Monday, August 24, 2009

'Inception' Teaser -- Upcoming Movies

By Chase Kahn

Christopher Nolan's Inception teaser, which played in front of Inglourious Basterds this weekend, is now online. As I said in my post on 08.21.09, it's a kick-ass, double-take kind of tease that promises to be a sci-fi mindfuck along the line of The Matrix with the composed but complex narrative strands traditionally associated with Nolan and his previous films set outside of Gotham (Memento, The Prestige).

Additionally, about a week or so ago, the trailer for Rueben Fleischer's Zombieland, a full-blown zombie apocalypse comedy starring Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg (Adventureland) debuted. If Zombieland was going straight-to-DVD and Blu-ray, I'd be the first one to check it out and revel in its cheekiness, but since it's releasing theatrically, I may or may not check it out. Waiting on reviews. It will release in the Shutter Island vacancy on 10.02.09 under the Colombia Pictures banner.

Meanwhile, Dominic Sena's Whiteout a non-descript parka-thriller set in Antarctica with the most generic title imaginable apparently has a trailer. Yet, for a film set to release in a little over two weeks (09.11.09), information and promotion has been shockingly sparse, no doubt inevitably resulting in an underwhelming critical and box-office reception. Apparently, the film has been on the shelf for over two years and Warner Bros. is just now being dumped off. My faith in the isolated frozen-tundra thriller has been significantly hampered by the recent 30 Days of Night (2007) and The Last Winter (2006).

1 comment:

  1. There is only one frozen tundra thriller. It's called The Thing. Enough said :).

    I just watched the Inception trailer, it's eye catching and makes me want to see more, but I'm worried Christopher Nolan is going to put himself too far out there one of these days. Zombieland looks funny, but throughout the commercial I had this continuous thought in the back of my head... Shaun of the Dead?