5 Must-See TV and Movie Trailers: ‘Assassin’s Creed’ and More
It’s time of the week again! We’ve gathered together all the must-see trailers and teasers from only the best upcoming movies and TV shows, thrown into one place for your viewing pleasure. It can be hard waiting for the release of a film, or even the next episode of our favorite series, so why not indulge a little bit and dive headfirst into the only thing out there that can truly sate our curiosity? Let’s jump right in and see what’s coming.
1. Feed the Beast, AMC
As AMC continues to search for ways to fill the void left by Mad Men and Breaking Bad, we’re seeing the network ramp up their dramas into some new and exciting territory. Feed the Beast is one such drama, starring Jim Sturgess and David Schwimmer as two best friends and their shared dream of opening up a restaurant. Above we have a 20-second spot that gives a basic rundown, right on the back of a full-length trailer that you can check out here. All in all, it looks to have the requisite violence and intrigue that go hand-in-hand with the best AMC shows, so here’s hoping it can live up to that potential.
2. Assassin’s Creed
Hollywood is rife with subpar video game adaptations. Looking to end this unfortunate trend is Assassin’s Creed, the movie based on the iconic game series of the same name. The film reunites director Justin Kurzel with Michael Fassbender, with the two having worked together on Macbeth late last year. They’ll need that decidedly Shakespearean approach for this movie too, given that much of it takes place in 15th-century Spain. The first full-length trailer takes us through some of the more basic story elements, while teasing at some stunning visual effects and fight choreography, giving us plenty of hope for what could be the first truly great video game movie.
3. Game of Thrones, Episode 4 preview
We’re just three episodes into the newest season of Game of Thrones, and already a lot has happened. That momentum will carry on in Episode 4: Sansa and Brienne finally arrive at Castle Black, Littlefinger gets word about the Boltons, Jorah and Daario attempt a bold rescue of Daenerys, and Theon returns to the Iron Islands. Without a published source novel in hand, Season 6 is in many ways off the map story-wise. Still, it’s also proving to be the fastest-moving narrative the show’s ever seen, especially given the deliberate pacing of George R.R. Martin’s own original story.
It’s been awhile seen we’ve seen a new movie adapted from the pages of controversial author Dan Brown. Angels & Demons wasn’t a particularly huge hit at the box office in its own right, pulling in just $133 million domestic over its run. It’s tough to deny the pop appeal of Brown’s stories all the same, and Inferno will look to capitalize on that. Tom Hanks is back to reprise his role as symbologist Robert Langdon (sans the terrible wig), as he tries to trace a series of clues related to Dante’s Inferno that could potentially lead to a cataclysmic virus. With Ron Howard back to direct (he directed both The Da Vinci Code and Demons), there’s lots of talent to go around. It’s really just a question of whether or not it can tell a cohesive story, something Brown’s writing has struggled with frequently.
5. Swiss Army Man (Red Band Trailer)
Of all the major releases coming in 2016, Swiss Army Man is by far the strangest. Paul Dano plays a man trapped on a desert island, who happens across a dead body washed up on the shore (Daniel Radcliffe). He then vividly hallucinates a working relationship with the man, using him as a gun, waterski, and at one point, a compass (courtesy of a well-timed erection, hence the “Red Band” label). It’s an all-around bizarre premise, but at the same time, it’s refreshing to see an original idea make it out into Hollywood in the midst of sequels, reboots, and big-budget franchises.
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