We shared with you the trailer for Snow White and the Huntsmen not long ago, and so now we’ve got the trailer for the other Snow White movie, Mirror Mirror.
This one is directed by Tarsem Singh, with Julia Roberts as the Queen, Lily Collins as Snow White, Armie Hammer as Prince Alcott, Sean Bean as the King and Nathan Lane as Brighton, the Queen’s servant.
Mirror Mirror will be released on March 16.
So, now that you’ve seen the trailers for both Snow White movies, what do you think? There are clearly pros and cons to both films. Would you see both or is there one you’re more interested in? In my opinion, Mirror Mirror has a better cast and Snow White and the Huntsman has a more interesting plot… but it has Kristen Stewart.
It may be opening night for Immortals, but director Tarsem Singh isn’t standing still and waiting to see how the weekend box office turns out. True, he already has his Snow White take Mirror Mirror queued up for next year, and it’s also true that Singh has previously talked about doing a My Dinner with Andre kind of talky film. But Singh’s got his eye on something that’s really going to test his skills as a visual filmmaker: the Cartoon Network hit Samurai Jack.
“I love Samurai Jack,” Singh said during a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “I would love to direct that,” he said, citing the show’s style, pacing, and visuals as some of the aspects he admires most about it. “It’s brilliant. The speed, it embraces where it comes from. I find that comic strip films are halfway grounded. They don’t play my chord. But I love Samurai Jack. I love the animation.”
For those of you who can’t remember back to 2004, Samurai Jack was created by Genndy Tartakovsky and follows the titular warrior from his home in feudal Japan to a dystopian future ruled by the demon Aku, and his robot minions. Jack tries to find a way home while battling the forces of evil. It won four Emmys during its 2001 to 2004 run, which garnered a lot of critical acclaim. So much so that a live-action Samurai Jack movie has been in the works for almost as long as the show’s been in existence, and Brett “rehearsing-is-for-people-I-identify-with-a-homophobic-slur” Ratner was at one point attached to direct.
So how serious is Singh’s commitment to a Samurai Jack movie? When told that the movie rights have reverted back to Cartoon Network from New Line, Singh told THR, “Have them contact me.”
The first trailer we saw for The Immortals was epic in its visuals, but not very clear on the story. In this second trailer we’re given a good explanation of the plot, basically a gods vs titans vs men trifecta, and even more awesome, slow motion fight scenes. A win, win all around.
Offering another look at Henry Cavill before he dons the capes and tight for the Big Blue Boy Scout, the trailer makes Immortals look badass. Everything Clash of the Titans tried to achieve and failed, and everything the new Conan is hoping for. I only hope it lives up to promise. I’m really intrigued by the gods vs titans with men on either side warring it out dynamic, and did I spot a kick-ass Athena in there? I think I did, and that’s baller.
The Immortals opens on the coveted, 11-11-11 and stars Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Luke Evans, Isabel Lucas, Freida Pinto, Stephen Dorff, John Hurt, Kellan Lutz and is directed by Tarsem Singh.
Could Sean Bean be typecasting himself? Or does he realize no one can play a gruff. medieval badass like he can? I’m going to choose the latter, because we already know Bean typifies badass. Throw him in some chain mail, he’s still a badass. Bean has really made a name for himself with these epic fantasy roles. He played Boromir in The Fellowship of the Ring and Ned Stark in HBO’s Game of Thrones, both to much acclaim. And he’s finally rising to the ranks of king with this latest role as The King (duh!) in Tarsem Singh‘s Snow White. Note, don’t confuse this with the other Snow White move, starring the mopey girl form Twilight and the god of thunder himself, Thor.
In this version of Snow White, which will stay truer to the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Bean will play the supporting role of Snow White’s father, the King, who loses his wife when Snow White is born and then remarries the woman (Julia Roberts) who will eventually grow to resent and shun Snow White, setting the story off in motion. Then it’s the seven dwarfs, mirror on the wall, poison apple, you know the rest.
Only yesterday we showed you the sneak peak of Tarsem Singh‘s Immortals from E! News. Today we’ve got the whole trailer and it looks impressive. The amazing visuals Singh’s employing look epic and vast. The image above? It’s some battle taking place high in the heavens, I think. Regardless, it looks incredible. Key word here being ‘looks’.
Immortals seems very, very similar to Clash of the Titans, and I don’t mean it in a good way. The first trailers for Clash were great looking but when it came to the film, snooze. I’m hoping Immortals backs up it’s pretty scenery and jaw-dropping action with a good, sensible storyline. I hate saying this but when a trailer relies so heavily on what we’ll be looking at and not the story they’re telling, I become skeptical. It’s hard to find the perfect blend of visually driven, feast-for-the-eyes films with a gripping storyline. Often we don’t get both. Granted, it’s really hard to tell the quality of Immortals from a single trailer which is why I’m hoping over the months we learn more about this world they’re presenting so beautifully.
Hey, not matter what, you can get a real good look at future Superman, Henry Cavill. Shirtless, ladies. Not that you couldn’t have seen him a plenty in The Tudors, but whatever.
You can watch the trailer below and judge for yourself, is this going to be a must see feature when it’s released November 11th? Oooh, aren’t they clever, nabbing the 11-11-11 release date.
The clip is from E! News so unfortunately the quality could be better, especially for Tarsem Singh‘s incredible visuals. Starring Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Kellan Lutz and Freda Pinto, The Immortals is shaping up to be the film Clash of Titans wishes it was. You should check out this clip for a peak at our new Man of Steel, Cavill as Theseus; a stonemason who leads a rebellion against an evil king bent on ruling Olympus.
For the full synopsis,
The brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) and his murderous Heraklion army are rampaging across Greece in search of the long lost Bow of Epirus. With the invincible Bow, the king will be able to overthrow the Gods of Olympus and become the undisputed master of his world. With ruthless efficiency, Hyperion and his legions destroy everything in their wake, and it seems nothing will stop the evil king’s mission.
As village after village is obliterated, a stonemason named Theseus (Henry Cavill) vows to avenge the death of his mother in one of Hyperion’s raids. When Theseus meets the Sybelline Oracle, Phaedra (Freida Pinto), her disturbing visions of the young man’s future convince her that he is the key to stopping the destruction. With her help, Theseus assembles a small band of followers and embraces his destiny in a final desperate battle for the future of humanity.
The Immortals opens November 11th. Thinks it’s looking good?
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