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First trailer for the WWII political drama, Emperor, starring Tommy Lee Jones and Matthew Fox arrives

Jan. 17, 2013by: Paul Shirey
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Back in September we showed a clip from EMPEROR, the new WWII political thriller starring Tommy Lee Jones and Matthew Fox, which saw Jones portraying the famed General MacArthur with the usual strength and "swagger" he usually brings to his roles.  Now, we have a full trailer for the film, which gives more insight into Fox's role and the overall gist of the film.  It looks like a solid historical drama, which touches on the various aspects of the dynamic between the U.S. and Japan during WWII.  The pic is directed by Peter Webber (HANNIBAL RISING, THE GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING).

Take a look:

Tommy Lee Jones is rarely out of form and it's nice to see Matthew Fox getting more roles.  Like most of ABC's Lost cast, I'm always rooting to see them in more films as it was one of the most talented batch of actors tossed together on a time-morphing island.  Fox recently starred in the lackluster ALEX CROSS and will next be seen in WORLD WAR Z with Brad Pitt.  I think he's got a lot of potential to branch out into leading-man status.  Hopefully, his turn in EMPEROR will help him along the way.

Here's the synopsis:

As General Douglas MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones) suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation, he assigns an expert in Japanese culture, General Bonner Fellers (Matthew Fox), to covertly investigate the looming question hanging over the country: should the Japanese Emperor, worshiped by his people but accused of war crimes, be punished or saved?

EMPEROR is slated to begin proceedings on March 8, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: Which former Lost star would you most like to see branch out? I'm all for the love triangle of Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, and Josh Holloway jumping into more high-profile work.
Source: Yahoo! Movies

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1:58PM on 01/17/2013
"Let's show them some good ol' fashion American swagger" is GIF worthy, if sound could have an animated GIF.

Also, obligatory; this looks great.
"Let's show them some good ol' fashion American swagger" is GIF worthy, if sound could have an animated GIF.

Also, obligatory; this looks great.
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2:27PM on 01/17/2013
looks decent but there is something made-for-TV about it. maybe its the direction or the budget, but something is off and it sure as hell aint TLJ
looks decent but there is something made-for-TV about it. maybe its the direction or the budget, but something is off and it sure as hell aint TLJ
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2:38PM on 01/17/2013
Visual effects, in my opinion are a little- made for TV.
Visual effects, in my opinion are a little- made for TV.
3:43PM on 01/17/2013
Looks like pure Oscar bait. About time for Tommy Lee Jones.
Looks like pure Oscar bait. About time for Tommy Lee Jones.
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5:08PM on 01/17/2013
Looks decent, if a little typical of this kind of drama. I am glad to see Fox getting a lead role in what appears to be a major film. And of course, Jones is always entertaining.
Looks decent, if a little typical of this kind of drama. I am glad to see Fox getting a lead role in what appears to be a major film. And of course, Jones is always entertaining.
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5:37PM on 01/17/2013

Matthew Fox is a great actor

This movie doesn't look particularly interesting to me but I really hope it does well. I think Fox is one of the most underrated and under utilized actors working today. Maybe it's because people just see Jack from Lost when they look at him but I really hope this guy gets more work.
This movie doesn't look particularly interesting to me but I really hope it does well. I think Fox is one of the most underrated and under utilized actors working today. Maybe it's because people just see Jack from Lost when they look at him but I really hope this guy gets more work.
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5:47PM on 01/17/2013
JoBlo has provided me a trailer and a release date. You have made my day. The trailer looks good. I like historical re-tellings anyway, and this historical chapter has not been over-represented cinematically. On March 8th, I shall march forth.
JoBlo has provided me a trailer and a release date. You have made my day. The trailer looks good. I like historical re-tellings anyway, and this historical chapter has not been over-represented cinematically. On March 8th, I shall march forth.
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5:18AM on 01/18/2013

I see JACKFACE!!!!!

Good to see Fox getting more roles ... he deserves more than Alex Cross even tough he put great effor for his role.
Tidbit -- Terry O'Quinn, Michael Emerson and Henry Ian 'Desmond' Cusack
Good to see Fox getting more roles ... he deserves more than Alex Cross even tough he put great effor for his role.
Tidbit -- Terry O'Quinn, Michael Emerson and Henry Ian 'Desmond' Cusack
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