Next Trailer for Ang Lee's War Drama 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk'

October 27, 2016
Source: YouTube

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Trailer

"Make it about something bigger than yourself…" Sony Pictures has debuted the second official trailer for Ang Lee's adaptation of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, an emotional look at the Iraq war as seen through the eyes of a soldier being honored during halftime at a football game. The first teaser trailer was impressive, and this new trailer hints at even more potential for Ang Lee's 3D 120FPS drama about the emotional toll of war. Joe Alwyn stars as Billy Lynn, and the cast includes Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel, Garrett Hedlund, Steve Martin, Chris Tucker and many others. The film premiered at the New York Film Festival earlier this month to mixed reviews, most criticizing the HFR. This is quite an intense trailer.

Here's the second official trailer for Ang Lee's Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, from Sony's YouTube:

You can still watch the first teaser trailer for Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk here, to compare the footage.

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Poster

An infantryman recounts the final hours before he and his fellow soldiers return to Iraq. Also starring Ben Platt, Tim Blake Nelson, Makenzie Leigh, Beau Knapp. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk is directed by veteran Oscar-winning Taiwanese filmmaker Ang Lee, of Sense and Sensibility, The Ice Storm, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Brokeback Mountain, Lust Caution, Taking Woodstock and Life of Pi previously. The screenplay is written by Jean-Christophe Castelli, adapted from Ben Fountain's very popular novel of the same name. This was filmed at 120FPS in 3D, but we're not sure of exact release plans. Sony Pictures will open Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk in theaters everywhere starting November 11th, 2016 this fall.

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  • What a weird looking movie.
    • cuckoozey
      My sentiments exactly, and I'm not sure it's just the 120FPS.
    I like the ambivalence of the trailer. Not really sure how it will play out, but I am interested.
  • shiboleth
    Ouch. Vin Diesel and Steve Martin in the same film. Directed by Ang Lee. The one I admired for Ice Storm. Terrible, just terrible ...
    • tarek
      You try too hard
      • shiboleth
        Sometimes, I guess. Or the filmmakers are not trying enough. Anyway, there are still good film choices and I just don't want to get stuck with bad ones ...
  • Oriyan J. Ovadia
    Still not sure where Ang Li is going with this. Personally I'm bit tired of patriotic war dramas, but the small buzz is keeping me intrigued.
    • tarek
      go burn a flag then




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