Thursday, March 22, 2007

revealing Stardust

So this morning I came to work to see that my friend Bernard had pointed me towards the semi-leaked trailer for a the upcoming fantasy film Stardust. Written by uber-popular comic book god Neil Gaiman, and directed by L4yer Cake helmer Matthew Vaughn, it's the story of a young man's quest to capture a fallen star/girl and take her safely across a fantastic and dangerous world beset with monsters, witches and other spooky stuff trying to capture the girl for their own nefarious devices. And why would this young hero attempt such a feat? why for true love of course.

Sure it sounds a bit sappy, but man the film looks cool. And what a stellar cast! Charlie Cox, Claire Daines, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert DeNiro, Sienna Miller, Peter O'Toole, Rupert Everett, and Ricky Gervais. Thats some very solid talent.

Check out the trailer here. Its a bit rough still, and has Russian subtitles on it, but I'm sure an official one will come out very soon. Especially since the official Stardust site launched just today. The movie will come out later this year, on August 10th.

What's got me personally very excited about the film though is the reported fan reaction to test screenings! Apparently audiences have, on the whole, been completely blown away with what they've seen prompting the studio to push the release to this summer. They seem to be betting on Stardust being a blockbuster, and I certainly hope it is. I really like the look of the trailer, and want a film like this to finally live up to my hopes for it. We'll have to keep our eyes peeled for more.



Anonymous said...

hey! the REAL, OFFICIAL Stardust trailer will hit the web tomorrow mid-day westcoast time on the Yahoo! Movies page.

just a heads up

Chappy said...

Mucho gracias anonymous.

Should be very cool.