“What you seek is far greater than you ever imagined.” Sounds exciting. “Your soul will never be quiet until you find this place.” Sounds enticing. “I strongly advise you to abort the mission.” Sounds about right.
Here is the first full trailer for The Lost City of Z, writer-director James Gray’s adaptation of David Grann’s nonfiction book about Col. Percival Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), a British explorer who vanished while trying to find an ancient city in the Amazon.
Venturing deep into the jungle, Fawcett discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization. Hunnam delivers a few decidedly Jax Teller-like whispered lines as he tries to convince doubters that the “savages” he seeks actually are civilized and reassures his wife (Sienna Miller) that everything will be just fine, despite his being gone for long stretches. He is supported by his son (Tom Holland) and aide-de-camp (Robert Pattinson) as he returns time and again to the region — until his disappearance under mysterious circumstances in 1925. Maybe it had something to do with all those spears whipping through the air.
From Amazon Studios and Bleecker Street, Lost City of Z opens April 14 in L.A. and NYC, followed by a wide rollout the following week. Check out the teaser above, and tell us what you think.
“From nothing comes a king,” promises this new trailer for Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, and the filmmaker’s certainly found a new way into the Arthurian mythos. Starring Charlie Hunnam as the man with the Excalibur, King Arthur looks more action-packed and stylish than we’re used to seeing in our ancient English folklore.
The clip, which is set to air during today’s AFC/NFC broadcasts, opens with Hunnam’s Arthur intoning, “I am here now because of you – you created me.” Who the “you” is remains something of a mystery, which presumably will be answered when the film hits theaters May 12.
In addition to Hunnam, King Arthur stars Jude Law as his power-grabbing uncle, and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen and Eric Bana. Ritchie directs from a screenplay by Joby Harold and Ritchie & Lionel Wigram, with a story by David Dobkin and Joby Harold. The film is produced by Akiva Goldsman, Joby Harold, Tory Tunnell, and Steve Clark-Hall, Ritchie and Lionel Wigram. David Dobkin and Bruce Berman are executive producers.
The film will be distributed in North America by Warner Bros. Pictures and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.
The Lost City of Z premieres April 14th. Below is a synopsis for the film via Film Society of Lincoln Center, as well as newly released images:
James Gray’s emotionally and visually resplendent epic tells the story of Lieutenant Colonel Percy Fawcett (a remarkable Charlie Hunnam), the British military-man-turned-explorer whose search for a lost city deep in the Amazon grows into an increasingly feverish, decades-long magnificent obsession that takes a toll on his reputation, his home life with his wife (Sienna Miller) and children, and his very existence. Gray and cinematographer Darius Khondji cast quite a spell, exquisitely pitched between rapture and dizzying terror. Also starring Robert Pattinson and Tom Holland, The Lost City of Z represents a form of epic storytelling that has all but vanished from the landscape of modern cinema, and a rare level of artistry.