New trailers and clips this week: Two returns to a dangerous Earth, doors into heaven, two sets of youngsters sent careening through time, and a supercharged snail.
[Trailer for Turbo] (1:20). Scheduled home video release: Jul 19 2013. A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500. Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Maya Rudolph, Snoop Dogg, Ken Jeong, Ben Schwartz, Paul Giamatti. Directed by: David Soren.
After Earth (2013)
[Subtitled Trailer After French][France][French subtitles] (2:17). Scheduled theatrical release: Jun 7 2013. One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige (Will Smith) returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai (Jaden Smith). When an asteroid storm damages Cypher and Kitai's craft, they crash-land on a now unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon. His whole life, Kitai has wanted nothing more than to be a soldier like his father. Today, he gets his chance. Stars: Will Smith (Cypher Raige), Jaden Smith (Kitai Raige), Isabelle Fuhrman (Rayna), Zoe Kravitz, Sophie Okonedo, Kristofer Hivju (Security Chief), David Denman (McQuarrie), Sacha Dhawan (Pilot), Lincoln Lewis (Bo), Chris Geere (Navigator), Jaden Martin (Young Kitai). Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan.
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
[Teaser for Star Trek Into Darkness] (1:57). Scheduled theatrical release: May 17 2013. When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, John Cho, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, Peter Weller, Bruce Greenwood, Noel Clarke. Directed by: J.J. Abrams.
Heaven's Door (2012)
[Trailer for Heaven's Door] (2:02). Scheduled home video release: Jan 29 2013. Julie Taylor has a problem - how to cope with a pending divorce, find meaningful employment, live with her mother's constant advice and raise her two children. In their small rural town it isn't so much what people say as what they believe. And since the death of her father her no-holds-barred mother has been leaning more toward the belief that angels - and "heaven" is right here with them. Unseen but as real as this world. Stars: Charisma Carpenter, Dean Cain, Joanna Cassidy, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister, Edward Herrmann. Directed by: Craig Clyde.
John Dies at the End (2012)
[Red Band Trailer for John Dies at the End] (2:25). Scheduled theatrical release: Jan 25 2013. A new street drug that sends its users across time and dimensions has one drawback: some people return as no longer human. Can two college dropouts save humankind from this silent, otherworldly invasion? Stars: Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Glynn Turman, Doug Jones, Daniel Roebuck, Fabianne Therese. Directed by: Don Coscarelli.
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)
[Trailer for Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning][Canada] (2:15). Scheduled home video release: Jan 22 2013. While John tries to piece his reality back together, things get more complicated when he is pursued by a relentless UniSol named Magnus (Andrei Arlovski). Meanwhile, Deveraux and surviving Unisol Andrew Scott (Dolph Lundgren) are preparing to battle anarchy and build a new order ruled by Unisols without government oversight. They are weeding out the weak and constantly testing their strongest warriors in brutal, life-and-death combat. Luc has emerged operating the Unisol Church of Eventualism, taking in wayward Unisols whom the government has been secretly operating as remote-controlled sleeper agents. His mission is to liberate these Unisols from the implanted memories and the lies the government has inserted in them. Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Scott Adkins, Kristopher Van Varenberg, James Rawlings, David Jensen, Austin Naulty, Mariah Bonner. Directed by: John Hyams.
- [Trailer for Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning][Canada] (2:15).
Hansel & Gretel (2013)
[Trailer for Hansel & Gretel] (0:57). Scheduled home video release: Jan 8 2013. In this modern retelling of the classic horror tale, teen siblings are enslaved by a psychotic recluse within her gruesome house of horrors in the woods. Stars: Dee Wallace, Brent Lydic, Stephanie Greco. Directed by: Anthony Ferrante.
- [Trailer for Hansel & Gretel][Canada] (0:57).
[Trailer for Timekeeper] (1:06). Scheduled home video release: Jan 8 2013. Teens get swept back in time when they push a wrong button in the domain of the world's timekeeper. Stars: Anthony Medwetz, Katie Johnston, Zachary McLemore, Pierrino Mascarino, Daisy Nystul, Tom Gulager, Eugen Cristea, Florin Chiriac, Petre Moraru, Cristian Motiu, Laura Jianu, Marius Galea. Directed by: Christopher Remy.
Life Tracker (2012)
[Trailer for Life Tracker] (1:51). Scheduled home video release: Jan 1 2013. Dillon stumbles on a little known news story about a company called Life Tracker Limited, which claims it has discovered a way to predict biological events in a human's life by looking at their DNA. Everyone views the story as a modern day form of palm reading that will go nowhere, but Dillon keeps turning on his camera when he finds articles on the Internet or hears about it on the news. Stars: Matt Dallas (Scott Orenhauser), Rebecca Marshall (Bell Osbourne), Jay Thomas (Attorney General), Ron Canada (Uriel Patterson), Jay Gillespie (Drake), Ericka Kreutz (Coffee Shop Woman), Kendra Rose Montagna (Valley Girl). Directed by: Joe McClean.
40 Days and Nights (2012)
[Trailer for 40 Days and Nights][Canada] (0:57). Scheduled home video release: Nov 27 2012. When a colossal tectonic shift causes the sea level to start rising, a microbiologist gathers the DNA of as many species as she can, while the military creates an "ark" in a desperate attempt to preserve life on Earth. Stars: Monica Keena, Alex Carter, Christianna Carmine, Emily Sandifer, Mitch Lerner. Directed by: Peter Geiger.
The Caretaker (2012)
[Trailer for The Caretaker][Canada] (2:28). Scheduled home video release: Nov 20 2012. As a wave of vampirism sweeps the world, a small but discordant group hole up in a country mansion in Victoria, Australia. A vampire, who has also occupied the mansion, offers them a deal: if they protect him from humans during the day, he'll protect them from other vampires at night. So begins an uneasy alliance which soon threatens to fall apart. Stars: Anna Burgess, Clint Dowdell, Colin MacPherson, Lee Mason, Mark White. Directed by: Tom Conyers.
The Dinosaur Project (2012)
[Trailer for The Dinosaur Project] (2:04). Scheduled home video release: Aug 27 2012. The astonishing story of the missing Congo expedition, featuring stunning recovered footage of creatures thought to be extinct for 65 million years. As the search for the missing crew continues, questions remain about the source of the missing footage and the manner in which it was discovered. Stars: Natasha Loring, Matt Kane, Richard Dillane, Peter Brooke, Stephen Jennings. Directed by: Sid Bennett.