Thursday, June 5, 2008

TRAILER: Transsiberian

Another new trailer today, and this one is for the new film Transsiberian (which premiered at Sundance). This film stars Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer, Kate Mara, Sir Ben Kingsley, and Eduardo Noriega, and is directed by The Machinist director, Brad Anderson.

The film, budgeted at an estimated $15 Million, centers around a young American couple Roy (Harrelson) and Jessie (Mortimer) who decide to head over to Moscow by taking the train. While on their ride they meet another couple in their cabin, Carlos (Noriega) and Abby (Mara). Things go sour after Roy gets separated from Jessie during a stopover, and Jessie discovers that Carlos and Abby are not exactly who they seem to be. Soon Jessie and Roy find themselves caught up with Grinko (Kingsley) a Russian police officer, mobsters, and locals on their journey.
The film is set to be released in theatres in the U.S.A. on July 18, 2008.

I have been looking forward to this film for a long time now, way back when Samantha Morton was attached to play the Jessie role (Morton had to drop out of the film due to health problems, and was replaced with Mortimer). I think the cast that Anderson has assembled is fantastic, and the trailer for the film looks pretty decent. Mortimer is a sensational actress, and I cannot wait to see her acting alongside Harrelson and Kingsley. Kate Mara has also been an actress I have been watching ever since her role in the film Brokeback Mountain, which I thought she was great in.
However, a review over at Bloody Disgusting paints a much different picture for the film which is unfortunate (The review can be found here). Hopefully this film will defy early reviews and go on to be great. One has to hope.

[Source JoBlo]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the trailer definately looked interesting.. but we'll have to wait and see whether it's ACTUALLY any good.