Trailer Watch: Coraline, 10,000 BC, Boarding Gate, Expelled

In more Neil Gaiman-related film news today, it looks like there is a new teaser trailer for Henry Selick’s adaptation of the Gaiman’s children’s novel Coraline at Cineplex. I love the book, but as a bigger fan of Dave McKean’s illustration work than of Neil Gaiman’s writing, I’m disappointed that McKean’s designs/style aren’t being used in the film, or at least aren’t apparent in the footage we’ve seen to date (you can find some previously released, "not-quite-final" footage at Neil Gaiman’s website), but this is very much a teaser trailer, so we still haven’t seen much yet. Coraline features the voices of Dakota Fanning and Terry Hatcher, and is slated for a February 6, 2009, release.

Also, another 10,000 BC trailer has gone up at Yahoo! Movies, in high definition. This one highlights some of the digital beasties (sabretooth tigers, mastodons, and some sort of giant bird thing) from the flick, so it looks pretty neat, even if the movie is all but guaranteed to be shit. Whatever. I’ll be seeing it for the monsters and the setting — I’m a sucker for seeing pre-modern civilizations on film in any capacity: I loved Apocalypto; At Play in the Fields of the Lord (granted, it was not really focused on the Niaruna Indians); I even saw Rapa Nui, and that looked worse than this from the outset.

A trailer for the Asia Argento starrer, Boarding Gate, has been added to Apple. Michael Madsen co-stars.

Finally, an extended trailer for Ben Stein’s pro-intelligent design documentary Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed is up at the film’s official site. Watching it physically pained me, almost — but not quite — as much as when I saw What the Bleep Do We Know? "Intelligent design" is a load of horseshit.

Posted on February 20, 2008 at 19:00 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by Caolan
    on 2008-02-20 at 22:44
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    I’m looking forward to seeing this one. When I read Coraline, I felt like it was one of the only Gaiman pieces capable of being translated into a movie. It was short, and straightforward, and the art was excellent. But I can see how the original art might frighten the younger audiences they are targeting with the movie. I guess something less frightening was in order. I just wish they hadn’t departed so much from the original.

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