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SUNSHINE Trailer!! Get Some Danny Boyle Space Angst Here!!

Merrick again...
The trailer for Danny Boyle's SUNSHINE has hit the Internets!

Looks like an angst-ridden SOLAR CRISIS to me, but it could be pretty cool nonetheless. Interesting the movie is being sold with so little dialog (narration not counting as characters speaking to each other). Some of the dialog previously glimpsed in footage sounded kind of stiff; hope they're not trying to skirt around that. You can read more about the movie HERE, and check out an extremely early review of the film HERE! Despite my barbs at this movie, I'm actually really interested in it. It's been a long time since we've gotten a good, SF space travel movie (i.e. quasi-realistic ships and tech...instead of space fighters and whatnot). I'm all about this if it can transcend its dicey "save the sun" premise.
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  • Jan. 17, 2007, 12:32 p.m. CST

    i like

    by Jared

    Intereted to see in what these guys can do with the material. Love trainspotting and 28 days.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Looks Great!

    by Neo Zeed

    I really like the visuals. But next time use another song for the trailer. That Requiem for a Dream song was cool but is getting played out.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 12:33 p.m. CST


    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies


  • Jan. 17, 2007, 12:34 p.m. CST

    I have a mild chub on...

    by brycemonkey

    Really looking forward to this. Sure Boyle's work is flawed but brilliantly flawed. I'll take anything of his over the stuff churned out to the masses by hacks each week. And Sci-fi to boot!

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 12:34 p.m. CST


    by Billyeveryteen

    I'm there.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Millions of Dura-Flame logs hurtled into the sun

    by durhay

    .. will it work???

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 12:37 p.m. CST

    was that Masi Oka?

    by white owl

    Masi FUCKIN Oka?

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 12:39 p.m. CST

    HOLY SHIT!!!

    by ronniepooch


  • Jan. 17, 2007, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Can't they just move the Earth closer to the Sun?

    by brycemonkey

    Would that work? Never mind, I can suspend the disbelief more for Sci-Fi than for most other movies. Unless they bring a 'Killer Robot' for no reason. See Red Planet...

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Chris Evans???

    by KarmicRelief

    "Johnny?" "I JUST bought this space suit......FLAME ON!!!"

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 12:48 p.m. CST


    by jolaz

    I hate when movie trailers use music from other movies. That said, this flick looks to be pretty good.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Sugar honey ice tea!

    by ebolamonkey

    Where did that come from? I'm there.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 1 p.m. CST

    This reminds me of...

    by Mgmax

    Guy Maddin's Heart of the World. Is Cillian Murphy "Nikolai, Youth, Mortician?"

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 1:02 p.m. CST

    'Solaris' wasn't that long ago...

    by Ribbons

    Course, it might not have been your bag of tea...

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 1:08 p.m. CST

    That was cool until...

    by Pooter the Clown

    I realized my i-tunes was on and the unconventionally cool soundtrack was really "she moves on" from paul simon's rythm of the saints album. I noticed my mistake, turned off the music and the trailer became a noisy and conventional bore. All they needed was animal crackers marching along Liv Tyler's taint to really bring out the stink.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 1:10 p.m. CST


    by Prague23

    Hoping to kill this site's 'hunger' problem with gluttony. And my ticket is as good as already bought for opening weekend. I've been reading up on this movie for like the last year on Boyle's Sunshine website. There should be a Batman tie in here, sending the Scarecrow to the sun, hoping to strike fear into any unnecessary spin offs, like a Catwoman sequel.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 1:16 p.m. CST

    What do you get when you mix...

    by Orionsangels

    Little Man, Driving Miss Daisy and Sunshine? Little Miss Sunshine.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST


    by DarthCorns

    ...what he had done with a sound of thunder.....then at least it would be good.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Why do they reuse music for trailers?

    by Orionsangels

    I'm not being fooled. I know that music is from another movie. The movie going public is smarter than they think we are. I guess they think we're all idiots. Wow I just got excited matching that music to the trailer. I never heard it before I'm clueless. Must go see movie! uh...NO! So why don't they use the music from their own movie? It's not good enough?

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Rocky opens March 1st in Prague

    by Prague23

    And they're sending the Human Torch to flame on the sun. Could have added the Silver Surfer, Glactus and the Infinity Gauntlet, but I guess that's wishful thinking.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 1:26 p.m. CST

    What has happened to part 2 of the Cameron interview?

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Is it happening? Or not?

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Can't wait for this!

    by Klaus Herzog

    Danny Boyle is one of the most interesting filmmakers working today and Trainspotting is one of my all-time favorite movies. But wasn't Robert Carlyle supposed to be in this too? Didn't see him in the trailers...

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 1:38 p.m. CST

    That music is actually

    by Novaman5000

    a remix of the "Requiem for a Dream" score by Clint Mansell. They remixed it and used it in the "Two Towers" trailer way back when. God I'm a loser. Anyway it felt out of place here. I feel like they should be going for a subtler more "insanity in space" vibe than an all out action movie. Or at least a song we all haven't heard a billion times.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Instinctively cut it off as soon as the music kicked in

    by Harry Weinstein

    Time to put that shit back on the shelf. It only works as parody now, it's so overused. Why not bust out James Horner's ALIENS score while you're beating dead horses, Fox? Fucking morons. Even non-geeks must be sick of it by now.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Harry Weinstein

    by kwisatzhaderach

    I completely agree.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST

    white owl - Masi Oka

    by rhaps0dy

    I had the same thought, it did look a lot like him!!

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Used to be Total Recall theme reused over and over

    by durhay


  • Jan. 17, 2007, 2:20 p.m. CST

    IT DOESN'T MATTER where this trailer is!!!!!

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    The Rock told you to know your role.<BR><BR> And this looks like Sliders the movie or something.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 2:20 p.m. CST

    i thought...

    by PushTheButton

    a star explodes (or gets bigger or something) before it dies. So wouldn't the Earth's threat be obliteration by the sun? Also that trailer music is ruined forever by YTMND. I laughed right away.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Feels like Supernova

    by JustSomeguy1

    That's my initial reaction anyway.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 2:27 p.m. CST

    looks good

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    Bring it on

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Isn't this the Debeers ad music

    by Jack Burton

    The movie looks cool but the temp track has to go. That teaser trailer is kind of terrible but I'll see the movie anyway based on Danny Boyle.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Who gives a shit what music is (re)used in trailers?

    by Professor Falcon

    I'll see anything Danny Boyle does. MILLIONS was fantastic.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Chris Evans

    by ewokstew

    plunges into the heart of the sun and goes "supernova" re-igniting good ol' Sol and saving Earth. This reminds me of Solar Crisis. I would officially be scared but since Boyle is helming I'll reserve words until I actually see it.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 3 p.m. CST

    Holy SILENT RUNNING, that was bright!

    by Mr Incredible

    Good thing that trailer was on a small screen or I would have gone blind. Interesting, but looks like I'll have to bring sunglasses to watch the movie, just in case.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 3:13 p.m. CST

    I watched it again while listening to . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    HELL ON WHEELS by FU MANCHU. Way better.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 3:26 p.m. CST


    by Pound Sand

    This would kill in all demographics, esp. 18-49 males. Add in Rachel Weisz as "love interest number two," and you'd have a sure-fire Golden Globe winner.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Charred Dude Climbing the Ladder Gotta Eat!

    by fyrie

    I don't even get these jokes.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Save the sun... Save the world...

    by BennyL

    ... because only Masi Oka would save a movie with this premise... it's a shame that it's not him in that trailer (even though in one brief shot there was a Masi "YATTA!" pose from the actor) Mind you, going on the suprise package that 28 Days Later was, I might just check this one out... As for the Chronos Quartet track... I'd like to go (at a minimum) 3 years without a movie studio using it again. Love the track, love the Requim score, but something as identifiable as this track can't be overused or it turns in to another O'Fortuna moulded cliche'... Has all originality been lost in movieland? My first viewing of Pans Labyrinth later tonight will help me decide!

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Seen it before. It was called The Core.

    by kinghenryVIII

    Just kidding. Looks great. But not bright enough. Needs some lighting work and an SPF 40.<p> "it puts the lotion on it's skin." <p> HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 3:42 p.m. CST

    All I could think about.....

    by LasciviousXXX

    ...... Was Jennifer Connelly naked :) Seriously, the movie looks decent but also just looks like it will be a cheese-fest in terms of dialog but what can you expect really??? Differnet music would have been great.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 3:46 p.m. CST


    by Negative Man

    Looks like another 'been there, done that' movie. And what the Hell is a "Solar Winter"? Isn't that just called...winter? If anyone knows, please share and clear up my ignorance on this matter.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Clint Mansell score...yet again

    by jrbarker

    its a great song...but come on...

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 3:55 p.m. CST

    I'm officially silly

    by Orionsangels

    oh darn

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 4 p.m. CST

    Wait a minute...

    by Tin Snoman

    How far in the future does this film take place? Because it's going to take like 4 or 5 BILLION years for the sun to die.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 4:10 p.m. CST


    by brokenheadstuff

    with Tim Matherson!

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Indiana Clones

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Totally agree. Resurrection was pants.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 4:20 p.m. CST

    boy, hope that isn't as spoilerific as it seems

    by modlight

    still looks great.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 4:22 p.m. CST

    I'm thinking some of that destruction was

    by modlight

    Icarus One.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Someone give Boyle Alien 5

    by danowen

    He was meant to do Alien 4, wasn't he? Damn, I wish that had happened. If Ridley Scott won't complete the storyline (probably put off by the cloned Ripley element introduced by AR) then Boyle deserves a chance.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 4:30 p.m. CST


    by Deep Roots

    This looks nice. #2 I don't care how many times I've heard it. I could listen to the Requiem for a Dream theme all day. If they had played that song behind the trailer for "Snow Dogs", it wouldv'e made that shit look intense.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Pretty damn good trailer

    by DynamixRo

    Normally I don't fall for trailers but this one I really liked. Guess I'm just a sucker for that song. But it is a Danny Boyle film after all, so there should be at least some optimism. Also, the visuals look great. The first movie stills that I saw led me to believe that it would take place in a more claustrophobic setting. I'm glad to see that's not the case. Sunshine FTW!

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Nice - closer to hard sci fi than Space Opera

    by Doctor_Sin

    I will be watching this flick's development with interest.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Good to see

    by DinoBass

    young, pretty faces that usually get chopped up in horror movies save the Earth instead.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Shallow Grave was so tight

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    That movie is loved in my house. Boyle is cool in my book. This movie looks like my proverbial cup o' tea. I am so sold and will be there opening day. Fuck Spider-Man 3. Give me cool sci fi anyday.<P> Hiroyuki Sanada is a pimp and I'll see anything he is in. What an awesome actor. The Twilight Samurai says it all for his acting prowess. <P>Clearly I am not the movie nut/buff I am told I am. I have not heard this music on any other trailer in my life. It rocks and it fits. Who cares if it is recycled? It's called marketing a film. I thought the use of the brilliant Batman Begins score on a King Kong trailer was effective. I like this music used in conjunction with the trailer. It sells it well. Perhaps this movie will have a subtle or minimal score i.e. creepy silence in space and therefore an intense score is not warranted for the film but warranted for the trailer? Whatever. Boyle and Fox already got my money on opening day. I will always hate fox for canceling Angel, but I can't stay away from some of the films they back

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 5:44 p.m. CST


    by Sam Raimi's Car

    their little tune must be raking it in

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Awful premise

    by JohnRevik

    Reigniting the sun? You're kidding, right? This ones looking more like 'Life Less Ordinary'(an experience I'm still recovering) then 'Trainspotting'.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 5:52 p.m. CST


    by BannedOnTheRun

    Yours too.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 6:21 p.m. CST


    by VoteRoslin08

    Even though Chris Evans is hot as hell, it pisses me off he's in this. His abs = hot. His acting = shitty.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 6:23 p.m. CST


    by MaxCalifornia.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 6:25 p.m. CST


    by VoteRoslin08

    Boyle was able to take the zombie concept and make something not nearly as good as the best in the genre, but better than 95% of the other crap out there. If he can do the same for Sci-Fi space flick, it should be pretty sweet. As a suggestion, if they'd just cut Bill Paxton saying 'game over, man. game over' into that trailer, I'm there for sure.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 6:34 p.m. CST

    We have less time than you think.

    by Shan

    As the sun starts to run out of hydrogen, it'll start to burn helium. As part of that process, the sun will expand in size and swallow the Earth. I believe we only have about 1 billion years left.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 7:06 p.m. CST

    The Foutain vs. Sunshine

    by AlwaysThere

    A fight for greatness.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 7:56 p.m. CST

    pitch black meets the fountain meets solaris

    by BadMrWonka

    could be fun.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 8:01 p.m. CST

    A spaceship should NEVER be called "Icarus"

    by Admiral Nelson

    In Greek mythology, Icarus created a pair of wings (real bird feathers attached to a framework with wax), but when he flew too close to Apollo (the sun), the wax melted, and Icarus DIED. For some dumbass reason, S/F fans think it's a cool name, and have also tried calling the original "Planet of the Apes" nosecone "the Icarus," which is just stupid. You DON'T name a vessel after something that FAILS. It would be like naming a new ship the Titanic, or the Poseidon, or the U.S.S. Sinksalot, or the HMS Failure, or the Surrender. Dumb!

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Right on...

    by JohnRevik

    ...Admiral Nelson. I thought the same thing. One of many ill-conceived ideas sorrounding this dog shit. And, to OleGravyLeg:..Frrrrrrrrrunkas.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 8:11 p.m. CST

    i did get that vibe

    by Michael Corleone

    it certainly has that ring of metaphysical sci-fi that The Fountain has, and if Aronofsky were directing this trailer would be getting more buzz, but i digress. if its great it will get recognition and so far it does look great.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Solar Crisis

    by beelkay

    Just going on the Wikipedia entry, it sounds like a terrible story. How did they get all of those actors to sign on?! It was a bit suspicious that there was no dialogue in this trailer.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 8:41 p.m. CST


    by chun006

    If it's a suicide mission it might make sense...

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 9:24 p.m. CST

    haha...icarus needs context

    by ScreamingPenis

    good call admiral. dedalus gotta eat.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 9:23 p.m. CST


    by Billyeveryteen

    So what? They chuck a huge Ball-o-Satan at the sun?

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 9:38 p.m. CST


    by J.B.M.A.

    Not the best name ever I'll admit, but given that the ship seems to be called 'Icarus II' does this not suggest a rebirth for the wax-winged grecian? And that this craft is trying to do what the silly pillock in the story couldn't and fly FAR to close to the sun than is sensible? A million bucks says there will be something in the script which explains the name just like that...

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Song isn't a remix. It's a re-score.

    by Flim_

    Howard Shore had it re-orchestrated for THE TWO TOWERS trailer. Props on the KRONOS QUARTET GOTTA EAT. That's some funny shit right there.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 9:52 p.m. CST


    by Freefinger

    ...gave people who wrote good movies a big fu**ing budget? Loves Trainspotting, was freaking great, never did anyone portray those troubles so greatly on screen with new blood at the helm. 28 Days was something very original for a "Living Dead" kind of movie. Now this Sunshine trailer... <p>Actually looked like something worth the 40$ we have to dish out nowadays at the theater.<P>Spielberg should be taking fu**ing notes from these guys.

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 9:52 p.m. CST

    music for trailer

    by askewwil

    Does anyone know what that music is from? I've heard it a bunch of times on different trailers and I can't place it Thanks

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 11:02 p.m. CST

    i'm feeling it...

    by Buzzsawlenny

    ...i trust boyle...and i like realistic(i hope) sci-fi<p> Of the new millenia the two that have pulled it off the best thus far were Solaris and Mission To Mars..of which i prefer the latter for the stellar cast (although the ending was slightly lacking)

  • Jan. 17, 2007, 11 p.m. CST

    Tin Snoman

    by gotdane

    Not billions of years, really. I think that is how long a star survives, or at least how long we expect the sun to "flame on." However there are parts of the sun where it DOES take millions of years for the rays of light from the core to travel thru cause it's so dense. So, in theory. They sun could have stopped producing light in it's core hundreds of years ago, but it won't matter for a couple million more years. ...or something like that.

  • Jan. 18, 2007, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Using Icarus as a name for the ship...

    by chaplinatemyshoe sort of like Broken Flowers using Don Juan as a reference: a bit too obvious for my taste. It's like filmmaker standing next to you with a megaphone shouting, "THIS IS FUCKING FORESHADOWING WHAT I'M ABOUT TO SHOW YOU!" Anyway, looks like a typical Boyle flick. I'm sure the first two-thirds will be quite involving and the last third will be an incoherent mess that pulls a happy ending out of its ass.

  • Jan. 18, 2007, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Nice effects

    by proper

    The burning end was a dream sequence or a Bruce Willis sacrifice for all mankind surely.YTMND uses that music,I can't take it seriously,at least they didn't use let the bodies hit the floor.

  • Jan. 18, 2007, 2:21 a.m. CST

    Alex Garland is a mediocre writer

    by DirkD13"

    John Hodge, however, most certainly is not.

  • Jan. 18, 2007, 3:35 a.m. CST

    yeah, rhythum of the saints rules....cood call

    by Seven Seas

    ...cood call

  • Jan. 18, 2007, 3:55 a.m. CST


    by Cat_Corporation

    It only ever ends in tears. Looks quite intense but I don't like Alex Garland much either. I'll sit on the fence for now!

  • Jan. 18, 2007, 4 a.m. CST

    Why'd you have to bring up Old B.O.B.?

    by BannedOnTheRun

    Sniff... gets me every time. I loved those little gay robots.

  • Jan. 18, 2007, 6:31 a.m. CST

    looks okay

    by just pillow talk

    nothing to get all jazzed up though. The review makes it sound better than it looks, but it would be nice to get a good sci-fi flick...And the torch could solve everything by going supernova!

  • Jan. 18, 2007, 7:20 a.m. CST


    by JAWS 2

    and you know it.

  • Jan. 18, 2007, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Micheal Richards anyone???

    by samuraiyao

    He could play a jewish janitor that cleans up the space shuttle when it blows to pieces. I have an 8inche penises that can deworm a litter of puppies!!!

  • Jan. 18, 2007, 9:41 a.m. CST


    by Cobbio

    I liked the visuals in that trailer, including the look of the ship, the harsh brightness of the sun, and the expressions on the crew's faces, but I've heard that music in, like, 756 trailers already and I don't associate it with the visuals I saw. The trailer works better if you listen to the opening voiceover, shut off the volume for the next 52 seconds, and then listen to the concluding voiceover.<p> That's just my opinion, of course. I'm looking forward to this film.

  • Jan. 18, 2007, 10:15 a.m. CST

    The Core

    by bralli

    Seriously, that movie has to be one of the worst movies ever scientifically. I hope "sunshine" doesn't resort to the the old "thank God we just invented this nifty 'Bipolar Quad Shielded Neutronium' Armor that gives us infinate protection and also powers our ship..."

  • Jan. 18, 2007, 10:37 a.m. CST

    I have faith in Boyle. He's one of the most...

    by rbatty024

    striking filmmakers with visuals. 28 Day's Later had a great first two-thirds and a superb final third. It's easily the most misunderstood film of the last decade (read some Emma Goldman and you might get it). Millions was a wonderful family film, which I've come to believe might be the most difficult genre of film to work in, because they're so rarely good (although by that same logic so would horror films, so who knows). I'm looking forward to this film with alacrity.

  • Jan. 18, 2007, 10:39 a.m. CST

    No dialogue because...

    by performingmonkey

    all the lines would be the likes of '' 'NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!' 'We're...too save...Earth!' 'We're burning up!' 'It's over! He's gone! You have to let him go!' 'Let's blow this thing and go home!' 'Mommy, why does daddy always make me lick his pocket sausage? It tastes funny.' etc.

  • Jan. 18, 2007, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Wants to be THE FOUNTAIN

    by Chumkid

    The Fountain is the first thing that came to my mind when I saw some of the footage in this trailer. Then the music from Requiem kicked in and I almost couldn't believe what I was hearing. I'll assume that all this was a choice made by marketing and not Boyle, because he's pretty innovative and I wouldn't expect him to try and steal someone else's style.

  • Jan. 18, 2007, 6:33 p.m. CST


    by J.B.M.A.

    You liked the final third of 28 Days? Really? Interesting...I thought it spoiled an otherwise good film by descending into seen-it-a-million-times-before-soldiers-runnin-around-up-and -down-corridors-with-guns-for-no bloody-reason nonsense.

  • Jan. 19, 2007, 3:41 a.m. CST

    Event Horizon, Solaris, The Core, Red Planet..

    by Ali786

    and that crappy one with Spader and Bassett....they all look and feel the least Serenity had some pretty nostrils in it

  • Jan. 19, 2007, 9:21 a.m. CST

    sample dialogue: "Is it me or is it hot in here?"

    by durhay

    Is the AC on?