Watch: Nicolas Cage in WWII Disaster Movie 'USS Indianapolis' Trailer

May 5, 2016
Source: Variety

USS Indianapolis Trailer

"The Japanese are extremely disciplined adversaries, sir." Hannibal Classics and Patriot Pictures have debuted the first trailer for a WWII movie called USS Indianapolis, or in full the title is actually USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage. It's about the WWII ship the USS Indianapolis, which carried the Enola Gay bomber and pats of the atomic bomb across the Pacific, then later was torpedoed in the South Pacific in July of 1945. It sunk leaving many of the crew left stranded, drowning or dying in the ocean waiting 4 days for rescue. Nicolas Cage stars as Captain Charles B. McVay, who was court-mailed for "failing to zigzag", then exonerated more than half a century later. This looks like it has solid action, not so sure about the rest.

Here's the first official trailer for Mario Van Peebles's USS Indianapolis, originally from Variety:

USS Indianapolis

The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and relentless shark attacks. USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage is directed by Mexican actor-filmmaker Mario Van Peebles, of films like Love Kills, Baadasssss!, and Red Sky previously. The screenplay is written by Richard Rionda Del Castro and Cam Cannon. Saban Films will release USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage in theaters in the US, but no exact date is set yet. Stay tuned if you're interested. Read more about the USS Indianapolis sinking on Wikipedia. What do you make of this?

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  • Payne by name
    The director and poster give this a distinctly TV movie theme.
    • TheOct8pus
      Van Peebles? Classic actor....not sure about his directing though...
  • Stuntman Mike
    I'm not even gonna watch the trailer, the poster has me sold.
  • theslayer5150
    Not completely sold yet, but being a former U.S. Navy sailor I tend to check these movies out anyway. Maybe this will get that crap movie Battleship out of my head forever. One can only hope.
  • Nash
    The trailer gives away the entire story. It shows that the ship sinks, the crew is attacked by sharks, Nic survives and then goes to court. Even if you don't know the actual history of this case, this is about all there is to it, apart from the tragic end of McVays life. So what surprise could be left in this movie? Furthermore I see some not so good CGI, Nic with another hairpiece, Sizemore who as it appears doesn't have sexual intercourse on video, and Thomas Jane with a mustache. I am not sold yet.
    • theslayer5150
      Honestly, when a movie is done about a historical event that happened in the past, pretty much everyone knows how it's going to turn out, and what the ending will be (Titanic, Valkyrie, ect.) What makes a movie like that good or bad is in the WAY it tells the story that we all know the outcome to, and who the actors portray the roles they are in.
      • Nash
        Point is, this your typical American historic drama, The rest of the world does not know the outcome or has even heard of the USS Indianapolis. Why, show them the outcome of the story in the trailer? And why show the outcome of the story to the people who already know the outcome? What is the added value of that? I am not sold yet because I don't see this trailer doing anything other then showing the entire story of the movie. And in my opinion the trailer doesn't show that the story is told in some special way that makes the movie worth watching.
  • Steven
    Who plays Quint?
    • jason
      Robert Shaw, a superb british actor.
  • Jimmy Rabbitte
    I'm surprised it took this long after "Jaws" for someone to finally make this movie. Quint's USS Indianapolis speech is basically an idea pitch embedded within a film; and where Spielberg has raved about the scene for years, you'd think he would have at least attempted to develop the project back in the day.
  • Jimmy Rabbitte
    I'm surprised it took this long after "Jaws" for someone to finally make this movie. Quint's USS Indianapolis speech is basically an idea pitch embedded within a film; and where Spielberg has raved about the scene for years, you'd think he would have at least attempted to develop the project back in the day.
    • TheOct8pus
      When Mario Van Peebles pitched this movie, he just played the Quint scene and then said, "So? You guys in?"
  • grimjob
    Show me the way to go home. I'm tired and I want to go bed...
  • TheOct8pus
    Another gem in Nicholas Cage's career....
    • grimjob
      What the hell happened to him? Used to be so good.
      • TheOct8pus
        I guess the Taxman happened to him...
        • grimjob
  • I am very cautious about a Nicolas Gage movie, but this isn't bad at all. On my List. By the way :London has fallen wasn't that bad, just fun too watch and there is a epic shootout scene in it.
  • Scott Malo
    Court-Mailed? Do you mean court martial?
  • i would take the "based of" with a pinch of salt. sometimes 90% of the events get a loose adaptation to make the movie more "palatable" to this action driven audience.
  • reaperdaddy
    the movie looks "watchable", but the poster for it is one hell of a photoshop disaster....
  • shiboleth
    Well, Nic, wish you luck with this one... Maybe this is the way picking better films than usual. Hope so ...
  • redtie
    I really liked all the alluring words in quotes.
  • Miguel Hernandez
    Mario Van Peebles is mexican? LOL Well that is a new one
  • KLD
    Lordy, looks like typical Nic Cage crap. Too bad it is based on the USS Indianapolis story. Their tale deserves a lot more respect than this straight to VOD junk.
  • jason
    I bet you all characters are GQ models who survive the shark attack. Well, Except for that sweetheart who pretends to be a great-american but is eaten in order to save a poor black sailor. Another revisionist drama based on a script written by a holocaust survivor...




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