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Trailer Watch: Snowpiercer international trailer

The Host and Mother director Bong Joon Ho’s English language debut, Snowpiercer, is out in South Korea in August, with a North American release… sometime after that, probably. Anyway, the trailer has hit the web courtesy the film’s official YouTube page.

Based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette, it is set in a post-apocalyptic future where…

an ice age has killed off nearly all life on the planet. The only survivors are the inhabitants of the ‘Snowpiercer,’ a massive train that travels around the planet and is powered by a perpetual-motion engine. Over time a class system evolves on the train, with the elites inhabiting the ‘front’ of the train and poor inhabiting the ‘back’ of the train. Tired of the poor conditions suffered by riders in the ‘back,’ a revolution occurs with the riders attempting to seize control of the engine which the elites in the ‘front’ consider ‘sacred.’

So, a little bit far-fetched, but sometimes movies have a way of transcending a goofy premise, you know?

The film stars Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, and Ed Harris.

 

Trailer Watch: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy theatrical trailer

This is my most anticipated, must-see movie of 2011′s Oscarbait season:

If you haven’t been keeping track of this movie, be sure to watch the earlier international and (domestic) teaser trailers I’ve posed before.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is based on the John LeCarré novel. Adapted for the screen by Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan, and directed by Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In), this $30 million film version boasts an incredible cast, including Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Jones, and John Hurt.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy hits theaters (in the US) on December 9th. It opens in the UK next weekend, on September 16th.

Trailer Watch: A new Tinker, Tailer, Soldier Spy trailer

Let the Right One In director Tomas Alfredson’s follow-up, an adaptation of the 1974 John Le Carré spy novel, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Gary Oldman stars as a man pulled out of retirement to lead a hunt for a Soviet mole in the top ranks of MI6, the British Secret Intelligence Service. Between this and the first trailer, this has shot to the top of my must-see list this winter — largely due to the incredible cast, which also includes Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Tom Hardy, Ciarán Hinds, John Hurt, and Benedict Cumberbatch.

It’s out in the UK on September 16, 2011, and in US theaters on November 18, with late fall and winter releases for most of the rest of the world.