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Archive for July 1st, 2011


Trailer Watch: Studio Ghibli’s Arrietty UK trailer

Thanks once again to Twitch, we have the UK trailer for Arrietty, Studio Ghibli’s adaptation of Mary Norton’s children’s novel The Borrowers. The marketing material says “inspired by,” because it’s a loose adaptation, with Ghibli relocating the tale to Japan.

Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, the film came out last year in Japan, where it won Animation of the Year in the 2010 Japan Academy Prize (a.k.a. the Japanese Academy Awards). Two English dubs have been prepped for their upcoming US and UK releases. (The US version stars Bridgit Mendler, Will Arnett, Amy Poehler and Carol Burnett, while the UK version has Saoirse Ronan, Mark Strong, Olivia Coleman and Tom Holland providing voices.) Arrietty hits UK theaters on August 26, 2011, and the United States on February 17, 2012.

Trailer Watch: Kim Ji-hoon’s Sector 7

Courtesy of Twitch comes the trailer for the the monster movie Sector 7. Directed by Kim Ji-hoon (May 18) and starring the prettiest oil rig worker ever (Ha Ji-won), plus a bunch of dudes, the film looks to be about an oil rig best by one crazy-looking monster. (Film Smash goes into more depth with the plot, if you’re really curious.)

It’s a fun, promising trailer, a little more in the vein of The Thing than The Host, I think—but what do I know? I can’t understand a word of this thing. The film is out in Korea in August, and while I don’t know of any plans to bring it to the States, if it does well, we’ll get it on DVD, at least. Unless it’s a smash hit, though, the most likely venue will be the art house circuit, where you’re unlikely to get it in 3D.