Must Watch: Bradley Cooper in First 'American Sniper' Teaser Trailer

October 2, 2014
Source: Apple

American Sniper Teaser Trailer

"If you think he's reporting troop movement, you have a green light. Your call, over." Warner Bros has just unveiled the first teaser trailer for American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper as "the most lethal sniper in U.S. history." Yep, this is going to be huge with American audiences, that's for sure. The film is, on top of it all, directed by Clint Eastwood and tells the real story of Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL sniper who recounts his military career which includes more than 150 confirmed kills. This very chilling, minimal teaser builds upon the silent intensity of a sniper and how much it's all about killing people from afar. Hell of a first tease.

Here's the first teaser trailer for Clint Eastwood's American Sniper, in high def from Apple:

American Sniper is directed by Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, Flags of Our Fathers) and written by Jason Dean Hall (Paranoia). The film is based on Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's autobiography titled American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History with a screenplay adapted by Jason Hall, who wrote Paranoia. It tells the story of how Kyle racked up the most confirmed kills for an American during his time in the armed forces while his wife raises their children as he fights overseas. Warner Bros. releases the film Christmas Day with a wide release coming January 16th.

American Sniper

First poster artwork for Clint Eastwood's American Sniper as seen above direct from Apple's trailer listing.

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    AHHH YEAH! Classic American GET SOME film. I loved LONE SURVIVOR and this too looks right up my alley.
  • Matthew
    Looks great but as for this teaser... just a honest tactical question... if he has time to relay back to base, cannot he not inform the group of troops of a potential threat behind and to maybe take cover or someone go approach? Meh, film looks great, will be there day 1.
    • Dennis Olivares
      The Marines on the ground see that woman and child already. Hes simply getting the geeenlight to take the shot. Since those Marines may not see the hand off that occurred.
    • avconsumer2
      If that scene is depicting the same one in the book I'm thinking of, that woman actually had a grenade & would've likely detonated (or thrown towards the squad/platoon,) immediately upon being approached (in the book, she does drop the object in question after being neutralized and there is a subsequent explosion). No idea if it's depicting another instance, but probably some "artistic license" taken there.
  • Stephen Ritchie
    Oh great more propaganda! At least the word "American" is in the title so we know who it's aimed for (no pun intended).
    • Xerxexx
      Bye bye see ya.
      • Stephen Ritchie
        Just sayin I might still see the movie, looks like a fun time. I was just giving a critique that a terrible writer wrote the script for it and Eastwood hasn't been on the top of his game for a while. But hey who knows. Gosh I don't know why yall give me a hard time, yah know sometimes trailers are better than the movie right meaning yah never know if the movie is gonna be good just because the trailer is good, like we haven't even seen a quarter of the movie yet to judge.
        • Xerxexx
          I get the complaint. Any war film is gonna be propganda.
          • Stephen Ritchie
            In my opinion there is two types of war films that can be made, one that shows the actual history according to events portrayed without being completely biased towards one side and showing it in a proper manner. The other type being slightly altered history and loosely based on actual events while being completely biased towards one side, that is propaganda.
          • Gaser
            Please share which films for you have done both...just curious?
          • Disagree brother. I don't think "any" war film is propaganda.
          • Xerxexx
            Got me there...I think I misunderstand that word at time. The movie judging by the trailer does not seem promote war...honestly I can't think of many pro war films...Battle LA maybe...nah.
          • I can think of The Green Berets with John Wayne as 1 example of a war propaganda film. Literally backed by LBJ.
        • Xerxexx
          I don't mind your opinions.
    • Have you ever looked up the definition of propaganda? Did that trailer seem to promote war to you? Do you think that trailer makes every person want to see it? You think people want to watch a film that potentially depicts a child being killed and will feel it's glorified? You, sir, have a strange definition of propaganda. However, I get the reservations about Jason Dean Hall writing the script, but I'd bet in the hands of a better director, like Mr. Eastwood, it will do fine. Director Robert Luketic isn't known for churning out quality work, as was the case again with Paranoia. And no, Jersey Boys was not a box office hit, but that doesn't mean Eastwood has lost his touch. His last good directorial effort was Invictus in 2009.
      • ColtNoir
        man, it's not worth responding. look at his past comments, he's trolling just to get a rise.
        • You're right, but in this instance I think Stephen needs to think intellectually and not just spew the first thing that hits his skull. It's okay to have an opinion, just put some thought into it first. Anyway, you're right...
    • I can see people being misled by the title much like people we're misled by Springsteen's 'Born in the USA'. People, to this day, still see the song as a national anthem but the song actually points out Springsteen's lost friends and the desperation/sacrifice that went on. So that said, I can see your ignorant step to jump to the conclusion about 'only two types of war movies'. Ahhhh the internet.
  • Xerxexx
    I'm in. This looks like a thriller.
  • JCA
    Patriotic true story, accomplished director, beloved lead actor, this has Oscar winner written all over it. It does look good though.
  • One of the finest trailers I've seen in a while. Absolutely gripping. Tearjerking in that 2 minutes, knowing what horrifying decision he has to make. I will see this.
  • IamSlave
    I let out a "oh shit" at the end of that. Great use of a trailer.
  • Bl00dwerK
    Seeing this...
  • TXSteadyEddie
    Great trailer...I'll see it. If nothing else I'd like to see if Jesse "The Body" gets laid out cold while trashing Navy SEALS. I'd pay $15.00 to see that alone.
    • avconsumer2
      via Chris Kyle wiki... "The film does not portray the alleged incident involving Ventura." After Ventura filed (& won) the defamation lawsuit, that section was removed from all future versions of the book by court order. Still some pending litigation though.
  • Jonathan
    Oh wow, looks really good! I wish it wasn't based on a true story though. Remember dramatic fiction? Those were the days.
  • IT too IT 2
    SAME----SAME -- - - -SAME - - torture PORN. Franchise slum Hollywood continues to pitch People magazine level 'controversy', and Eastwood's 'on board'. MEANWHILE, one and all continue to 'mysteriously overlook' ------------the awesomely relevant, ------------------------21st century DEFINING, ------------------------------------yet unfolding -------------------------------------------- - - - KOREAN WAR. BEWARE
    • Xerxexx
    • avconsumer2
      Well alrighty then.
  • Jamie Holmes
    I'll see anything Eastwood touches.
  • HarryFiddleSticks
    Now that's a good trailer
    • OfficialJab
      But it didn't really go BWUM BWUM BWUM and cut to black which is what makes a trailer good.
  • Gator McKlusky
    Fuck me, that was tense!
  • Rock n Rollllll
    Nice teaser! Clint Eastwood movies are the best! Brad is the man too.
  • avconsumer2
    Looks good. Cooper's a great actor & I have faith Clint will do this justice. Hope the screenplay is decent.
  • 150 kills, must have some dark nights that guy. Seems interesting enough.
    • Robert Houghtby
      150 confirmed, over 200 possible. When someone said, "you must like killing people" he said every time he pulled the trigger he saved 10 lives. Incredible book.
  • JBrotsis
    What a great way to close 2014 this year with this and "Fury"!
  • Ouch! No fighting! :) Everyone take it easy.
  • shiboleth
    shitty situation for a sniper. Somehow it showcases the shitty situation US is in with the whole Middle East. And things don't get easier, no sir... I tend to like Eastwood, so I hope he won't mess this up...
  • Richie G
    Crazy suspense in a short teaser! Much respect. Very sad how accurate this portrayal potentially is to reality
  • dawko
    Doesn't tell you much about the movie, but a cool teaser.




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