Watch: Second Fantastic Trailer for Roland Emmerich's 'Anonymous'

August 5, 2011
Source: YouTube

Anonymous Trailer

"Words… will prevail with listeners." Columbia has quietly unveiled a second full-length trailer for Roland Emmerich's Anonymous, or rather it just hit the web via YouTube and can be seen below. Similar to the teaser trailer for this, it features Radiohead music again, but I love it in this trailer, I think it works well despite this being Emmerich. Rhys Ifans stars as Edward de Vere, and is joined by David Thewlis, Joely Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave, Rafe Spall and Robert Emms. This thriller about William Shakespeare looks sharp and intense and—damnit—just entertaining, which we know Emmerich can deliver. I want to see this!

Watch the second full-length trailer for Roland Emmerich's Anonymous, straight from YouTube:

Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, Anonymous speculates on an issue that has intrigued academics and brilliant minds ranging from Mark Twain to Sigmund Freud, namely: who was the author of the plays credited to William Shakespeare? Anonymous poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when cloak-and-dagger political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court and schemes of greedy nobles hungry for power were exposed in the most unlikely of places: the London stage. Directed by Emmerich and written by John Orloff (A Mighty Heart, Legend of the Guardians). Anonymous will hit theaters on October 28th.

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  • Chazzy
    Yeah, despite the fact the Emmerich is directing this, I'm completely hooked.  Looks awesome, and I'm glad this trailer actually focused on the idea of Shakespeare, rather than mentioning it, then proceeding to show random battle scenes.
    • JL
      Exactly, @8aa625d9b33661723029cdc3ca3baa0d:disqus .  Roland Emmerich has made some stinkers, but this looks damned interesting.
  • Anyone know the song in the trailer? Definitely Thom Yorke.. never heard the song before though.
    • Shazam it
    • junk
      Radiohead - "Everything in Its Right Place"
  • Jacksonisaacson
    This looks like a winner.
  • tir na nog
    Looks really good,and anyone visiting London I would recommend the reconstructed Globe theatre as above in the trailer,its amazing.
  • This looks very good actually.
  • Sean
    Could this be an Oscar nominee?
  • Anonymous
    heck, yea! i love the looks of this - i want to see it as soon as it comes out.
  • Loser
    Have to agree this looks rather good, could be great 
  • Skywalker
    This is a snoozefest. Roland Emmerich is a one dimensional director that always breaks the rules in Act 3 that he sets up in Act I. In other words, he sucks ass. 
  • Asd
    Even though the concept that this movie is based on is ridiculous, the movie looks pretty cool.
  • Wjray
    Don't get splinters while you look in both directions. Suppressed truth makes compelling drama.  Emmerich took on what the universities never had the balls to.
  • Guy
    I don't care who Directed, this looks absolutely brilliant.
    • Glad to see some great praise without any Emmerich bashing!
      • JL
        I thought he was trying to be bad.  Bashing was supposed to be a way to complement the guy. ;p
      • JL
        But in all honesty, I think this looks pretty good.
  • This looks a complete mess. I predict 37% on rotten tomatoes, and I'm being generous. 
  • TTumMM
    Let's just hope this will not fail like his disaster movies.  But I admit that this looks good and the concept's great really hope Roland can deliver it.
  • Emmerich = crap
    • Anonymous
      Yeah, well...
  • grb
    Sorry to be overly dogmatic, but any movie advancing the silly theory Shakespeare wasn't Shakespeare is contemptible whatever it's cinematic merits. I felt the same thing about Stone's JFK. 'Course I know Shakespeare himself had less scruples dealing with history.......
    • Anonymous
      So, by your own admission, your position is untenable...
      • grb
        How so? I choose to rejected art which is deceitful on historical fact - when I believe that particular history important. Overwhelming evidence proves Shakespeare was Shakespeare and I find the authorship question important. Stone's stew of JFK conspiratorial nonsense was silly, but given Kennedy's death is painful U.S. history, I find lying about it wrong. On the other hand, whether Willy Shakespeare fibbed on Richard III means nothing to me, so break a leg........
  • Thedoors1983_
    I'm impressed. Did anyone say anything about incest between mother and son? in the other trailer you can see some risque scenes. Are we going to see a sex scene between mother and son?
  • Kevin
    I really can't believe so many people think this looks good.  Awful CGI (seriously... CGI in a period-piece? WTF?).  A ridiculous story.  And it's Roland Emmerich.  Looks terrible.
    • JL
      Unfortunately, there aren't too many whole cities anymore that look like they did hundreds of years ago.  😛
  • I usually love everything Emmerich has done, but this just doesn't raise my interest at all.
  • John Dee
    Anything involving the 'Oxfordians' is going to be rubbish. If people take this (which most won't) as a fictitious conspiracy movie a la 'The Da Vinci Code', then sure, looks like fun. Personally I think this looks pretty awful. 
  • Anonymous
    Personally, I think this looks like it might be worth the price of admission.  Which, IMHO, is saying quite a bit...




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