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The Invasion trailer

06.10.2007

The trailer for the Nicole Kidman/Daniel Craig thriller THE INVASION has finally popped up online, a mere two months before its release, and I must say it delivers. When I heard that Oliver Hirschbiegel was directing this film, I expected an intelligent thriller for the thinking fan, since he’s behind two of the best films to come out of Germany in recent years, DOWNFALL and DAS EXPERIMENT. But then rumours started circulating that the studio wanted Hirschbiegel out and the Wachowski brothers in because apparently the film was ‘too smart’ aka too much chit chat, blah blah and not enough bang bang, vroom vroom. Words like ‘reshoot’ and ‘delay’ started to surface, and suddenly what looked like one of the summer’s most promising pictures became somewhat of a lost cause.

But back to the trailer, which fills me with hope that this movie can deliver on its initial promise. Granted, if you set any two-minute clip to a Sigur Ros song, it’s bound to be effective, especially if that clip has Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig running around in full on it’s-up-to-us mode. The film is about a mind-altering alien epidemic, and somehow Kidman’s son holds the key to stopping it. The trailer shows us a lot without giving away too much, and the eerie taglines they use add to the film’s ambiguity. Congratulations, trailer makers—you just put a film back on my radar. You can watch it below or in a higher resolution HERE.

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Extra Tidbit: The movie was originally titled THE VISITING and is loosely based on THE INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS.
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1:11AM on 06/12/2007
It was even the main story in an episode of Darwing Duck (that and Twin Peaks, of all things)... I saw some cool things in that trailer.. I also dig the eerie taglines, I liked the news footage thing, and the guys clinging on to the car just to get thrown into a store window... yes I like the vroom vroom as much as any smart film
It was even the main story in an episode of Darwing Duck (that and Twin Peaks, of all things)... I saw some cool things in that trailer.. I also dig the eerie taglines, I liked the news footage thing, and the guys clinging on to the car just to get thrown into a store window... yes I like the vroom vroom as much as any smart film
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10:39PM on 06/11/2007
So its loosely based on a story that's been done about 5 or 6 times before, and even has Angela Cartwright from the 1978 version in it? Sounds more like your average remake to me. On another note, if I'm ever in danger I hope someone starts beating the drums for me in case I'm oblivious. SOS
So its loosely based on a story that's been done about 5 or 6 times before, and even has Angela Cartwright from the 1978 version in it? Sounds more like your average remake to me. On another note, if I'm ever in danger I hope someone starts beating the drums for me in case I'm oblivious. SOS
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7:29PM on 06/11/2007
"But then rumours started circulating that the studio wanted Hirschbiegel out and the Wachowski brothers in because apparently the film was ‘too smart’ aka too much chit chat, blah blah and not enough bang bang, vroom vroom."

Hollywood makes me sad...
"But then rumours started circulating that the studio wanted Hirschbiegel out and the Wachowski brothers in because apparently the film was ‘too smart’ aka too much chit chat, blah blah and not enough bang bang, vroom vroom."

Hollywood makes me sad...
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4:50AM on 06/11/2007

Just

go watch Children of Men.........now that is a film that is worth the time of day.
go watch Children of Men.........now that is a film that is worth the time of day.
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4:47AM on 06/11/2007

Why?

This trailer looks dumb as hell. It has nothing to offer. Damn Nicole and Daniel for taking this shite.
This trailer looks dumb as hell. It has nothing to offer. Damn Nicole and Daniel for taking this shite.
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12:04AM on 06/11/2007

yup.

i'm down. nicole kidman is hot, daniel craig is badass, and i love seeing kids in peril.
i'm down. nicole kidman is hot, daniel craig is badass, and i love seeing kids in peril.
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11:18PM on 06/10/2007

Looks promising

There's one thing we can at least take comfort in, can't be any worse than The Stepford Wives.
There's one thing we can at least take comfort in, can't be any worse than The Stepford Wives.
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10:54PM on 06/10/2007

hmmm

The trailer was slow to begin with, the concept's a bit weird. I never saw the original but probably should, as for the whole no emotion thing, that's defintely cool, but I haven't seen enough to be sold on it yet.
The trailer was slow to begin with, the concept's a bit weird. I never saw the original but probably should, as for the whole no emotion thing, that's defintely cool, but I haven't seen enough to be sold on it yet.
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9:14PM on 06/10/2007
Hell yeah, I saw this the other day. The trailer has an [link] mix. Invaders walking among us masquerading as humans, "impostors" is actually one of the things that creeps me out the most, when I really think about it. I can't wait; now i've got a total of 3 movies to look forward to this year after Transformers.
Hell yeah, I saw this the other day. The trailer has an [link] mix. Invaders walking among us masquerading as humans, "impostors" is actually one of the things that creeps me out the most, when I really think about it. I can't wait; now i've got a total of 3 movies to look forward to this year after Transformers.
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9:02PM on 06/10/2007
After watching Birth with Nicole Kidman and forgetting to watch Interpreter, I wasnt keen on some sci fi flick involving her. That soon changed when I just say this picture. Really suspenseful and chilling. FYI, go to www.movie-list.com for a welcome alternate to MovieFoney site.
After watching Birth with Nicole Kidman and forgetting to watch Interpreter, I wasnt keen on some sci fi flick involving her. That soon changed when I just say this picture. Really suspenseful and chilling. FYI, go to www.movie-list.com for a welcome alternate to MovieFoney site.
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8:45PM on 06/10/2007

WOW!!

That really looks...good. Loved the creepy tone of the movie. Did anyone else think Exorcist when that guy got out of bed and spider-walked his ass down the hall?
That really looks...good. Loved the creepy tone of the movie. Did anyone else think Exorcist when that guy got out of bed and spider-walked his ass down the hall?
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8:42PM on 06/10/2007
I agree with this story... lets give a big kudos to the trailer editors/compositors, an often overlooked bunch of awesome folks. good job
I agree with this story... lets give a big kudos to the trailer editors/compositors, an often overlooked bunch of awesome folks. good job
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7:42PM on 06/10/2007

Loosely

I think a huge difference is that this occurs in a big honkin' city, and the original was set in a smaller town. The feeling I get after watching this is, "The whole world has gone to shit." Whereas the original was more, "That town is screwed."
I think a huge difference is that this occurs in a big honkin' city, and the original was set in a smaller town. The feeling I get after watching this is, "The whole world has gone to shit." Whereas the original was more, "That town is screwed."
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6:54PM on 06/10/2007

Loosley?

Based off Invasion of the Body Snatches that was JUST LIKE Invasion of the body snatchers. Even when the woman said my husband isnt my husband.. but.. ill still check it out.
Based off Invasion of the Body Snatches that was JUST LIKE Invasion of the body snatchers. Even when the woman said my husband isnt my husband.. but.. ill still check it out.
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