Jul 162013
 


 
The first trailer for director Steve McQueen’s, 12 Years A Slave which is currently set for a late 2013 release, is here.

The film is a historical drama, based on the autobiography Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Chiwetel Ejiofor (End Game, American Gangster) plays Solomon, with Michael Fassbender planning the cruel plantation owner, Edwin Epps. The film also stars Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Scoot McNairy, Quvenzhané Wallis and more! (seriously, check out the full cast listing here).

I can’t help but get a Shame vibe from the score. It doesn’t look as tightly photographed as McQueen’s previous films (with a large amount of the film set outside, it would be difficult), but it’s really hard to tell from the small amount of footage in the trailer. Personally, I am very much looking forward to it.

With a cast like that and a director as talented is McQueen, this is a film that is sure to gain a lot of attention closer to release.

Thoughts?

  2 Responses to “Trailer: 12 Years A Slave”

  1. I think this film is going to deliver beyond my expectations, which is really saying something. I also think it will help launch McQueen into more mainstream status, which could make it easier for him to make his films. Can’t wait for it!

    • I’m trying not to have too many expectations – SHAME is probably my favourite film from the last few years, so that’s a very big ask. In saying that, I am super excited. This looks far more accessible than his previous work.

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