Peter Weir's new flick THE WAY BACK gets a trailer! And it looks gooooodddd!
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I love Peter Weir. His flicks are like cinematic treats to me, from Gallipoli to Witness to The Mosquito Coast to Master & Commander... love his stuff. It's amazing to me that we have new Scorsese, new Malick and new Weir films all on the horizon.
The trailer for Weir's THE WAY BACK hit today and it looks great. What a gather of actors, from the new breed like Saoirse Ronan to vets like Ed Harris and those in-between (looking at you Colin Farrell) this is a helluva cast on what looks to be a remarkable trek.
Enjoy the trailer!
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Oct. 8, 2010, 6:59 p.m. CST
by jimmy rabbitte
I love Sherman and Mr. Peabody.
Oct. 8, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST
I wonder what happens with the snake. Perhaps they roast and eat it and call it a big black chicken?
Oct. 8, 2010, 7:23 p.m. CST
If so, I'm guessing they make it out of Russia.
Oct. 8, 2010, 7:27 p.m. CST
Weir is one of those rare directors with automatic credibility - he's made some great films, going all the way back to Gallipoli, which to this day is one of my personal favorites (and Witness is arguably Harrison Ford's finest performance).
Oct. 8, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST
when I was a kid. The ending of that thing haunted me for weeks. I still think of that image from time to time. He could shoot a Geico commercial and I would watch it. Excited for this one.
Oct. 8, 2010, 7:41 p.m. CST
They should make a movie about that. Bruce Willis as Mr Peabody and Keanu as Sherman.
Oct. 8, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST
This could be really good. Sold me!
Oct. 8, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST
I thought I was being clever...
Oct. 8, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST
by Shaner Jedi
always makes quality films. I'm looking forward to seeing this.
Oct. 8, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST
And Aronofsky the new Superman remake. <p> And Del Toro 'The Hobbit.' <p> And...
Oct. 8, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST
That's what I need right now. A little David Lean tickle to my undercarriage. Don't let me down Weir.
Oct. 8, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST
Peter Weir is probably my choice for greatest living director. His "worst" film is Mosquito Coast, and that's a pretty damn good movie, IMO. I will automatically see this.
Oct. 8, 2010, 8:33 p.m. CST
this is something to get excited about. Weir is one of the true underappreciated masters of the craft. Personal favorite for me is Fearless, man I love that movie. Also some of Jeff Bridges finest work. If anyone here has not seen that, please do so immediately and you're in for a hell of a treat.
Oct. 8, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST
Peter Weir is a god.
Oct. 8, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST
This movie does look good.
Oct. 8, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST
more fucking screaming and pompous cliches..
Oct. 8, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST
great performances all around. I wish Mirren and Ford could team up again. Weir's weakest was Green Card
Oct. 8, 2010, 9:43 p.m. CST
This looks sooooooooooooooo good!
Oct. 8, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST
One of my all-time favs.
Oct. 8, 2010, 9:55 p.m. CST
Oct. 8, 2010, 11:18 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
...the Apocalyptic Choir Of Doom AGAIN?! Raus-raus-raus-raus-raus-raus-RAUS-RAUS-***RAUS***! [boom]
I support this trailer (in a JFK voice).
Oct. 8, 2010, 11:36 p.m. CST
by Randall Flagg
Get Peter Weir for one of the theatrical episodes of Dark Tower
Oct. 9, 2010, midnight CST
then you need awesome lessons. (sorry, been watching a lot of Office and Sportscenter)<p> and can we all get on board with Jim Sturgess being legit? the guy's got real chops. whether he's a singer in an alternate life is irrelevant. he's making increasingly amazing career choices, and he's immensly talented.<p> this movie looks nothing short of amazing. a serious epic. what was the last TRUE epic we had? I know Stone's Alexander was an attempt, but let's be honest...
Oct. 9, 2010, 3:49 a.m. CST
by DC Films
Great idea - i'd love to see a Peter Weir DUNE !!! <p><p>THE TRUMAN SHOW is one of the most perfect movies ever made - and my favorite Ed Harris performance (nice to see them working together again.<p><p>DUNE is potentially Great, but Lynch's version (which i love) has scared the suits away from handing it over to an auteur, so they've shopped it to Directors more interested in action and entertainment, than in content and character.<p><p>Big mistake i think, as DUNE's strengths are in the details - it's more akin to SYRIANA, or THE GREEN ZONE than to STAR WARS and those films were weak because they focused on action and kinetics -- they're DUNE-like political content and characters seemed complicated rather than complex. DUNE needs a director that does complex well, an Alan J. Pakula, or an FF Coppola in their primes, not a John Woo.
Oct. 9, 2010, 5:48 a.m. CST
Though there are some serious doubts about it's legitimacy it's still a hell of a tense and exciting read. Peter Weir tackling the story is something to be very VERY excited about.
Oct. 9, 2010, 5:49 a.m. CST
And an utterly original story.
Oct. 9, 2010, 6:45 a.m. CST
Still an amazing, atmospheric film. That and "Gallipoli" are my Weir faves.
Oct. 9, 2010, 6:49 a.m. CST
I'm serious. I wonder if they'll leave that part in.
Oct. 9, 2010, 8:23 a.m. CST
Check it out if you haven't already.
Oct. 9, 2010, 9:22 a.m. CST
Might have worked better just as a prison story, but this journey looks like we've already seen everything that's gonna happen.
Oct. 9, 2010, 9:53 a.m. CST
Why does Ed harris get to keep his American accent, and the other guys put on fakey-fake accents? I love Peter Weir's films, so I hope this isn't too distracting.
Oct. 9, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST
Thought it was really uneven. Great work by Bridges tho. Does the guy ever go wrong? Even in shit films like arlington road and blown away he's amazing.
Oct. 9, 2010, 10:23 a.m. CST
by Ray Gamma
It looks fantastic
Oct. 9, 2010, 10:50 a.m. CST
I really enjoyed Master And Commander, and this movie looks like it could be good, but the music for this trailer is bloated. This music belongs to a plot containing epic battles in which the fate of the world is at stake. We need to have a rule that keeps this from happening, because when it does, it's hard to ramp the music up more for a bigger plot. It's like using the word "incredible" all the time. If you do that, then when something truly incredible comes along, you don't have any words to use. The same thing applies to music.
Oct. 9, 2010, 10:58 a.m. CST
Are really getting on my nerves. Just saying. Don't know if there was a HP/Lotr choir in this one, but enough already. And enough with saying every novel a film is based on is epic or a "timeless" masterpiece. Sorry. Get pissy on the sabbath. Jewish guilt for bein on here probably.
Oct. 9, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST
Oct. 9, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST
so he gets to keep his real accent.
Oct. 9, 2010, 4:39 p.m. CST
Peter Weir made great movies BEFORE Gallipolli. PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK and THE LAST WAVE, you know?
Oct. 9, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST
Master and Commander. Of course it is impossible for it to all come together for a sequel, and, well...anyhow, I can't wait to see this next one too....I'm captivated by this scope and scale of movie that takes place within' wild landscapes.
Oct. 10, 2010, 3:16 a.m. CST
I should get on that. But I loved all of his films after. Gallipolli and Master and Commander are probably my favorites. Dude's awesome. Colin Farrel's awesome. Ed Harris is too, and so is the book this is based on. Guaranteed to be pretty good movie? Possibly.
Oct. 10, 2010, 4:20 a.m. CST
Been getting great reviews. No surprise really, Weir is one of the top 5 directors walking the planet. He and Ed Harris make this an automatic must-see.
Oct. 10, 2010, 8:24 a.m. CST
Oct. 10, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST
I've never been disappointed with one of his films.
Oct. 10, 2010, 11:32 a.m. CST
You know he's almost certainly going to deliver with whatever he comes up with and this seems no exception (though I don't think he's crossed the boundary between 'good' and 'great' enough to be lauded as one of the best). I'll definitely be seeing it, despite the presence of Mr Hack himself, Ed Harris.
Oct. 10, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST
by Calico Pete
Will bring the necessary otherworldliness and poetry.
Oct. 10, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST
if Jackson is unavailable to direct/or turns it down. I'm kinda happy actually that Del Toro left because outside of his design work I think he's not a very good director.
Oct. 10, 2010, 4:34 p.m. CST
I can't believe he made that one. He redeemed big tiem with FEARLESS. His most headscratching movie has to be THE CARS THAT ATE PARIS. It takes Eraserhead to make that movie look kinda normal.
Oct. 10, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST
Oct. 10, 2010, 7:20 p.m. CST
You call Ed Harris a "hack"? Credibility=blown.
Oct. 10, 2010, 9:18 p.m. CST
by T 1000 xp professional
the atmosphere is so thick on that film you can feel it. Now, this is something to definitely be excited about.... As far as the cast goes, umm Ed Harris? ..yes, please.
Oct. 10, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST
by T 1000 xp professional
He'd be my top pick... Of course, he won't go anywhere near it unless, you know.. God blesses us.
Oct. 10, 2010, 9:54 p.m. CST
Ed Harris, by the way, is one of the most underrated and underappreciated actors in American film history.
Oct. 11, 2010, 9:28 a.m. CST
He's going out of his way to work with great filmmakers. He's already worked with Malick, Mann and Spielberg. Now Weir and Neil Jordan. Good for you, Colin. <p> Fuck, I love Weir's films. One of the few great filmmakers. I have such a soft spot for Dead Poet's Society, Gallipoli and Fearless. Love his earlier work too. I've had The Plumber on my desk for ages, but still haven't watched it. Should really make the time.
Oct. 11, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST
by foree forehead
speaking english with horribly bad russian accents... in russia... ...
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