Must Watch: Teaser Trailer for 'Nightcrawler' with Jake Gyllenhaal

July 23, 2014
Source: Huffington Post

Nightcrawler Trailer

The City Shines Brightest At Night… Whoa, this is definitely must watch! Open Road Films has debuted the first official teaser trailer to follow-up that viral teaser for Nightcrawler, a new indie drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a young man who "stumbles" upon the underground world of freelance crime journalism in Los Angeles. This trailer builds to a riveting crescendo with some gruesome footage and excellent shots throughout. Bill Paxton and Rene Russo appear briefly, but it's all about Gyllenhaal this time, who looks like he's still at the top of his game. Looking forward to catching this in the fall movie season. Give it a look.

Here's the first full teaser trailer for Dan Gilroy's Nightcrawler, uploaded directly to YouTube:

The only brief synopsis currently available says: A young man stumbles upon the underground world of L.A. freelance crime journalism. Nightcrawler is written and directed by Dan Gilroy, a screenwriter on Freejack, Chasers, Two for the Money, The Fall, Real Steel and The Bourne Legacy makes his feature directing debut with this film. The cast includes Bill Paxton, Rene Russo, Ann Cusack, Eric Lange and Kevin Rahm. While no other film festival debuts have been arranged yet, Open Road Films will be releasing the film this fall. Dan Gilroy's Nightcrawler will open in limited theaters on October 17th. See the viral teaser.


Above is the first poster for Nightcrawler, debuted by Huffington Post along with that trailer. Thoughts?

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  • Jon Odishaw
    Well, I'm impressed.
  • T. Hakeem
    That got hell'a creepy all of a sudden. Good stuff.
  • jay
    Wow, this just jumped way up on my personal most hyped list. Very excited now.
  • Stephen Ritchie
    The trailer really gave away a lot of spoilers, I already know the plot of the entire movie now through the clips they showed and I wish I hadn't watched it. They really need to start carefully constructing heavy spoilers out of trailers.
    • Brian Sleider
      All movies need to learn a thing from Dawn of the Apes, misdirection in trailers can be GOOD!!!
      • Stephen Ritchie
        Actually there was something with the Dawn of The Apes trailer which bothered me. The scene in the trailer where they showed Caesar in the house looking at the old video footage. At the point in the movie where Koba (allegedly) killed Caesar I was like, "Wait a minute, they didn't show that scene yet....". Then yeah I was like okay Caesar is still alive and he is coming back to save the day isn't he. Other than that I barely knew anything else major even watching it.
        • Brian Sleider
          I forgot that trailer in the movie, but you are right. I never thought Ceaser was dead though.
          • Mr Chatterbox
            So the misdirection didn't work then? Dawn of the Apes was very very predictable. The first one was much better.
          • Brian Sleider
            They never implied that he would die in the trailers, So nice try but the misdirection worked. No one went in think an ape was going to be the main antagonist, if you say you did, I call BS. All advertising was aimed to make Oldman the villain when in fact he had almost no part in the movie. Not to mention the trailer that had a battle ship steaming into the bay.
          • Guest
            As soon as this film started and we saw what scale a part Koba (the ape we all hated in the first one) was back it was clear this was going in a very classic story direction. I agree the trailers made it seem like the people vs apes, I am sure that's how they'll play the last one now. :/
          • Mr Chatterbox
            As soon as this film started and we saw what scale a part Koba (the ape we all hated in the first one) had in the film it was clear this was going in a very classic story direction. I agree the trailers made it seem like the people vs apes, I am sure that's how they'll play the last one now. :/
  • Vincent Cipollone
    This looks fucking great!
  • shiboleth
    what's wrong with Jake Gyllenhaal, lately he's making, mostly, good movies..?
  • NathanDewey
    Great stuff! I'm very interested. Jake is one of my favourite actors working today, he shined in Prisoners and Enemy. I love the look. From the tagline and the footage it looks like it's set primarily at night which is great, especially if it's shot this well. Cool poster. This movie came out of no where.
  • Terry Craig
    Dang, got a heavy Fincher vibe from the trailer. That's probably a good thing. Also lovin' the poster.
  • Mr Chatterbox
    Looks brilliant. Something different in a summer full of shit.
    • Charles Oosterhouse
      Well its coming out in October... so... yeah.
      • Mr Chatterbox
        Crap.. oh well, let the summer shit continue for now.
    Damn...color me impressed as FUCK! I did not see this one coming.
  • Jorrell Mcdaniel
    This trailer is fucking phenomenal. Eerie as all hell and Jake is looking excellent in the role. Definitely a must see for me, very excited for this. BTW That poster is soooo sick.
  • IamSlave
    You know Gyllnehaal is without a doubt one of my favorite actors. He took what could've been an average career in hollywood and has really turned into a great actor and picked great films/roles. I remember watching him in DD and Bubble boy and never though he'd turn into the great drama/action actor he has become. Good stuff Jake. Always a fan here.
  • cobrazombie
    Nice poster. Trailer looks great too.
  • WHO needs it?
  • Michael Kingscott
    Wow. Watched him recently in Enemy (wtf?!), just added this to the Watch List :-)




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