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Watch: Olympics Preview for Angelina Jolie's New Movie 'Unbroken'

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February 16, 2014
Source: YouTube

Unbroken First Look

"To persevere, I think, is important for everybody. Don't give up, don't give in..." This actually looks damn good. In connection with the ongoing Winter Olympics, Universal (part of NBC) has debuted an extended 3-minute "preview" for the new Angelina Jolie-directed movie Unbroken. The story is actually about an Olympian, one Louis "Louie" Zamperini, played in this (once he's older) by Jack O'Connell, who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII—only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. This trailer plays like a full TV promo, with voiceover and the real Zamperini making an appearance, but it's effective. I'm hooked, I want to see it.

Here's the first Olympics Preview for Angelina Jolie's Unbroken, direct from Universal on YouTube:

Additionally, a few photos of Angelina Jolie working on set directing the film. Photos are from Universal.

Angelina Jolie's Unbroken

Angelina Jolie's Unbroken

Angelina Jolie's Unbroken

Angelina Jolie (who last directed In the Land of Blood and Honey) directs Unbroken as her sophomore filmmaking effort, also producing the film which has a script from William Nicholson (Les Misérables) and Richard LaGravenese (Behind the Candelabra), later rewritten by Joel and Ethan Coen and based on Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling novel. The will to push through any obstacle, the drive to not give into defeat. The epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini (O’Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII—only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Domhnall Gleeson (About Time) also stars. Universal will release Jolie's Unbroken starting on December 25th, 2014, Christmas Day, this year.

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  • Greg dinskisk
    At the very least, it looks to be very well shot. The little dialogue that was heard was quite good as well, the radio bit... I'm incredibly excited for this. Hopefully it's as good as it's made out to look.
  • DAVIDPD
    A lot of potential for this one.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YGEVuJ4mM Carpola
    Cheese.
    • Charlie Hard
      Douche
      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YGEVuJ4mM Carpola
        Douché. With the amount of WW2 movies that have came out, you'd think sending all those young men to die was the greatest thing we've ever done.
        • Charlie Hard
          You sir are a moron.
          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YGEVuJ4mM Carpola
            Thanks
  • Damon King
    Looks so dramatized.
    • Charlie Hard
      Who would have thought the story of a WWII POW would be dramatic? (rolls eyes)
      • Damon King
        SPOILER ALERT: He is still alive and who gives a shit.
  • kandy830
    my Aunty Amelia got a new blue Land Rover LR4 only from working part time off a home computer... helpful hints C­a­s­h­D­u­t­i­e­s­.­ℂ­o­m
  • daletv
    Written by Joel and Ethan Coen? I'm in for that alone.
    • Damon King
      All jews should die
  • Llewyn Davis
    Thank god, I thought it wasn't going to mention the Coen bros
  • Damon King
    Yawn. Another sad attempt at making the US look like anything but the fascist, imperialist, monster that it is. I'm sorry but the US was not the "Good guy" during WWII. They lied about the Holocaust and attacked Japan without warning. The US is pure evil and I refuse to watch a movie make that tries to portray them as anything but racist, fascist, pigs.
    • Jordan
      Attacked Japan without warning?! HAHAHA, do you know what Pearl Harbor is?
      • Sara Ahmed
        JORDAN:- PEARL HARBOR happened when there were war between America & Japan but then the war was over and AMERICA dropped the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki although the war was over causing so many damage on the japanies people IF you are an american i am sorry but (DAMON) is right this is the true AMERICA isn't that good sorry again but she never made anything good ever and when i say AMERICA I MEAN her GOVERNMENT,POLITICIANS AND PRESIDENTS not the people at first i thought all Americans but i met some of them and figurout that no people are actually nice sometimes crazy haha.but nice let's go back to the first.if you saw what america did in IRAQ AFGANISTAN VITNAM AND NOW SYRIA you will see how many children have become Orphans,how many men and women they kiiled and how damage they did to their countries all that for what and please don't tell because they had weapons and these things they tell you on TV because they never say the truth.the truth is right in front of your eyes all you need to do is to open them search,hear,listen and think don't let them tell you what to think you have to teach yourself how to think not what to think my dear friend that is the difference between us and animals we have brain only if we use it right.sorry for lengthening hope you understand
    • Sara Ahmed
      i am with you on that but you know the story of the man himself is inspirational i mean let's forget that this is america that he is fighting for if you were fighting for your country and fall in the hands of the enemy and still have the courage to fight alone to not allow them to enslaves you to free your self to become a man with a goal from a silly little kid for me that is something worth my watch not because america or anything the man him self said at the end of the trailer if you watched "that everybody must not give up" nothing impossible ;) ^~^

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