New trailers and clips this week: A forest war, an amnesiac spy, a revived dog, a restored vampire, and much more.
[Trailer for Epic][UK] (2:11). Scheduled theatrical release: May 17 2013. A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world -- and ours. Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Farrell, Jason Sudeikis, Aziz Ansari, Beyonce Knowles, Johnny Knoxville. Directed by: Chris Wedge.
- [Trailer for Epic] (2:18).
Total Recall (2012)
[Trailer 2 for Total Recall] (1:33). Scheduled home video release: Nov 1 2012. As the nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai vie for supremacy, a factory worker begins to suspect that he's a spy, though he is unaware which side of the fight he's on. Stars: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, John Cho, Bill Nighy. Directed by: Len Wiseman.
- [Trailer 3 for Total Recall] (2:31).
[Trailer 2 for Frankenweenie] (2:32). Scheduled theatrical release: Oct 5 2012. Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences. Stars: Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer. Directed by: Tim Burton.
[Clip: Dracula Restoration] (2:25). Scheduled home video release: Oct 2 2012. The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina. Stars: Bela Lugosi, Edward Van Sloan, Dwight Frye, Sheila Manners, Herbert Bunston, Frances Dade. Directed by: Tod Browning.
[Trailer for Looper][UK] (2:01). Scheduled theatrical release: Sep 28 2012. In 2072, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by transporting back Joe's future self. Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Piper Perabo, Paul Dano, Jeff Daniels. Directed by: Rian Johnson.
Marvel's The Avengers (2012)
[Blu-ray Announce Trailer] (1:01). Scheduled home video release: Sep 25 2012. Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army. Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Scarlett Johansson, Clark Gregg. Directed by: Joss Whedon.
[Trailer for Dredd][Canada] (2:26). Scheduled theatrical release: Sep 21 2012. In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO. Stars: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey. Directed by: Pete Travis.
Starship Troopers: Invasion (2012)
[Trailer for Starship Troopers: Invasion] (1:32). Scheduled home video release: Aug 28 2012. A distant Federation outpost Fort Casey comes under attack by bugs. The team on the fast attack ship Alesia is assigned to help the Starship John A. Warden stationed in Fort Casey evacuate along with the survivors and bring military intelligence safely back to Earth. Carl Jenkins, now ministry of Paranormal Warfare, takes the starship on a clandestine mission before its rendezvous with the Alesia and goes missing in the nebula. Now, the battle-hardened troopers are charged with a rescue mission that may lead to a much more sinister consequence than they ever could have imagined. Stars: Luci Christian, David Matranga, Justin Doran (voice). Directed by: Shinji Aramaki.
Robot and Frank (2012)
[Trailer for Robot and Frank] (2:31). Scheduled theatrical release: Aug 24 2012. Set in the near future, an ex-jewel thief receives a gift from his son: a robot butler programmed to look after him. But soon the two companions try their luck as a heist team. Stars: Frank Langella, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Susan Sarandon, Peter Sarsgaard, Jeremy Strong. Directed by: Jake Schreier.
[Trailer for Sacrifice] (0:31). Scheduled home video release: Feb 25 2011. Woven into the story are the impact of the choices we make, be they 500 years ago or today. the story follows the discovery of a potential weapon of mass destruction in southern Arizona, and the pursuit of answers by a young couple and the military. What they find is a threat that is (literally and figuratively) larger than all of them as they set loose a giant monster, which subsequently seeks to destroy civilization as we know it. Stars: Brent Heffron, Shanda Lee Munson, Heather Liebenow, Noel Allison. Directed by: Bob Nelson.
Vampire Dog (2012)
[Trailer for Vampire Dog] (2:03). Scheduled theatrical release: Jul 5 1909. A boy unwittingly adopts a 600 year old talking vampire dog and soon discovers that when they face their fears they can do anything. Stars: Norm MacDonald, Collin MacKechnie, Julia Sarah Stone, Amy Matysio, Ron Pederson. Directed by: Geoff Anderson.