Worth Watching - May 19: We Own the Night Trailer with Wahlberg and Phoenix
by Alex Billington
May 19, 2007
Is this the next Departed? Does it have the same brilliant filmmaking as Martin Scorsese? Maybe not, but it does look like it could be comparable to The Departed in almost as many aspects, and it has a similar crime drama, cop, and informant story. We Own the Night is another film coming from the Cannes Film Festival, written and directed by James Gray (Little Odessa, The Yards) and is definitely a trailer worth watching. It stars our favorite cop Dignam, Mark Wahlberg, as well as Joaquin Phoenix, Robert Duvall, and Eva Mendes.
There's just something about the trailer, the way its put together, the music choices and everything, that really made it stand out in my mind and give me that Departed Best Picture feeling. I really hope this film lives up to all that the trailer makes it out to be, because I really want another film as phenomenal as The Departed. Anyone else sense the same with this trailer?
We Own the Night is already under Universal Pictures and will likely hit theaters around October or September of 2007 (although a release date is not confirmed).