Even though it was introduced as a fan-made clip, as I watched I thought, no, this must be an official trailer, for a Star Wars Anthology, or spin-off, film about Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi. But, no, it is not official, it is a labour of love by Canadian filmmaker Rich Williamson, for a would-be film that might be titled Kenobi: A Star Wars Story.
I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if this went on to spawn an actual film. Or trilogy of films, a prospect that has been on the cards for sometime, from what I can gather. Ewan McGregor, who played Kenobi in the Prequel Trilogy films, is said to be interested in reprising his role, if production were to proceed.
Up until now we’ve only been treated to a couple of teasers. This is a more substantial outline of the story, and there’s even a glimpse of Darth Vader. Rogue One opens in cinemas on 16 December. Not long to go now.
It’s something I’ve been trying to do just recently, not look at trailers for films I plan to see. Not always possible, as many are played immediately before another film I am about to see, while at the cinema.
Trailers are ruining comedies by including all the funny parts. Seth Rogen: Your movies are funny, and I don’t really need to pay to see them anymore because all the jokes are free in the four Neighbors 2 trailers. Trailers are ruining horror movies by revealing all the scares. Trailers are ruining great movies. Almost all of Sicario’s best scenes are In. The. Trailer. … What?
I will post, however, the trailer for Love & Friendship, a comedy based on the writings of Jane Austen. Trailers should be more like this, arousing curiosity, without revealing too much.
The trailer/teaser reveals next to nothing, in fact it’s mostly footage from Trainspotting, but it looks like most of the original cast will be reprising their roles. Fingers crossed that the follow-up will be worth the wait.
Ambiancé is, so far, the only movie that Swedish filmmaker Anders Weberg has to his name. But given that the documentary has a run time of seven hundred and twenty hours long, or thirty days, I can see why he’s had no time for any other film projects.
The film’s trailer clocks in at about seven hours, so if you have some spare time this weekend, or are going to be on a long flight, you might be able to look at that first.
The trailer for A Beautiful Planet, a documentary that offers us the perspective of astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Narrated by Jennifer Lawrence, and only screening at IMAX cinemas, which probably makes a lot of sense.