Worth Watching - May 10: Josh Hartnett's August Trailer
by Alex Billington
May 10, 2008
The first real trailer for Austin Chick's latest directorial effort titled August has officially debuted. The film is about the 2001 dot com bubble burst. Remember all those websites that made it big then blew up and disappeared when all of that glory fell apart in late 2001? This movie is about one of them, Tom, played by Josh Hartnett, and his website called Landshark. This film really touches too close to home, but thankfully there isn't another bubble burst in sight and Hartnett's website was much more different than this one. Either way, I was quite entertained by this trailer and definitely want to check it out. Plus it's got David Bowie, who really needs to be in more movies - he always kicks ass. Thoughts?
August first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this January, but I missed it myself. The film currently only has a 40% on Rotten Tomatoes. Ed Douglas over at ComingSoon gave it a positive review, saying, "Despite the interminably slow pace, there's aspects of this film that stick with you despite it not being nearly as immediate as Wall Street, but the worthwhile attempts at creating realistic character dynamics and situations within a very specific era in New York is notable for sure."
Watch the first trailer for August:
You can also watch the August trailer in High Definition on MySpace
August is directed by Austin Chick, of XX/XY previously, with a script written by Howard A. Rodman, of Joe Gould's Secret and Savage Grace previously. The film initially premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and is being distributed by First Look Studios. August will arrive in limited theaters starting on July 11th this summer. The latest poster for the film is featured below.
Eh. And was that a nicotine patch on Tunney's arm?!?!?!
Ryan on May 10, 2008
They are ripping the Bittersweet life poster.
Discateia on May 10, 2008
it doesn't look very good -- even with bowie. i'd say watch Startup.com again and call it a day.
jeff on May 11, 2008
I'll be the first to say I find this extremely fascinating and think it'll make a great movie. I think Josh Hartnett's got some acting cred, and this continues to push his envelope, and put his character in a mode of survival. We all know how it ends, but throw Bowie in, and as far as I'm concerned- I'll end up watching this someday. And that poster actually looks pretty cool - although a bit of a Scarface ripoff, ennit?
Djo Fortunado on May 12, 2008
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