The first teaser trailer has appeared online exclusively over at Slash Film for Jason Reitman’s (Juno) upcoming comedy/drama, Up in the Air, starring George Clooney, Vera Farmiga and Jason Bateman. The film played at the Telluride Film Festival this past weekend to great reviews, with some even talking Oscars for the film before it’s even been released.
In Up in the Air, George Clooney plays a man whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he’s about to reach ten million frequent-flyer miles and met the frequent-flyer woman of his dreams.
We already got a look at the poster for the film, and now we have the teaser trailer, along with a minute-long clip. According to Slash Film, the trailer was specially cut by Reitman for the web. Nice. Check out the teaser and the clip below:
Up in the Air Teaser Trailer from /Film.
I like how the trailer (as Slash Film points out) conveys a Fight Club-like philosophy held by Clooney’s character that the things you own and your relationships end up weighing you down. I really dig the idea of exploring that in a film like Up in the Air.
I think Reitman is really a talent to watch out for, and it looks like he’s directed another great movie with his latest: Clooney’s role looks like it fits him perfectly; Farmiga is a great actress finally getting her due; and I like how the plot at this point seems rather loose and ambiguous.
I was a huge fan of Reitman’s debut feature, Thank You For Smoking (I still can’t believe that was his first film – most impressive), and although I wasn’t as enamored with his second film, the multi-Oscar nominated Juno, I still was really charmed by it (any issues I had with the “stylized” dialogue have kind of wavered upon rewatches). I’ll be there opening day for Up in the Air, for sure.
What do you think of the first teaser trailer (as well as the first clip) for Reitman’s latest? Are you a fan of the writer/director’s first two movies, and are you looking forward to his third?
Up in the Air is playing at the Toronto International Film Festival in a few days, and is released theatrically on December 4th, 2009, in the U.S. In the UK it is set to be released on January 15th, 2010.