The first trailer for Prisoners has been released, and it looks as intense as recent reports have suggested. What did you think? Starring Hugh Jackman, it’s about a man who will do anything – to anyone – to get his daughter (and her friend) back. The cast is incredible; alongside Hugh there is Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, and Paul Dano. Prisoners is in theaters September 20th.
The first film still from Prisoners has finally been released, giving us a look at co-stars Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal in character. Hopefully this is a sign of further publicity for the upcoming Denis Villeneuve-directed film. ETA: A second film still has been added, which I’ve replaced above. Check out the gallery to see the full-size versions of both images.
Finally, we’re getting our first look at Hugh Jackman’s upcoming film, Prisoners. Entertainment Tonight was on the set to provide an exclusive behind the scenes sneak peek. Hugh talks about the project throughout, tackling the subject of missing family members and how he can relate to that fear. Co-star Jake Gyllenhaal also sat down to discuss the film, and he unsurprisingly comments on how kind Hugh is while maintaining professionalism. Seems like his Nicest Guy in Hollywood title is staying put.
We just got an amazing teaser poster for The Wolverine, almost at the end of their shooting schedule. Now, there’s a first look at the artwork for Hugh Jackman’s next film, Prisoners, which hasn’t even started production yet. Bloody Disgusting released the teaser poster, while Dread Central provided proof of it being displayed at the American Film Market in Santa Monica. Prisoners already has a set theatrical release for September 20, 2013.
Seems like Hugh Jackman has a busy schedule: after Les Mis and The Wolverine wrap, he’ll be jumping into the role of Keller in Prisoners. He was linked to the Aaron Guzikowski-penned project back in 2009, but the film lost some steam power along the way. Now with Denis Villeneuve on board to direct and Hugh to star as the lead, the movie seems well on its way. Production is currently scheduled to take place in early 2013, with a release date in November the same year via Warner Brothers.
Deadline reports more information, including a summary:
Written by Aaron Guzikowski (Contraband), story revolves around a small-town carpenter named Keller whose young daughter and best friend are kidnapped. After the cops fail to find them, Keller takes the law into his own hands, but in the process runs up against the big city detective assigned to the case.
[Alcon Entertainment co-founders and co-CEOs] Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson are producing, along with 8:38 Productions’ Kira Davis and Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner. Ed McDonnell and John Stark will executive produce.
States Johnson and Kosove: “We are ecstatic that Hugh will take the lead in this exciting thriller. We can think of no better ‘Keller’ — an everyman who rises to an occasion most of us could not imagine possible. Denis’s rare directing gifts are superbly matched to this material, that is both challenging and explores complex themes in a commercially appealing narrative.”