Two very different trailers for two very different movies… Darren Aronofsky’s (of Pi and Requiem for a Dream fame) upcoming film The Fountain looks very cool. The man doesn’t do light and fluffy movies, that’s for sure. I thought it was a time travel movie until I read somewhere that there are drug use elements to it. That’s all I know and I won’t be spoiling any more for myself before it comes out. You can find the trailer here.
And then there is Steven Spielberg’s next Oscar® contender: Munich. It covers the events following the terrorist attack and murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. As far as I am aware, what happened afterwards was not much-publicized but Munich will be showing us that Jewish leaders recruited a number of regular (ie. non-assassin) men to go after those responsible for those deaths.
It looks like it will be a very powerful (and timely) film. I have no doubt whatsoever that it will be excellent… what will remain to be seen is how the Hollywood community will treat the film and Spielberg come Oscar® time.
You can watch the trailer for Munich here.