Another week, another crop of interesting trailers, and this time even more of them are clear awards contenders. We’ve got Eddie Redmayne’s next transformative role, a promising thriller, a very interesting take on the story of Jesus, and more. Check it all out below.
THE DANISH GIRL
Fresh off his Oscar win for portraying Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, Eddie Redmayne takes on the challenging role of Lili Elbe, one of the first people to ever receive gender reassignment surgery. The film looks appropriately moving, and provides further evidence that Redmayne is one of the most gifted actors of his generation.
Daniel Radcliffe is one of the geniuses behind Grand Theft Auto. Bill Paxton is the guy trying to bring his violent game empire down. It’s so fun to watch Harry Potter be bad.
We’ve covered trailers for this new Shakespeare adaptation, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, in the past, but every shot of this new spot just looks so good that I had to revisit it. It looks like everything I want in an adaptation of this particular play: bleak, epic, and covered in mist.
Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz star in this love story with one of the oddest premises I’ve heard in a while: It’s set in a world where single people are given a limited time to find a mate, and if they don’t, they’re turned into animals. I can’t wait to see the rest of this.
Last year Keanu Reeves won audiences over with John Wick, and this year he’ll try to do it again in Eli Roth’s (Hostel) latest, about a married man who finds himself caught in a deadly game with two women who knocked on his door late at night.
Just when you think the Easter story can’t be made new again, along comes this promising picture that tells the story of Christ’s resurrection through the eyes of an unbelieving Roman, who views the disappearance of his body not as a miracle, but as a mystery that needs to be solved.
THE 5TH WAVE
This much-anticipated adaptation of Rick Yancey’s mega-bestseller, starring Chloe Grace Moretz, could be Hollywood’s next big YA franchise. It’s set in a world in which an invading alien force has more-or-less already won, and the survivors are being infiltrated all the time by alien hosts.