New Photos from Bryan Singer's Valkyrie - Where's The Buzz?
Our pals over at Empire got their hands on three new photos from the upcoming WWII epic Valkyrie. While they're not too exciting, I'll use this opportunity to ask - what happened to this movie?! There was a lot of build up and buzz surrounding the first few photos and eventually the release of the first trailer in November. It played in front of Lions for Lambs, a movie that hardly anyone saw, but I don't remember much discussion after that. Now over 4 months later we've got some new photos and the buzz is still minimal. I haven't heard any news on this for a while and I'm not sure I'm excited at the moment.
Originally slated for a summer release, Valkyrie was moved to its current release date on October 3rd. This is probably why we're not seeing or hearing anything; all marketing efforts are being focused on summer releases. I know I will eventually get excited again, I mean, it is Bryan Singer and it is Christopher McQuarrie, who wrote The Usual Suspects, and the cast does feature Tom Cruise, Eddie Izzard, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Kenneth Branagh, Terence Stamp, and the delightful Carice van Houten. I should be very excited with a line-up like that, but that first trailer wasn't too impressive, I suppose. Either way, enjoy this new eye candy.
I know that everyone's focus right now is on The Dark Knight or Iron Man or Indiana Jones IV or Wall-E, so it's a tough question to ask - but is this high on anyone's list? I remember there being a lot of talk about it last year, but it has since gone quiet. I do hope Valkyrie turns out great, and I'm sure the buzz will kick back in near the end of the summer, but it's still worth asking. How excited for Valkyrie are you?
Valkyrie is directed by Bryan Singer, who previously directed The Usual Suspects, X-Men 1 & 2, and Superman Returns. The film's screenplay was written by Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, The Way of the Gun) and Nathan Alexander. Valkyrie arrives in theaters on October 3rd.