New trailers and clips this week: A girl is confronted with her fated role in a dark supernatural world, zombies threaten international stability, pig's blood lurks at the prom again, dystopian consumerism in Russia, and much more.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)
[Trailer for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones] (1:44). Scheduled theatrical release: Aug 23 2013. When her mom is attacked and taken from their home in New York City by a demon, a seemingly ordinary teenage girl, Clary Fray, finds out truths about her past and bloodline on her quest to get her back, that changes her entire life. Stars: Lily Collins, Kevin Zegers, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Kevin Durand, Jamie Campbell Bower, Lena Headey, Robert Sheehan, Jared Harris, Aidan Turner, Jemima West, CCH Pounder. Directed by: Harald Zwart.
World War Z (2013)
[Trailer for World War Z][UK] (2:20). Scheduled theatrical release: Jun 21 2013. A U.N. employee is racing against time and fate, as he travels the world trying to stop the outbreak of a deadly Zombie pandemic. Stars: Brad Pitt, Bryan Cranston, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Elyes Gabel, Julia Levy-Boeken, Matthew Fox. Directed by: Marc Forster.
The Host (2013)
[Trailer for The Host] (2:16). Scheduled theatrical release: Mar 29 2013. A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free humans. Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Jake Abel, Max Irons, Diane Kruger, Boyd Holbrook, William Hurt, Frances Fisher. Directed by: Andrew Niccol.
[Trailer for Carrie][France][French subtitles] (0:47). Scheduled theatrical release: Mar 15 2013. A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Stars: Chloe Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell. Directed by: Kimberly Peirce.
Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013)
[Trailer 2 for Oz: The Great and Powerful] (2:31). Scheduled theatrical release: Mar 8 2013. How the Wizard arrived in Oz and became the ruler. A prequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Stars: James Franco, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Zach Braff, Abigail Spencer, Joey King. Directed by: Sam Raimi.
- [Trailer for Oz: The Great and Powerful][UK] (2:24).
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2012)
[Trailer for Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2] (1:30). Scheduled home video release: Jan 29 2013. The Batman has returned after a 10-year absence. The Gotham authorities want to arrest him. An old foe wants a reunion. The Feds want the Man of Tomorrow to put a stop to him. Stars: Peter Weller, Ariel Winter, David Selby, Paget Brewster, Michael Emerson, Grey DeLisle, Frank Welker. Directed by: Jay Oliva.
[Trailer for Branded] (2:32). Scheduled home video release: Jan 15 2013. Set in a dystopian future where corporate brands have created a disillusioned population, one man's effort to unlock the truth behind the conspiracy will lead to an epic battle with hidden forces that control the world. Stars: Max von Sydow, Ed Stoppard, Leelee Sobieski, Jeffrey Tambor. Directed by: Jamie Bradshaw and Aleksandr Dulerayn.
[Trailer for Dredd] (2:29). Scheduled home video release: Jan 8 2013. 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.
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)
[Trailer 3 for Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning] (2:17). Scheduled home video release: Jan 1 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.
Doomsday Book (2012)
[Trailers for Doomsday Book][English subtitles] (0:57). Scheduled home video release: Dec 11 2012. Korea is ground zero for an undead pandemic, as one man's rotten trash brings on a zombie apocalypse. A high-tech repairman struggles as a robot residing in a Buddhist temple finds his higher mind and challenges the idea of consciousness. And one family, one lost billiard ball, and one misguided Internet order bring on the end of the world. Stars: Kim Kang-woo, Park Hae-il, Ryoo Seung-bum. Directed by: Jee-woon Kim.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)
[Bonus Clip: Filming Low Rider][pre] (1:20). Scheduled home video release: Dec 4 2012. A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears. Stars: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams, Dianne Wiest, Rosemarie DeWitt, Common, Ron Livingston. Directed by: Peter Hedges.
- [Bonus Clip: Jennifer and Joel][pre] (1:00).
- [Bonus Clip: The Gift of Patience][pre] (0:37).
[Trailer for Thunderstruck] (2:31). Scheduled home video release: Dec 4 2012. When Brian, a hopelessly uncoordinated young fan magically switches talents with his hero, Kevin Durant, he becomes the star of his high school team..while Kevin Durant suddenly can't make a shot to save his life. But with the playoffs approaching, Brian learns that being a true winner involves working hard at your own game, and he tries to make things right in time to prevent a catastrophic end to his hero's season. Stars: Brandon T. Jackson, Kevin Durant, Taylor Gray, Jim Belushi, William Ragsdale. Directed by: Jeff Farley.
Dragons: Riders of Berk: Exclusive DVD Premiere (2012)
[TV Spot: Hiccup Countdown] (0:16). Scheduled home video release: Nov 20 2012. The further adventures of Hiccup and his friends on the Island of Berk. Stars: Jay Baruchel, Chris Edgerly, America Ferrera, Julie Marcus, T.J. Miller, Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Directed by: Anthony Bell.
Elf: The Musical (2012)
[Featurette: Beth Leavel] (2:46). Scheduled theatrical release: Nov 18 2012. Broadway, Al Hirschfeld Theatre through 1/6/13. Buddy, a young orphan child, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Buddy is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and his step-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Stars: Beth Leavel, Mark Jacoby, Wayne Knight. Directed by: Casey Nicholaw.
Supernatural Activity (2012)
[Trailer for Supernatural Activity] (2:49). Scheduled home video release: Nov 6 2012. The world's most beloved illusionist, armed with his team, embarks on the most adventurous paranormal investigation of all time. Terrorized at every turn, this witch-hunting, ghost-busting, creature-questing supernatural spooftacular is the funniest footage ever found! Stars: Wendy Segroves, Derek Lee Nixon, Philip Marlatt, Donny Boaz. Directed by: Derek Lee Nixon.
One Piece: Season Four, Voyage Two (2003)
[Trailer for One Piece: Season Four, Voyage Two] (1:15). Scheduled home video release: Oct 30 2012. Twenty-two years after Gol D. Roger's death, a boy named Monkey D. Luffy decided to become a pirate and search for Gol D. Roger's treasure to become the next Pirate King. Stars: Charles Baker, Z. Charles Bolton, Chris Cason, Andrew Chandler, Luci Christian, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Scott Freeman, Kyle Hebert, Bradford Jackson, Bill Jenkins, Brina Palencia, Christopher Sabat, Paul Slavens, Sonny Strait, John Swasey, J. Michael Tatum, Eric Vale, Kent Williams, Stephanie Young. Directed by: Gen Fukunaga.
Lost Girl: Season One (2010)
[Trailer for Lost Girl] (1:38). Scheduled home video release: Oct 23 2012. Lost Girl focuses on the gorgeous and charismatic Bo, a supernatural being called a succubus who feeds on the energy of humans, sometimes with fatal results. Refusing to embrace her supernatural clan system and its rigid hierarchy, Bo is a renegade who takes up the fight for the underdog while searching for the truth about her own mysterious origins. Stars: Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Ksenia Solo, Richard Howland, Zoie Palmer. Directed by: Steve DiMarco, John Fawcett, Robert Lieberman, and others.
Digimon: Digital Monsters : The Official First Season (1999)
[Trailer for Digimon: Digital Monsters - The Official First Season] (1:01). Scheduled home video release: Oct 9 2012. A group of young teens is unexpectedly sent to the mysterious Digital World and paired up with their own powerful, morphing monster called the Digimon. Together the entire group set out on an adventure to fight evil and save the world. Stars: Joshua Seth, Michael Reisz, Philece Sampler, Wendee Lee. Directed by: Hiroyuki Kakudo.