It’s Trailer Watch time once more, where we collate all the major trailers of the day into one easily digestible dose! Today we present a whole load of new trailers, even more than usual: Spectre, Southpaw, Ricki and the Flash and No Escape. So let’s get to it, shall we?
First up we have not so much a trailer but an extended TV spot for Spectre, the latest installment in the long-running and hugely successful Bond franchise. This one sees 007 receives a cryptic message from his past about the eponymous shadowy organization. Daniel Craig, of course, returns as the man himself and he’s joined by Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Wishaw, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Monica Bellucci and Dave Bautista.
Watch the new TV spot below:
Spectre hits cinemas on November 6th.
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Next we have the 2nd trailer for Southpaw, a new intense-looking sports drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a prize fighting boxer who punches his way to the top, only to find his life around him start to fall apart; it looks like one of those roles that, like Nightcrawler, could garner the actor some serious critical acclaim.
The film has an impressive supporting cast including Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker, Naomie Harris and, erm… 50 Cent and Rita Ora. It’s directed by Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer, the upcoming Magnificent Seven remake) and perhaps most excitingly of all written by Kurt Sutter (TV’s The Shield and Sons of Anarchy).
Check out the new trailer below:
Southpaw punches its way into cinemas on July 24th.
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Moving on we have the new trailer for Ricki and the Flash, a music-themed comedy drama starring Meryl Streep as a guitar heroine who gave up everything for her dream of becoming a rock-and-roll star but who now returns home to make things right with her family (kind of like a female Danny Collins). It’s directed by the legendary Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia) and is written by the quick-witted Diablo Cody (Juno, Young Adult).
Watch the trailer below:
Ricki and the Flash is released on August 7th.
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Last up we have the new UK trailer for No Escape, a new star-studded action thriller from co-writer and director John Erick Dowdle (Devil, ‘As Above, So Below’). The cast for this one includes Pierce Brosnan, Owen Wilson and Lake Bell, and centres on an American family overseas who find themselves in the middle of a coup, frantically searching for safe escape when foreigners are being executed on sight.
Schlocky nonsense or thrilling? It could go either way on this one but the trailer is pretty decent. Check it out below:
No Escape arrives in cinemas on September 4th.
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That’s it for this edition of Trailer Watch. Which of these are you looking forward to most?