Wednesday, 4 August 2010
Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark
Being a big fan of horror films, the news that Guillermo Del Toro was involved in producing a remake of Don't be afraid of the dark was a great discovery, and the trailer has finally arrived! I watched the original a couple of years ago and whilst its dated and not in the least bit scary, the story has great potential, and everything that Del Toro touches these days seems to turn to gold. This is an awesome trailer for a film that deserves a remake, here's hoping its as good as his last horror project, The Orphanage.
M Night Shyamalan has had a rough ride in the past ten years, after the phenomenal success of The Sixth Sense his films have been on a downward spiral in terms of quality and enjoyment, with each attempt to replicate the twist of his debut failing miserably. Despite this, his trailers still tend to look brilliant, and Devil is no exception. Hopefully this is Shyamalans return to form but presumably it will be another duff movie, thankfully he is only producing Devil and has handed directing duties over to the guys responsible for Quarantine. This definitely has potential, we shall have to wait and see...
Zack Snyder's new film sounds like a variation on fantasies such as Pan's Labyrinth and The Fall, with a young girl institutionalised by her stepfather who retreats to a fantasy world in an attempt to escape the facility. Famed more for the incredible visuals he creates than gripping storylines, this could be Zack's first chance to subvert this view and create a cracking thriller that will still appeal to his usual fans. The trailer looks very impressive but I have a feeling this could end up being mindless entertainment, much like 300, thankfully, that wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing when you consider the eye candy involved.
I was one of few who didn't enjoy Ben Affleck's last film Gone Baby Gone, but considering he was one of the writers behind Good Will Hunting, I'm still hopeful that he can make a great film. The trailer for The Town demands your attention right from the start, with its intense musical score and glimpses of some gripping action sequences. Jeremy Renner joins Affleck fresh from his Oscar nominated role in The Hurt Locker, ensuring that The Town will garner attention come awards season.
Posted by Bean at 20:19