First City of Ember Trailer Lights Up!
The first full trailer for the new family fantasy film City of Ember has launched. The trailer does a great job of explaining the story and concept and I must say this looks thoroughly entertaining. It has been a long time since I've seen an adventure fantasy film of this caliber. I really believe a great film like this is necessary to establish an ideal for the kids of this generation, and City of Ember looks like it could be it. You can't deny that this looks and feels like a kids movie, but it's still something even I'm excited to see, quite a bit! If you need any more encouragement, the film is about an underground city full of warm yellow lights, but the city's generator begins to fail and the lights begin to flicker.
Did anyone else get a feeling like this was a mix of The Truman Show and Dark City, but made for children? I honestly think this looks great - the trailer is really energetic and thrilling and the production design looks simply wonderful. Plus its got Bill Murray as Mayor, Martin Landau, and Oscar-nominated youngster Saoirse Ronan. What are your thoughts after watching the trailer?
Watch the first trailer for City of Ember:
You can also watch the City of Ember trailer in High Definition on the Official Website
City of Ember is directed by Gil Kenan, of the animated movie Monster House previously, with a script by Caroline Thompson, of Homeward Bound, The Secret Garden, and Nightmare Before Christmas previously. The film is based on the Book of Ember series of books written by Jeanne DuPrau. City of Ember arrives in theaters on October 10th this year. The first teaser poster is featured below.