Must Watch: Teaser Trailer for Anton Corbijn's The American

May 3, 2010
Source: Yahoo

The American Teaser Trailer

Focus Features has debuted a teaser trailer for Anton Corbijn's The American starring George Clooney as a hitman on his last assignment in Italy. But like all hitmen movies, he falls in love with a woman he's not supposed to be in contact with, and things go awry, mainly involving other people hunting him down. I think Corbijn is a fantastic visual director, I just hope the script is a lot more engaging than Control. We've been following this project closely for a while and this trailer definitely delivers, but I'm wondering if the female hitman who appears a few times is part of the plot that is now spoiled or what? Anyway, take a look below!

Watch the teaser trailer for Anton Corbijn's The American:

You can also watch the teaser for The American in High Definition on Yahoo

The American is directed by Dutch visual artist and filmmaker Anton Corbijn, whose only other feature film was Control from 2007, but he's directed numerous music videos as well. The script was written by Rowan Joffe (of Last Resort and 28 Weeks Later) and is based on Martin Booth's novel A Very Private Gentleman. This was shot independently by Corbijn both in Italy and Sweden last year and is being distributed by Focus Features in the US. The American will arrive in theaters starting on Wednesday, September 1st, this fall.

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  • Aladdin Sane
    Control was a fantastic character study. I think it says more about the viewer than the film if one didn't find the script engaging.
  • Panda
    Looks Sweet. =) Thumbs up.
  • max s.
    need to see more to determine if i'm gonna see it or not
  • I thought Control was great too. This looks less grim and a little sunnier, with a smattering of killing thrown in for fun.
  • Kevin Baughman
    I agree with #1. Control was excellent.
  • jake the snake
    This looks pretty interesting and I'm glad to see Clooney taking a different role for once.
  • Ben
    Sorry Alex, but Control was one of the best films of last decade. I agree with #1
  • movie mike
    I think this looks pretentious, and dull. All that corny "god on my side" dialogue is so old hat. Give me a break!
  • People's Champ
    Control was a real good movie. You gotta be nuts to think other wise. I'm not really looking forward to this movie.
  • Angry Chief
    Looks great. Though, I can't help to think something... What if at the end of this movie, a mustachio'd Clooney dies while sitting on a diving board while talking to Sam Rockwell? I would laugh...yet also feel fulfilled.
  • Bash
    Nothing original here to see. Keep moving, keep moving...
  • harrison
    big fan of clooneys but this looks like one big cliche, same story been hammered to death
  • Yes, we've seen action films like this before, but would you rather a remake or a sequel? At least it's an original script, even if it may be a tired story. If it's executed well then it'll be a an enjoyable experience. Whenever I find myself upset by a cliched concept I just think about Taken and it makes me feel much better.
    hmmm..... show me another trailer then maybe this one didnt seem convincing
  • Angry Chief
    This is just Confessions of a Dangerous Mind minus Sam Rockwell and any humor.
  • DoomCanoe
    meh Alex you've been REALLY into some strange trailers lately
  • sickdoghats
    if george clooney is not the star of the new splinter cell movie im not going to see it not at the theater not on dvd never.
  • Cody w
    LOL @16 though I do agree he looks perfect the part of Sam Fisher, he doesnt have the voice for it nor that trademark bad-assery the character needs on screen.
  • badeboom
    Blue orange, blue orange, blue orange.
  • Movieraider321
    I think this looks great and considering Focus Features has never released a bad film I'm down for this.
  • L
    Clooney looks like he's 60 in this.
  • RPD
    Count me in...
  • 1544K
    Hrmmm....looks kinda of boring. Clooney seems to be phoning it in.
    that looks quite good.
  • coswell
    Looks interesting and am looking forward to see Irina Björklund in this! Go go Finnish actresses! 😛
  • Quanah
    What's with the dull soundtrack attached?
  • Voice of Reason
    CONTROL was an amazing movie....i have faith
  • KING
    id watch it
  • AgentMcQueen
    Does it seem like only Alex had any sort of difficulty/engagement with Control?... :-O
  • Looks good, Clooney starring again on an action thriller, I liked the Peacemaker btw.




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