Comic-Con is one of the most exciting movie events of the year, but if you’re not there you pretty much miss out on everything. If you were there you probably saw quite a few great trailers. But if you’re not there all you get is descriptions of trailers, which is torture for me. Fortunately we did get at least one trailer from Comic-Con this year.
It’s very hard to describe the extreme coolness of this movie (I am very uncomfortable using the word “cool”, but that’s the only way to describe this movie). This is straight from the mind of Zack Snyder, the guy who directed 300 and Watchmen. He’s proven himself as one of the best, if not the best, adapters of graphic novels, so you might assume that this is what this is another adaptation. But it’s not. He came up with all of this on his own.
The main actress is Emily Browning, you might remember her from A Series of Unfortunate Events. She’s quite beautiful (I had to look up her age to check whether I could say that, but it’s okay, she’s the same age as me) and hopefully this is the start of a successful career. There is a rumor that she’s in the running to play the lead in David Fincher’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
The rest of the cast is full of other young girls in similar stages of their career. Then they’ve got a couple older folks, Jon Hamm and Carla Gugino, to balance out the cast with some proven talent.
But as you’ll see in the trailer, it’s not really the cast that stands out, it’s the art direction. This movie is an insane mash-up of a billion different styles. It’s primarily steam-punk, but it’s also Asian inspired, there are some dragons, some sci-fi looking scenes, and occasionally it looks like a period war movie. So to recap: tons of fun.
Click on the poster to watch the trailer. (Also check out the other characters posters, they’re all quite awesome.)