‘Seeking a Friend for the End of the World’ Trailer

Published 2 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 8:47 pm,

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Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist screenwriter Lorene Scafaria makes her writing and┬ádirectorial debut with another film that (oddly enough) has a very romantic dramedy feel to it: the apocalyptic tale Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. It stars┬áSteve Carrell and Keira Knightley as a pair of neighbors who set on a road trip to reunite Carrell’s character with his long-lost high school sweetheart – and Knightley’s character with her family – before an asteroid collides with the Earth and wipes out the planet’s inhabitants, that is.

The trailer for Seeking a Friend… delivers a nice mix of amusingly awkward comedy and touchingly somber drama, while also offering an early look at the film’s noteworthy supporting players – including, Patton Oswalt (Young Adult), Connie Britton (American Horror Story), Gillian Jacobs (Community), and Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine), among others.

Check all that out in the official trailer (followed by the poster) for Seeking a Friend for the End of the World:

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“Indie” can sometimes be synonymous with “excessively quirky” or “annoyingly twee,” but Seeking a Friend for the End of the World so far looks to both have an indie feel and strike a nice balance between its comedic and serious elements.

Usually, a world-ending events is (for obvious reasons) the sort of plot device that drives a dramatic story about people seeking reconciliation and redemption before the end of times (a la Last Night, Melancholia, etc.), so Scafaria’s more light-hearted approach feels all the more refreshing and innovative by comparison. For similar reasons, it’s nice to see that Carrell and Knightley’s relationship in the film will be more platonic and almost father-daughter like, rather than forcibly romantic.

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World will arrive in theaters around the U.S. on June 22nd, 2012.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. I’m in.

  2. man that looks awesome I love Steve Carell, he always plays a sweet/backward/awkwardly lovable guy :) wish I could see this right now!!!!

  3. this looks pretty good!

  4. That looks like it will be really good, will be seeing this

  5. This trailer won me over

  6. That is a really interesting idea. It would be nice for once to see an end of the world movie that isn’t about survival but about coping with the fact. I’m not sure why that appeals to me. I will definitely be seeing this though.

  7. Maaan…Steve Carell, Patton Oswalt, Robb Corddry, Rob Huebel…Its hard for me not to get excited about this.

  8. I think the title is taken from a Chris Cornell song called “Preaching the end of the world”.

    I’m not sure if I’m allowed post external links so just give it a google if it interests you.

  9. Has Indie Darling written all over it. Expect the eventual poster/DVD cover to be split into boxes (remember the Ricky Gervais movie ‘The Invention of Lying’? Started with Ricky jumping through the air, then changed to the boxed poster to indicate it was a coming of age drama that challened lifzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz), with a character picture for the films main players and quotes from critics at the top. There is good talent in front of the camera, but I fear it won’t change my ongoing internal monologue about whether Keira can act or not.

  10. Sold!

  11. Yup, gotta take the wife to this one.

  12. suddenly Im not allowed/able to see any of your trailers screenrant, whats with that?? only happened in the past couple of weeks, never had a prob before?

  13. Yep… this is how and “End of the world” movie should be treated! If there’s no salvation and it is all coming to an end we should have FUN!

    :D

    Really excited for this movie.

  14. Ditto!