Sorry for lack of blogging lately, been very busy filming a film with the old team from Isolated and SIX, and it’s been tough work, but we’re getting results and hopefully will have everything filmed according to schedule. But I have found the time to blog todays appearance of two trailers for two movies coming our way at the end of the year. And they’re both quite exciting.
First up is the fourth installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise, entitled Ghost Protocol. The film is directed by Brad Bird, who directed the likes of The Iron Giant and The Incredibles, making this his first live-action feature. Tom Cruise returns to the cast as Ethan Hunt, with Jeremy Renner joining the cast, as Cruise’s Hunt must go out to prove who has framed him and his team for an act of terrorism. Check out the trailer below:
My first impression? Wow. This looks like a top-notch and incredibly exciting action flick, with Cruise on kick-ass form and some incredible set-pieces (just check out that last Dhabi skyscraper shot). Bird certainly looks like he can bring his creative and exciting gusto to live-action flicks on the evidence of this trailer. I’ve enjoyed all three of the Mission: Impossible movies, but this certainly looks like it’s going to be the most fun, and it’s to see Simon Pegg with a larger role this time around. I can’t wait for this one when it hits cinemas on December 26th.
The second trailer of today is the teaser for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming World War One epic War Horse, which now hits cinemas in January next year (further into awards season it seems). The film is based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, and follows the friendship between Albert (Jeremy Irvine) and his horse Joey. The two form a special bond, but are separated due to the outbreak of World War One, leading the two of them on an incredible journey. Check it out:
It looks stunning, beautifully shot by Spielberg’s regular cinematographer Janusz Kaminski. It definitely looks very awards friendly, which I guess there’s no harm in, but I hope it doesn’t turn out too schmultzy, which can sometimes happen with Spielberg movies. But I have faith in the beard to deliver a touching drama.
That’s all for now, as I am quite tired! Enjoy the trailers and I’ll try to blog more soon. Gaudion out.