Today we have the trailer for "The Girl" drama, starring Abbie Cornish (RoboCop, Sucker Punch) and Will Patton. The film appeared at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. Check out the trailer below.
Plot: Ashley (Cornish) is an emotionally distraught woman whose child was taken away by Social Services. Being in dire straits financially, she begins to smuggle illegal immigrants across the border from Mexico into Texas. But when a young girl named Rosa comes into her care, everything begins to change for Ashley.
The new movie is written and directed by David Riker, and is set to get a limited theatrical release on December 14th.
Star Trek Into Darkness
opens in a prologue, in a beautifully shot, blue-tinged London, Stardate 2259.55. A couple (Noel Clarke and Nazneen Contractor) wake up and drive their hover car to visit their child in the hospital. We don't know their names, or hear them speak, but we wonder; could their last name possibly, just possibly, be Singh?
Maybe, maybe not. Their sick child is a daughter (strike that, it's not a young Khan ó or is it??*), bedridden by an unspecified illness. The father is approached by a stranger whose voice we hear first: "I can save her." It's Benedict c*mberbatch, and he's the villain, which we know because the camera closes in until his face fills the IMAX screen as Michael Giacchino's score swells with tense, ominous notes.
Cut to the crew of the Enterprise, who we find in the middle of their latest mission on the Class-M planet Nibiru, where Bones and Kirk are racing through vivid red-tinged forests being chased by members of a chalk-faced, spear-chucking indigenous race. From a cruiser flying in the skies above, Spock drops into an erupting volcano to save the planet as Uhura looks on.
Regrouping with the rest of the crew on the Enterprise ó which is parked discreetly underwater in the middle of an ocean ó Kirk wrestles with a familiar-sounding quandary: Save Spock by taking the Enterprise out of hiding, therefore violating the Prime Directive by exposing the inhabitants of Nibiru to technology they're not ready for, or sacrifice Spock because, as one character indeed utters, "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few."
Kirk asks what Spock would do if their situations were reversed. "He'd let you die," Bones replies, and the opening sequence closes with a cliffhanger.
More previously seen trailer-y shots close out the nine-minute sneak, with c*mberbatch growling lines like "You think you're safe? You are not" and "Is there anything you would not do for your family?" Alas, it doesn't offer any further details of the hands-on-glass shot that had Trek-watchers a'flutter watching the recently-released Japanese trailer.
At this point I've heard about a thousand differing theories as to whom exactly c*mberbatch's villain will turn out to be. My first thought during the nine-minute prologue was Khan, because YOU GUYS THEY QUOTE WRATH OF KHAN, but there's something about that idea that seems just too easy. I'm leaning toward an amalgam of Gary Mitchell and Khan, an idea so crazy it might just work in this new Abrams era of playing in the Trek sandbox without having to stay within previously established canon. Why not make the 'Batch some sort of Mitchell-Khan hybrid? Try this on for size: Benemitchell Khanderbatch. Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?
It's worth noting that, while Star Trek Into Darkness was post-converted to 3-D, the 3-D footage went over well. There are a good many close-ups and scenes featuring brilliantly vivid, swirling pieces of debris and lava and even, at one point, a barrage of spears raining down around Kirk and McCoy as they run through the jungle in a sequence that so calls to mind Raiders of the Lost Ark that it's probably safe to call it homage.
*This is completely wild, "What if?" speculation, but how cool would it be if Abrams' Trek films did introduce Khan ó only as a woman? Discuss.
Star Trek Into Darkness is in theaters May 17, 2013
BadChadB33writes: on December 10th, 2012 at 9:57:19 AM
Rambo- You beat me to it.
Cannonwrites: on December 10th, 2012 at 11:18:46 AM
Jesus Christ is that an awful trailer, one that sums up the entire story and practically ends the movie right there. Still, Abbie Cornish is like Katherine Heiglís hot younger sister [insert threesome fantasy] and thereís something about her curtly demeanor, furrowed brow and trailer park accent that really makes my d*ck hard.
Maybe itís just because I like impregnating white trash bitches. Manís gotta have a hobby, right?