It's been a while since I've posted about new trailers/films yet to be released.
This morning I had a sticky beak at two recently released trailers for two upcoming thrillers. "Retreat" which stars Cillian Murphy, Thandie Newton and Jamie Bell will be released in US cinemas in early October this year (I hope that there is a release here in Australia....). Jamie Bell is fast establishing himself as a versatile and promising actor. We all remember him from "Billy Elliot" some ten-eleven years ago - but since his foray into ballet he has appeared in some notable films such as "King Kong" and "Defiance". He played an important role in the Cary Fukunaga version of "Jane Eyre" and he is slated to appear in a string of films - "Retreat" to be one of them. As you will see from the trailer, he appears in a completely different kind of role - significantly darker, audiences will be able to see a different side of the actor. The film itself looks quite interesting and I'm excited for its release - whether it gets a cinema release here or a straight-to-DVD sell, I will be putting this on one of my must-see lists.
Liam Neeson - power house. An actor who churns out consistently good performances (despite some bad film choices) his latest performance in "The Grey" is set to be released early next year. It's about a group of plane-crash survivors that try to outrun a pack of man-eating wolves. Simple concept, but I like how the thriller element of this film will be coming from a source that is natural to our world. It's not going to be relying on ridiculously grandiose special effects and over-the-top camera angles to convey fear. I like thrillers that make villains out of nature - animals. This looks to be an Alaskan version of Val Kilmer's 1996 film about man-eating lions "The Ghost and the Darkness". This will be one to watch.