Watch: Tom Hanks in First Compelling Trailer for 'Captain Phillips'
"Listen up - we have been boarded by armed pirates..." Sony has debuted the first full-length UK trailer for Captain Phillips, directed by Paul Greengrass of the Bourne movies, starring Oscar winner Tom Hanks as Captain Richard Phillips, commander of the shipping vessel the MV Maersk Alabama, which was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009. This is one of those trailers that looks so damn good it will give you the chills, just the setup and how it opens, telling the story while focused on Phillips. I love Greengrass' intense style anyway, but this looks like it'll be riveting from start to finish and I'm more than interested in seeing it.
Watch the first official trailer for Paul Greengrass' Captain Phillips, originally from UK's The Guardian:
Tells the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. Phillips spent three days as a hostage of the Somali pirates before being rescued by Navy SEALs in a raid. His heroic exploits landed him a book deal and it's Phillips' own memoir, A Captain's Story: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs and Dangerous Days at Sea, that was optioned by Sony. Captain Phillips is directed by Paul Greengrass, of the Bourne Trilogy, Bloody Sunday, United 93 and Green Zone previously. The screenplay was written by Billy Ray (Flightplan, Breach, State of Play). The film arrives in theaters on October 11th later this year.