Today we have a Spanish trailer for the upcoming "Grand Piano" thriller, which stars Elijah Wood and John Cusack, and has been described as "Speed" at a piano. Check out the trailer below.
The story concerns a once-great concert pianist (Wood) who suffers from stage fright and comes back to perform after a five-year hiatus. Just when he's about to play the first bar, he notices somebody has written a threatening note on his music sheet. He's now forced to play his best concert ever to save his life as well as his wife's.
"Grand Piano" is directed by Eugenio Mira from a script by Damien Chazelle. It's produced by Rodrigo Cortes, the director of Ryan Reynolds' "Buried" thriller. The new movie is set to appear at Fantastic Fest next week and then hit Spanish theaters in October.
I have no idea what any of that dialogue said, but it looks great. And original too. Who'd have guessed?
Deaft0newrites: on September 17th, 2013 at 10:43:38 PM
This sounds like an SNL sketch, not a real movie. Also, by a "threatening note" being written on the sheet music does that mean a threatening musical note or threatening words, or both?
minkowskiwrites: on September 17th, 2013 at 10:45:51 PM
"And original too"
So original these days is a mash-up of Amadeus and Speed: Cruise Control?
"Also, by a "threatening note" being written on the sheet music does that mean a threatening musical note or threatening words, or both?"
Someone's idea of a clever pun.
Too bad they didn't go with the title Death Note instead.
minkowskiwrites: on September 17th, 2013 at 10:47:45 PM
I hear the film's production staff is an explosive bunch, bar-none.
What do you call this film's ending? A cleft-hanger.
And so on and so forth.
Deaft0newrites: on September 17th, 2013 at 10:52:35 PM
minkowskiwrites: on September 17th, 2013 at 10:55:03 PM
The should have set the movie on a boat that can't stop and included a hungry tiger.
The Life of Pi-ano
Okay, that was stupid.
minkowskiwrites: on September 17th, 2013 at 10:55:48 PM
Still no news on Grammar joining Ex3?
Donald Duckwrites: on September 17th, 2013 at 11:00:21 PM
I'm reminded of a dark comedy music video in which Robert Goulet is playing the piano and his hands are severed by the lid slamming down on them.
Yeah, a killer piano, it could be possessed by a demon or something... I mean, if you're gonna make a sh*tty thriller involving a piano, why not go that route? Heck, they made a film called "The Bed That Eats" already, so is a piano that consumes people's hands really that much more ludicrous?
minkowskiwrites: on September 17th, 2013 at 11:03:03 PM
^^Stephen King wrote The Mangler concerning a murderous press machine, and he even had an idea for a killer lamp, if Family Guy is to be believed.
Deaft0newrites: on September 17th, 2013 at 11:03:53 PM
Lol, I just watched the trailer on YouTube and it just looks like a lame remake of Nick of Time/Phone Booth.
Donald Duckwrites: on September 17th, 2013 at 11:16:20 PM
Hey, if anyone here has access to FEARNET, they've got "Night of the Creeps" on all month. You can watch the movie that the director of the upcoming "Guardians of the Galaxy" ripped off with his breakthrough film "Slither".
minkowskiwrites: on September 17th, 2013 at 11:18:55 PM
The guy who wrote the death note is apparently the same guy who scrawled "I know what you did last summer" on Jennifer Love Hewitt's bathroom mirror.
Dude went from starring in duds to making bombs.
Definitely an escalation of his modus operandi.
Donald Duckwrites: on September 17th, 2013 at 11:19:14 PM
It's on demand and it's free, if you have it on your cable service. Might be on the web site too.
minkowskiwrites: on September 17th, 2013 at 11:23:36 PM
Yep. Have the BluRay. One of the best genre movies of that period. Probably the only zombie-esque film I can...stomach. A genuine modern classic gem.
minkowskiwrites: on September 17th, 2013 at 11:28:00 PM
Cusack's either the bad guy or the piano. I'm going with the piano since so many of his recent films have been off-key.
Just can't stop with the terrible puns.
Donald Duckwrites: on September 17th, 2013 at 11:40:48 PM
I first saw NOTC when I was 8 and for about a week after that, I would answer any phone call with "Thrill me."
And I admit, the first time I saw it, I got teary-eyed in reaction to the fate of JC (the wheelchair-bound friend), when the hero is listening to JC's final recording.
Yeah, just an all-around charming film with characters who are actually likable.
M. Bullittwrites: on September 18th, 2013 at 3:35:37 AM
Elijah Wood didn't look as weird in Forever Young as he looks today.
It's ridiculous when a trailer gives you the villain already.