New trailers: Gilmore Girls, Netflix's The Get Down, Legends of the Hidden Temple, and more
All the shows and movies you should be looking out for2
It's been a really, really busy week or so for entertainment. In case you missed it, we spent all last weekend at Comic-Con, where there was a ton of movie and TV news — and, of course, plenty of trailers to go along with it. If you want to check all of that out, you can read out Comic-Con trailer roundup right here; it includes everything from new Marvel movies, to Netflix shows, to some of the convention's standout trailers, like first looks at Wonder Woman and Kong: Skull Island.
Some other recent items worth checking out: our interview with Werner Herzog (and his thoughts on Pokémon Go) and our review of Jason Bourne. After you get through all of that, there are 11 trailers down below.
Gilmore Girls has been off the air for almost a decade, but this first trailer for its revival doesn't skip a beat, diving right back into the series' wonderful banter between Rory and Lorelai. It's everything you missed, back for another go. Four 90-minute episodes come out on Netflix on November 25th.
It's not much to look at, but here it is: proof that a Trainspotting sequel is actually happening. It's scheduled to open next year in the UK on January 27th, and then over the following two weeks in the US.
The Get Down
This trailer for The Get Down almost feels like you're watching the preview for some sort of epic album, rather than a TV show. And maybe that's what The Get Down is, in some sense. Netflix describes the series as "a mythic saga" (one that's apparently received one heck of a budget), and this trailer really makes you feel that. The series' first episodes debut August 12th.
Okay wow this is legitimately terrifying. I'm not going to say anything more, other than that this is directed by M. Night Shyamalan — but, like, good M. Night Shyamalan. It comes out January 20th.
The Great Wall
I have no idea why Matt Damon is in this (narratively, I mean — obviously he's just in this to sell the movie to American audiences), but it looks completely insane and at times kind of gorgeous. Zhang Yimou, of Hero and House of Flying Daggers, directs this film about China's Great Wall, which takes a surprise turn away from reality and into something a bit more epic. We have questions. It comes out next year on February 17th.
Beauty and the Beast
So at first I thought this was Disney's Emma Watson-starring Beauty and the Beast, but it's super not. It is really interesting though. This French adaptation is actually around two years old and is now heading to the US; it's filled with a lot of CG, a very freaky Beast, and lots of other weird things that I definitely do not remember Disney including. It'll be out September 23rd.
Ithaca looks like a throwback to classic Hollywood good-time looks and vibes. That doesn't necessarily get me excited, but what's interesting here is that this is Meg Ryan's directorial debut. She and Tom Hanks also both pop up at different points. There doesn't appear to be a release date yet.
The visuals in this trailer are dark and beautiful, and it seems like the entire movie could be, too. Spa Night is about an 18-year-old guy beginning to recognize his interest in men after getting a job at a spa that happens to also be a cruising spot. The film seems to deal with the challenges that creates for a still relatively young person in a family of immigrants. It opens in New York on August 19th and heads to LA on August 26th.
This seems like the most legitimate series Crackle has ever made. Martin Freeman and Adam Brody star (among other recognizable faces) in this show about startup founders who get involved with some investors of questionable legitimacy. It all seems sort of strangely tied together, but it looks like it's going for a raw vibe in a way that could be pretty interesting. It starts September 6th.
I don't really know what to write about this other than that, at one point in the trailer, a person opens an Incognito Tab to Google "STD sex with ghost." It gets weird. Check it out. The film is out today in New York and August 5th in LA.
Legends of the Hidden Temple
*grumbles* something something ’90s kids.