Must Watch: First Trailer for 'Z for Zachariah' Starring Margot Robbie

June 4, 2015
Source: Apple

Z for Zachariah Trailer

"There's gotta be an explanation…" Yes! Get a look at one of my favorite sci-fi features from Sundance this year. The first trailer for Z for Zachariah has debuted, the next film from Compliance director Craig Zobel, adapted from an old sci-fi novel by Robert C. O'Brien. Margot Robbie stars, playing one of the only survivors in a post-apocalyptic world, existing day-by-day in a valley untouched by radiation. One day she comes across Loomis, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor. Months later they come across Caleb, played by Chris Pine. This trailer does show quite a bit, so if you want to go into this fresh better not watch. But I really love this film and how many layers there are to it, so I say watch anyway. Just make sure you get a ticket to see it.

Here's the first official trailer for Craig Zobel's Z for Zachariah, in high def from Apple:

Z for Zachariah

Z for Zachariah is directed by Craig Zobel (Concussion) and written by relatively unknown writer Nissar Modi, based on Robert C. O'Brien's book of the same name. Ann Burden (Margot Robbie) is completely alone. The world as she once knew it is gone, ravaged by a nuclear war that has taken everyone from her. For the past year, she has lived in a remote valley with no evidence of any other survivors. But the smoke from a distant campfire shatters Ann's solitude and soon two strangers (Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor) enter her valley. The film first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and was one of our favorites films this year. Grindstone Entertainment will release Z for Zachariah in select theaters starting August 21st this summer.

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  • ragethorn
    I'm in line already.
  • Will Forte already did it!
    • Scopedog
      Nope, Robert C. O'Brian did....:)
  • Xerxexx
    love triangle? Boo.
    • Akirakorn
      You forgot the dog.
      • Xerxexx
        I am ashamed!
  • Bo
    Thanks, Alex. I'll take your word on this one as the trailer does make the film look like it seems as you say. I really like Robbie and especially like Ejiofor. His work in the trailer is pretty intense. I also believe I'll try to get the book and read it before the film comes out. Thanks again.
  • Stalyan
    Yeah one of my favorite books as a kid was of the same name. This looks a lot like it until Chris Pine shows up...the book only has 2 characters. Why make a movie based on a book and then change it THAT much?? Probably wont see this now and I was really stoked when I heard about it last year.
    • Payne by name
      Just like I am Legend and World War Z then.
      • New Netflix genre: AINOs (Adaptation In Name Only)
        • Akirakorn
          We can add Wanted (with Jolie and McAvoy) to that list too.
    • shiboleth
      I haven't read the book but I see where you're going. And totally agree ...
  • lindsay george
    sounds to me, like it's just a remake of....'The World, The Flesh, and The Devil' which stared Harry Belafonte, and Mel Ferrer back in the 50's. I think i'm right! We'll see how this one pans out.
    • Scopedog
      It's based on a novel, actually....but I see where you're coming from with the comparison (and TWTFATD was based on a novel too, I think). The original novel was quite good, and was written by the writer who penned the source novel for THE SECRET OF NIMH.
      • Looks like someone else beat me to mention of TWTFATD (a favorite of mine), and yes, this is strongly reminiscent of that with the emphasis being on the woman in the story rather than one of the men.
  • Nic
    It's the end of the world but we're all still beautiful.
    It would be awesome if this were cut with a darker cover of Three Dog Night's "One is The Loneliest Number."
    • Huck PS
      Haha! I just read your Cartel Land comment and now I truly imagine you watch trailers and think "What would be a good song for this?"
      • DAVIDPD
        Nah man. I just multitask.
  • EdmondDantes
    This is the thriller version of Will Forte's sitcom The Last Man on Earth. Less characters but exactly the same concept.
    • Terry Craig
      Exactly, and there's also the blueprint for the series, minus the comedy but with more visual brillance: The Quiet Earth (1985).
  • Huck PS
    Edmond Dantes hit it right on the head. The Last Man on Earth. This looks nice enough though, so I'm watching it for sure. I am gonna go out on a limb and say that I am done with Chiwetel Ejiofor's crying face. Give the man a tissue and stop validating him!
  • Why?
    Anyone remember Cold Creek Manor with Stephen Dorff. I immediately got that vibe.
    • Lagoya
      Stephen Dorf? ...Oh you mean La Magra!
  • Well, I can't get enough Ejiofor. Who knows, this might decent.
  • Mark Alters
    I feel like I just watched the entire movie.
  • Casey C
    Why is she in her 20s? Ann Burden is supposed to be a teenager. its part of what makes Loomis desire to create a colony with her, despite her thinking she could eventually marry him, so creepy. and where the hell does a second man come into it? It was two people and a dog. that was sort of the point - adam and eve, the potenital last two survivors. ugh




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