New Trailers Released For Keroauc’s Beautiful “BIG SUR” And Impressively Gruesome “EVIL DEAD” Remake

by • January 4, 2013 • Books, Hollywoodland, MoviesComments (0)2306

An impressively stylized and beautiful first trailer for BIG SUR was released earlier this morning from writer/director Michael Polish (Twin Falls Idaho).  The film starring Jean-Marc Barr as Jack Kerouac, alongside Kate Bosworth and Josh Lucas, is based on Kerouac’s 1962 novel of the same name, and will premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.  The following is the film’s synopsis: “‘BIG SUR’ focuses on a moment in Jack Kerouac’s life when, overwhelmed by the success of his opus ‘On the Road’ and struggling with alcoholism, he retreats to his publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s cabin in the small, coastal California town of Big Sur, which eventually inspires his 1962 novel of the same name. Kerouac’s time begins with quiet moments of solitude and communing with nature. But, struck by loneliness, he hightails it to San Francisco, where he resumes drinking heavily and gets pushed into a relationship with his best friend Neal Cassady’s mistress, Billie.  While writer/director Michael Polish (‘Twin Falls Idaho’) explores a less glamorous moment in Kerouac’s legacy — one of alienation and mental breakdown — ‘BIG SUR’ equally examines the beauty of this time in the writer’s life, witnessed in the romance of friendship and the purity of nature.  Jean-Marc Barr embodies Kerouac’s intelligence and masculinity, but also portrays him at his most contemplative and vulnerable.  Luscious and breathtaking, ‘BIG SUR’ approaches a religious cinematic experience.”  And continuing on the theme of isolated cabins in the woods, the brand new red band trailer for the upcoming EVIL DEAD remake also appeared online overnight.  Directed by Fede Alvarez and written by Diablo Cody (Juno, Young Adult), EVIL DEAD may very well have you shitting your pants in the theatre on April 12th.

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