Must Watch: Rowan Woods' Winged Creatures Trailer
by Alex Billington
August 2, 2008
Peace Arch has unveiled the trailer for Rowan Woods' ensemble drama Winged Creatures. I'd heard that this film was possibly going to be something great, but this just looks downright amazing! Obviously not everyone will appreciate fantastic indie dramas like this, especially coming off a comic book movie high, but we're a month away from the Toronto Film Festival which means it's time for me to get back into the mood for indies. Winged Creatures features a phenomenal ensemble cast, including Forest Whitaker, Kate Beckinsale, Jackie Earle Haley, Guy Pearce, Jennifer Hudson, Dakota Fanning, and Josh Hutcherson. If you have a moment to spare, I highly suggest you watch this trailer - you'll get a glimpse at what great independent filmmaking looks like and you may even take an interest.
Watch the trailer for Winged Creatures:
Winged Creatures is directed by Rowan Woods, of The Boys and Little Fish previously, with a script penned by first-time screenwriter Roy Freirich. The film first premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June but doesn't have any real reviews just yet. Peace Arch Entertainment is releasing Winged Creatures in limited theaters starting this fall. The latest poster for the film is featured below.
Reader Feedback - 26 Comments
I don't think you need to lose your way to find it.
DCompose on Aug 2, 2008
I think it looks wonderful!
Lolly on Aug 2, 2008
eh....im not sure i see what your seeing alex.
Heckle on Aug 2, 2008
Keith on Aug 3, 2008
Looks ok. Not interested, though.
Nettle on Aug 3, 2008
wow hopefully this will make me forget that lame movie known as "crash"
Jont on Aug 3, 2008
jennifer hudson does not deserve an oscar
CHICKImonkey on Aug 3, 2008
The trailer looks good ..and the story looks new and promising ... and by the say that is first time to see Dakota Fanning in such a grown up look ...now she look more real and more serious ... #6 I am agree with you 100% Jennifer Hudson was a big mistake .... 😉 I mean giving her an Oscar was the mistake ...and I hate when they choose her now for a small parts in some movies like Sex and the City or this one ... just to mention that we got an Oscar winner in the movie too ...
Shero on Aug 3, 2008
looks interesting. on a completely unrelated note: http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/news/12-things-that-made-comic-con-2008-worth-the-trip.php #8 - Watching Alex Billington Get Ejected from Hall H lol...
donny on Aug 3, 2008
nice ill see anything with fanning or whitaker
Josh on Aug 3, 2008
great cast i guess i check this film out when i see it.
Curtis on Aug 3, 2008
lol @ #9!!
Carlos on Aug 3, 2008
disagree with all of you - this looks forced and definitely setup as Oscar bait - looks boring and predicitable..
dom on Aug 3, 2008
Looks like a compelling story with a great cast. I'll check it out for shure.
Zerge on Aug 3, 2008
Thanks for posting up this trailer Alex! I had my eye on this project for a while and it looks VERY good. On a side not, that looked NOTHING like Beckinsale or Pearce or is it just me?
Ryan on Aug 3, 2008
That does look good!
Richard on Aug 3, 2008
I agree with #14 about this looking slightly forced for Oscar season, BUT I still think it looks amazing simply because it looks like the type of movie designed to make the audience think and evaluate life from different perspectives. Those tend to be my favorite types of movies, and another big bonus is Kate Beckinsale being in the movie. She makes me think too, she makes me think about how hot she is, and that alone makes it a great movie. This is high on my must see list for the fall. Hopefully it will actually play in a theater near me.
ImaginaryVisionary on Aug 3, 2008
I agree with someone below who said Jennifer Hudson didn't necessarily deserve that Oscar. Of course her singing was amazing, but the acting? Not up to par......and sex in the city? NO. What even was the purpose of that character? I think just to move the plot along. But I'm still waiting for her to prove herself, and maybe she will in this. She's still got a chance in my eyes..... Also, I can't WAIT to see lil' Dakota a little more grown up and being a serious preteen instead of a serious child actor.....and of course Forrest Whitaker's gonna be awesome....when has he not been? HE deserves HIS oscar.....
Maria on Aug 4, 2008
What a treat! Two excellent trailers in a week..first, the Harry Potter, and now this. I have a feeling this might be this year's Magnolia. In agreement with the Jennifer Hudson comments, but I hear her part is very small in this, and that Kate Beckingsale rocks!
kitano0 on Aug 4, 2008
Just one more thing..Dakota Fanning is not a "child actor", in the usual way, if she ever has been. For an example of great acting by anyone ever, check her out in "Man on Fire". The scenes in the car with her and Denzel are fantastic. (IMHO)
kitano0 on Aug 4, 2008
Looks like the sort of film that if you watched it with a hangover it would make you weep uncontrollably at the brutality of mankind and how messed up life can get. Wouldn't go to the flicks for it though.
Crapola on Aug 4, 2008
Wow. I got lost (in the good way) even in the trailer. I can only imagine how completely enthralling the movie'll be. Looks great
Clamson on Aug 4, 2008
the characters seem very generic
twispious on Aug 5, 2008
This looks amazing, but a bit too depressing perhaps. The cast is fantastic though. Including Jennifer Hidson, who deserves her Oscar, and Forest Whitaker, who deserves his.
kevjohn on Aug 5, 2008
It seems really good, still a drama, but I definitelly wanna watch it. Not only for Whitaker and the grown ups , but for the ex child (now teens) Josh Hutcherson and Dakota Fanning...they are really good actors can´t wait to see them now in a rated movie...
Michaela on Aug 5, 2008
Need to agree with #21. Fanning was very good in Man on Fire. I love that movie. for multiple reasons. Fanning tends to surprise me. I may see this.
dave13 on Aug 6, 2008
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