In the second of two big trailer drops today (the first being The Monuments Men), we have a new full-length trailer for Paul Greengrass’ upcoming drama Captain Phillips. We’d already seen one trailer a couple of months ago that gave us a small taste of what to expect, but this new one goes even further, giving us a more detailed look at different parts of the film.
For those unfamiliar with the film, here’s the official synopsis:
Captain Phillips is director Paul Greengrass’s multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is – through Greengrass’s distinctive lens – simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama’s commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks), and his Somali counterpart, Muse (Barkhad Abdi). Set on an incontrovertible collision course off the coast of Somalia, both men will find themselves paying the human toll for economic forces outside of their control. The film is directed by Academy Award® nominee Paul Greengrass, from a screenplay by Billy Ray based upon the book, A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea, by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty. The film is produced by Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, and Michael De Luca.
Personally, I think this looks like it could be a winner. You have Tom Hanks in what is sure to be a performance considered for multiple awards, a heavily-dramatic story of life or death, and a stunning setting for the tale to take place. On top of all that, you have the talented Paul Greengrass, the man behind such films as United 93 and The Bourne Ultimatum, behind the camera. The film is already considered a strong contender for the Oscars next year, even before anyone’s had the chance to see it.
Captain Phillips is set to open the New York Film Festival on September 27th, so we only have about a month and a half before we start to know whether its presumed award-worthiness is actually earned. As for the rest of us, we have to wait until October 11th before we can join in the adventure.
Do you think this will be any good? Do you see it cleaning up at the awards shows next year?
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments!
(Source: The Film Stage)