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New Trailers on Headstuff is the place to catch up on all the latest teasers released in the world of Film and TV. Stephen Porzio tells you what’s hot.
Most Anticipated – Brightburn, Dir David Yarovesky
Remember in the recent Justice League when Superman briefly turned evil and the film gained a short-lived sense of urgency. Brightburn appears to be taking that to a whole new level, imagining what would happen if the Man of Steel crash landed to Earth as a boy but this time was bad. Produced by James Gunn (the script is written by relatives of his), the horror looks like it’s drawing upon the pastoral almost Terrence Malick-esque aesthetic of Zack Snyder’s 2013 Superman flick but warping it into something sinister. Also, the scene with the fork is very creepy.
2. Avengers: Endgame – Dir. Anthony and Joe Russo
Finally, we got first footage and a title for the finale to the current Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it – following the surprisingly brutal cliff-hanger conclusion to this year’s Infinity War. While the teaser essentially confirmed what many had already presumed – that Endgame is essentially a final mission for the older MCU characters – it still packs a punch. Believing he will die alone in space, Tony Stark’s message to Pepper Potts which opens this trailer is quite heart wrenching. Captain America’s earnestness is as stirring as ever. Also, Hawkeye’s back.
3. Triple Frontier – Dir. J.C Chandor
The script for Triple Frontier – featuring five military veterans who reunite to rob a Mexican drug lord – has been kicking around Hollywood since 2010 with a series of directors and leading men being announced for the project and then dropping out.
However, following Netflix’s acquiring of the rights to the thriller, it will finally be released this March. The streaming service has assembled a stacked team in front of the camera and behind. A Most Violent Year director J.C. Chandor will re-team with Oscar Isaac, joined by Ben Affleck, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund and Pedro Pascal. From the trailer, we can expect a stylish, taut macho thriller – like screenwriter Mark Boal’s previous work (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) but filtered through a genre framework.
4. Trigger Warning with Killer Mike, Netflix
As one-half of Run the Jewels, Killer Mike has been producing some fantastic political rap filled with witty zingers. Thus, one hopes his trademark satire will inflect his six-part foray into TV. Described by Netflix as a ‘subversive comedy documentary’, Trigger Warning’s teaser shares some similarities with Sacha Baron Cohen’s controversial Who is America? However, one imagines Killer Mike – not hiding behind characters and unafraid to speak his mind – will make for a more fascinating central figure. It drops on Netflix January 18.
5. Brexit: The Uncivil War – Dir. Toby Haynes
It’s probably too early to dramatise the events leading up to Brexit – particularly when police are still assessing whether the Leave campaign breached electoral law. However, that hasn’t stopped HBO from producing this TV movie which will air in the UK and Ireland on Channel 4, January 7.
All that said, this trailer does make the drama look gripping with Benedict Cumberbatch looking effectively stripped of sheen playing Dominic Cummings, director of the Vote Leave campaign. One predicts this will generate controversy.
6. A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon – Dir. Richard Starzak, Richard Phelan, Will Becher
Animation studio Aardman (Chicken Run, Wallace & Gromit) look set to continue their glorious run of feature films with the sequel to their 2015 Oscar nominee Shaun the Sheep Movie. Never those to sacrifice absurdist humour in their quest to appeal to wide audiences, here they seem to be blending M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs with the franchise’s trademark mischievous animals.