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UPDATED! Now 10 trailers have been collected, tested, slightly experimented on and deemed worthy for your viewing pleasure. Crossing all genres there is horror, thriller, crime drama, adventure, clay animation and even a Christmas story. Check out the trailers and let us know which ones you're most looking forward to watching and which ones look like total crap.
The prequel sci-fi horror film 'The Thing' has released it's first trailer. Paleontology Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) joins a Norwegian science team that has stumbled upon a unique structure and specimen in the ice of Antartica. A simple experiment frees the unknown thing from the ice and begins taking out the crew. Expect paranoia, horror and thrills when the film hits theaters October 14th:
Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for the upcoming Martin Scorsese film 'Hugo'. An adaptation of the novel 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret', the film follows 12-year-old Hugo (Asa Butterfield) - an orphan who lives within the walls of a train station in the 1930's. The boy gets wrapped up in a mystery that involves his father and a miniature robotic figure. The film will be in theaters November 23rd.
Jason Statham stars as Brant, a wrecking ball of a police officer in the South East London police squad, in the film 'Blitz'. A serial killer with the goal of reaching tabloid immortality decides to take his killing spree on the road by killing cops in different beats around the city. The crime drama will be in theaters August 23rd.
The first trailer for Aardman Entertainment and Sony Pictures' 'Pirates! Band of Misfits' has been released. From the studio that brought you 'Wallace and Gromit', this new animated adventure stars Hugh Grant as a pirate with his rag-tag crew at his side on a mission to beat his rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) for the coveted 'Pirate of the Year' award. The film will set sail in theaters March 30th 2012.
Walt Disney Pictures has released the first trailer for 'John Carter' (in theaters March 9th, 2012). An adaptation of Edgar Rice Burrough's 'Barsoom Series', the film follows Civil-War veteran John Carter as he finds himself somehow transported to the lush and wildly diverse planet of Mars, and battling a new and mysterious war (via Apple):
The second full international trailer for 'The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn' has been also been released. The fun and thrilling adventure (based on the classic series by Herge) follows Tintin, his dog Snowy and all his friends as he discovers directions to a sunken ship commanded by Capt. Haddock's ancestor. The treasure hunt is on in theaters December 23rd:
'Contagion' is a brand new Steven Soderbergh-directed medical thriller that stars Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Kate Winslet and Marion Cotillard. The rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days prompts the medical community towards a frantic race for a cure, while ordinary people struggle to survive in a society that's falling apart from fear and distrust (via Apple):
Sean Penn stars in 'This Must Be the Place' as an aged rocker (equal parts Ozzy Osbourne and Robert Smith) named Cheyenne. After his father's death, the retired and bored rock star sets himself on a mission to complete his father's unfinished business of hunting down SS Officer Aloise Muller, a nazi war criminal hiding in the US. The film is expected in theaters later this year:
Vera Farmiga directs and stars in the indie film 'Higher Ground' about a woman's life-long struggle with her faith. Set in the Iowa heartland during the start of the feminism movement, the film follows a tight-knit spiritual community thrown off-kilter when one of their own begins to question her belief, love and trust in both human relationships and her God. The drama will be in theaters August 26th:
In the true spirit of Summer, the trailer for 'Arthur Christmas' has been released. The 3D-animated film answers the age old question every child has, "How does Santa deliver all those questions in one night?" The film stars James McAvoy, Bill Nighy and Hugh Laurie and will be in theaters November 23rd: