New on the trailer circuit:
Johnnie To’s been a busy man after premiering “Mad Detective,” a thriller about a brilliant but insane investigator trying to track down a missing cop that To co-directed with Wai Ka-Fai, he opened supernatural romance “Linger” in Asia and then brought “Sparrow,” his lighthearted tale of Hong Kong pickpockets, to Berlin. At the moment, “Mad Detective” is the only one with a U.S. release date (July 18th) in its future, though both it and “Sparrow” are also going to screen at the New York Asian Film Festival. Here’s the trailer for “Mad Detective.”
Here’s the trailer for Paul WS Anderson’s remake of Paul Bartel’s “Death Race 2000,” which, now that we’ve passed the year 2000 without the formation of any massive cross-country competitions more dystopic than “The Amazing Race,” has become just “Death Race.” The film’s due out on August 22nd.
Here’s the trailer for Spike Lee’s “Miracle at St. Anna,” on behalf of which he’s been kicking up all kinds of fuss with Clint Eastwood. That bit of drama’s been getting more attention than the film itself, which actually looks as mainstream friendly as “Inside Man” with a period gloss. It comes out September 26th.
And here’s a teaser trailer for “Mirrors,” the new film from French splat pack member Alexandre Aja starring Kiefer Sutherland and some haunted reflective surfaces. Spooooky! But not really, at least from what’s shown here. The film, a remake of a 2003 Korean film, opens August 15th, after which Aja’s due to move on to a “Piranha 3-D.”
[Photo: Toothy car the original, still undefeated “Death Race 2000,” New World Pictures, 1975]