Lost in Previews – Round Up #4

In this edition of Lost in Previews, we have the trailers for Daybreakers, The Runaways, Death at a Funeral, and Babies.   In case you missed it, my Inception trailer post is here.

Daybreakers is a new kind of vampire movie.  It takes place in 2019 when basically all humans have become vampires.  Humans are the minority and are in hiding.  The vampires are running out of human blood.  Their supplies are running dry and there is a push to find a blood substitute.  The humans approach one vampire scientist asking him to help the humans rebuild the human race.  The humans have also found a way to transform a vampire back into human.  This is at least what I can assume from the trailer.  It seems to conflict with a synopsis on IMDB, so don’t hold me to it.  This trailer has been around for awhile.  I saw it during the summer, I believe.  It’s a fantastic trailer.  The director has chosen to use a blue overtone for the picture (as opposed to The Matrix‘s green).   The song used in the trailer is “Running Up That Hill” by Placebo.  The movie definitely has a great cast (Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, and for the guys, Isabel Lucas).  Based on some early screenings, the film has gotten some good reviews already.  You don’t have to wait too much longer to see Daybreakers.  It comes out January 8, 2010.

The Runaways is an indie film coming out March 19, 2010.  This film, of course, is about the 1970’s band The Runaways, the band that made Joan Jett famous.  Kristen Stewart plays Joan Jett , Dakota Fanning plays Cherie Currie, and Scout Taylor-Compton plays Lita Ford.  Michael Shannon, Tatum O’Neal, and Danielle Riley Keough (Elvis’ granddaughter) round out the cast.  Apparently, the band cast did their own vocals rather than lip sync.  Let’s see how well Kristen and Dakota can sing.  This could be a good indie flick or a hot mess.  We don’t get to see much in this first trailer, so take it for what it’s worth.  Gotta love the 70’s makeup and clothes!

Death at a Funeral (2010) is a remake of the English Death at a Funeral (2007).  If you have not seen the original, it is well-worth renting.  It has been Americanized for our pleasure, and I have to say that it looks really funny.  The same storylines of the 2007 movie have been repeated.  There is an all-star cast comprised of Chris Rock, Danny Glover, Tracy Morgan, Martin Lawrence, Zoe Saldana, Luke Wilson, James Marsden, Peter Dinklage, Regina Hall, and Loretta Divine.  The basic premise is a family loses their father and the whole movie revolves around the funeral and the ensuing antics.  Death at a Funeral is released April 16, 2010.

The last trailer I have for you is the documentary Babies.  I have to say that the premise is relatively simple, but I think it looks like a really interesting movie.  The movie follows four babies (it does not say for how long) from Mongolia, USA, Namibia, and Japan.  The trailer is really cute and gives a couple of chuckles courtesy of sibling rivalry and a goat.  Babies is released April 16, 2010.

by Sarah Ksiazek

About Sarah Ksiazek

Sarah is a Zookeeper extraordinaire who writes, edits, and is the resident trailer addict for Lost in Reviews. Do not underestimate her snobbery when it comes to trailers. She also owns/runs The Host Movie News which is a fan site for The Host movie adaptation.

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