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Trailer Watch: And another single-take trailer for Gravity…

Hot on the heels of “Detached,” which went online yesterday, comes “Drifting,” a second single-take trailer/clip for Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity. Apparently Warner Brothers has a third coming (most likely) tomorrow.

via the Warner Brothers Pictures official YouTube page

Trailer Watch: Two-minute clip/trailer from Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity

Here’s another super intense trailer for Alfonso Cuarón’s Sandra-Bullock-is-in-deep-shit-in-near-orbit flick, Gravity, and this one is an almost two-minute-long single take. The whole film, which co-stars George Clooney, opens on October 4th.

via the Warner Brothers Pictures official YouTube page

Trailer Watch: Riddick red band Comic-Con trailer

Director David Twohy and Vin Diesel’s second attempt to turn the main character of the surprise hit sci-fi action flick Pitch Black into a franchise (after the failure of Chronicles of Riddick) is coming on September 6th. This red band trailer for Riddick premiered at Comic-Con and found its way onto the film’s official YouTube page earlier today.

It looks a little over the top to me compared with Pitch Black (my favorite Alien film since Jim Cameron’s sequel*) but still kind of fun.

The film co-stars Karl Urban, Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff, Jordi Mollà, Nolan Gerard Funk, Keri Hilson, and Dave Batista.

* Please somebody “correct” me on this.

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.