Welcome to the trailer park! This week: Nostalgia overload with Universal’s Jaws 19 trailer, Jessica Jones gets superpowers in a new trailer, and Sarah Michelle Gellar reveals her badass Inquisitor character from Star Wars Rebels.
Okay so this isn’t a real movie trailer (yet) but as we near the date that Marty McFly travelled to in the Back to the Future II — October 21st, 2015 — Universal released this spoof trailer for BTTF’s classic ‘Jaws 19’. “This time, it’s really, really personal.” Pepsi also jumped on the bandwagon, producing this kitsch-tastic ad for Back to the Future’s Pepsi Perfect product — which they are actually producing and selling to mark this milestone. Luckily, the same isn’t true for Jaws 19.
Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones still doesn’t have a face reveal, but at least she’s got superpowers.
“Working as a private investigator in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, an ex-Super Hero’s past comes back to haunt her in ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones.'”
Five Edgar Allen Poe stories, five different animators, five famous narrators.
“A film anthology of five of Edgar Allen Poe’s best-known stories, each told in a unique graphic style, and featuring some of the most beloved figures in horror film history. Adapting the look and variety of a classic horror anthology, Extraordinary Tales offers heart-pounding takes on The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar, and The Masque of the Red Death. Each tale is given a unique animated look, inspired by sources as diverse as classic Hollywood black-and-white monster films, or the pulpy feel of EC Comics, and narrated by a stable of legendary genre directors and actors.”
Black Mirror Season 3
Netflix is picking up Black Mirror as an exclusive for their third season.
“A television anthology series that shows the dark side of life and technology.”
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
The last Hunger Games trailer we’ll ever see, with Mockingjay Part 2 releasing in November.
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is once again directed by Francis Lawrence and written by Peter Craig & Danny Strong. With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced before.”
Spectre is likewise getting its final, intense trailer, with release following on November 22nd.
“Spectre is directed by Sam Mendes (Skyfall, Revolutionary Road, Road to Perdition, American Beauty) and written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wave with John Logan, all with James Bond franchise experience. A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation, Spectre. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre.”
It’s a metaphor for Leo’s struggle to win an Oscar.
“Inspired by true events, The Revenant is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption.”
Star Wars Rebels
Sarah Michelle Gellar reveals her character the “Seventh Sister” in Star Wars Rebels.
“In the latest season of Star Wars Rebels, a new team of Inquisitors has been dispatched by the Empire to track down Kanan, Ahsoka, the rest of the Ghost crew…And kill them all. No stranger to playing skilled fighters on TV, Gellar flew into the role without seeing any conceptual designs, bringing her own warrior’s interpretation to the silky, lightsaber-wielding assassin that our heroes are having a lot of trouble stopping.”
I Lost It At The Video Store
A video trailer not for a movie, but for a book. About movies. Are you confused yet?
“For a generation, video stores were to filmmakers what bookstores were to writers. They were the salons where many of today’s best directors first learned their craft. The art of discovery that video stores encouraged through the careful curation of clerks was the fertile, if sometimes fetid, soil from which today’s film world sprung. Video stores were also the financial engine without which the independent film movement wouldn’t have existed. In I Lost it at the Video Store, author Tom Roston interviews the filmmakers–including John Sayles, Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith, Darren Aronofsky, David O. Russell and Allison Anders–who came of age during the reign of video rentals, and constructs a living, personal narrative of an era of cinema history which, though now gone, continues to shape film culture today.”