Sylvain Chomet's Animated Film 'The Illusionist' First Trailer
A different kind of animation for your cinematic entertainment today. The first full international trailer for The Triplets of Belleville director Sylvain Chomet's new film The Illusionist has debuted (via SlashFilm & TheMovieBox). Chomet is an acclaimed French filmmaker with a very distinct and beautiful animation style with whimsical and entertaining stories as well. The Illusionist is, obviously, about an illusionist, the story of a "dying breed of stage entertainer whose thunder is being stolen by emerging rock stars." But he meets a young fan who changes his life forever. How charming! This actually does look really good, so check it out!
Watch the first international trailer for Sylvain Chomet's The Illusionist:
The Illusionist was written and directed by Oscar nominated French filmmaker Sylvain Chomet, of animated short La Bieille Dame et les Pigeons and critically acclaimed 2003 animated film The Triplets of Belleville as well as a segment in Paris Je T'aime. The script was written by Chomet and famed French director Jacques Tati, of classics like The School for Postmen, Mr. Hulot's Holiday, and Playtime. It premiered at the Berlin and Edinburgh Film Festivals earlier this year. Sony Pictures Classics will again be bringing The Illusionist to theaters, but hasn't set a US release date for it yet. Stay tuned, as I expect this to hit theaters in the fall!