-light and a fast track. With the release of last week’s The Dictator, fans were treated to yet another surprise – a domestic and international teaser trailer for Anchorman: The Legend Continues. Coming in 2013 and not expected to start filming until early next year, Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koetcher, and Steve Carell are the only confirmed cast so far. Check out BOTH trailers below!

The domestic teaser trailer:

The international teaser:

This week also marked our first look at Columbia Pictures’ next 007 film, Skyfall. In James Bond’s latest outing, his loyalties are put to the test when MI-6 is under attack and revelations about his boss, M, come to light. Starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, and Ralph Finnes, the Sam Mendes film arrives November 9th in conventional and IMAX theaters.

Paul Thomas Anderson’s films are usually critically acclaimed gems, from his first film, the loosely based-in-fact dramedy Boogie Nights to the oil drama There Will Be Blood that had us drinking our milkshakes.  His next film, The Master, is a drama loosely based on L. Ron Hubbard and the rise of Scientology. Joaquin Phoenix, back from his strange stint quitting acting to be a rapper for I’m Still Here plays a young drifter who becomes the right hand man to a charismatic leader of a faith based organization, played by Phillip Seymour Hoffman, in post-World War II America. But as the organization grows, the drifter faces doubt about the faith he swore to uphold. Amy Adams and Rami Malek also star in the Weinstein Company film, coming October 12th.

If you went to high school in America, chances are you had to read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. It’s the story of a young writer from the midwest who moves to New York, next door to the mysterious, wealthy, and lavish Jay Gatsby, who he soon befriends during the Roaring Twenties.  So who could have a expected a new Warner Bros film adaptation with a trailer soundtrack by Jay-Z and Kanye West?  Real-life best friends Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire finally star together, along with Joel Edgerton, Carey Mulligan, and Isla Fisher in the Baz Luhrmann film coming December 25th to 2D and 3D theaters.

TBS’s Conan is turning into quite the source for the latest in comedy films, as Vince Vaughn made a surprised guest appearance on the late night program to reveal a part of the trailer for his new 20th Century Fox sci-fi comedy, The Watch, also starring Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, and Richard Ayoade. In the July 27th film, four dads form a neighborhood watch to escape their family lives and hang out, but inadvertently stumble upon an alien plot to destroy Earth. You can check out the full trailer below.

And finally, The red-band trailer for Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov’s adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Green novel, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter premiered this week. The action thriller is an “untold” look at a man whose quest for revenge at the vampire who killed his mother rises up to become the 16th President of the United States. Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Rufus Sewell star in the 20th Century Fox film coming June 22nd.

This article also appeared at SaveTheSeat


About Richard L. Vargas

Among many things, I'm a writer, blogger, news junkie, and pop culture enthusiast from New York City.


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