The last two months of 2011 are upon us and with them come numerous tentpole releases. Today, we have television spots and clips from three of the most-anticipated titles on the horizon: Summit's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, Warner Bros.' Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and Colombia Pictures' The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
Continue reading on for more information about all three of these flicks - along with the aforementioned collection of new promotional media released for each of them.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
Oscar-winning writer/director Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Dreamgirls) and Twilight franchise staple screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg were charged with bringing Stephenie Meyer's Breaking Dawn novel to the big screen - and by and large, they look to have done a good job of remaining loyal to the source material.
Twihards have been treated to an assortment of Breaking Dawn - Part 1 goodies lately, including early clips, featurettes, and tv spots from the film. Today, we have two more treats for them: an excerpt from the scene where Bella (Kristen Stewart) discovers that she's been knocked up by her dear vampiric lover Edward (Robert Pattinson) - and another TV promo, focusing on Jacob's (Tayor Lautner) plight in the film.
Needless to say: if all this supernatural romance schmooze and young adult emotional angst isn't your thing - move on to the next section of this article. Twilight lovers: enjoy.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Moviegoers eager to see Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law reunite as the badass bromantic duo of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson became all the more excited when they glimpsed the recently-released trailer for director Guy Ritchie's Holmes sequel, subtitled A Game of Shadows.
The latest footage from the flick features familiar bits of explosive slow-mo action and Downey's detective matching wits with his archnemesis, Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris). However, there's also a fair bit of Rachel McAdams as the sneaky/flirtatious Irene Adler - along with Downey's Holmes, acting all eccentric and donning a variety of comical disguises (including his now somewhat infamous drag outfit).
A Game of Shadows overall looks like another fun and flashy period mystery-adventure romp with Downey and Co. Warner Bros. is certainly banking on moviegoers being taken with this new installment - seeing how the company has already recruited a screenwriter to work on Sherlock Holmes 3.
With that said - enjoy the latest TV spots from Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows:
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Director David Fincher is returning to the neo-noir genre once more with his adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, based on the first novel in the late Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium trilogy. Going off previous trailers for the film, this will be just as darkly slick and daring a murder mystery as one would expect from the filmmaker responsible for Se7en, The Game, and Zodiac.
While there's not much in the way of new footage in the latest Dragon Tattoo TV spot, it once again highlights what looks to be two of the adaptation's best qualities: the succulent cinematography and Rooney Mara's performance as the multi-piereced punk Goth hacker with the famous body decorative (a.k.a. Lisbeth Salander).
Rumors have been circulating of late that, if Fincher gets his way, Girl With the Dragon Tattoo will end up having a runtime of around three hours. That may not seem like a wise move on Sony's part, but Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy and King Kong remake has already proven that good films with 180 minute runtimes can nonetheless do well at the box office during the holidays. Take that as you will.
On that note - check out the latest Girl With the Dragon Tattoo TV spot below:
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 hits U.S. theaters on November 18th, 2011.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows begins playing in theaters around the U.S. on December 16th, 2011.
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo arrives in U.S. theaters five days later on December 21st, 2011.