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Watch: First Full Teaser Trailer for Rod Lurie's 'Straw Dogs' Remake

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May 13, 2011
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Straw Dogs Trailer

"Don't worry about that, we're all going to get what we deserve." ScreenGems has debuted a teaser trailer for the long-awaited remake of Straw Dogs, the 1971 thriller starring Dustin Hoffman. This new version, from director Rod Lurie, stars a fresh new cast, including James Marsden and Kate Bosworth as out of towners who relocate to the deep South and encounter trouble with the locals. Alexander Skarsgård, Walton Goggins and Drew Powell also star. There are some very ominous shots and this trailer has a very unique structure, but I'm not really into it. Looks like something we've already seen many times before.

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L.A. screenwriter David Sumner (Marsden) relocates with his wife to her hometown in the Deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with the locals becomes more than a threat.

Straw Dogs is both written and directed by Israeli filmmaker Rod Lurie, of The Contender, The Last Castle, The Nazi, Resurrecting the Champ and Nothing But the Truth. This is a remake of David Zelag Goodman & Sam Peckinpah's 1971 film, based on Gordon Williams' novel "The Siege of Trencher's Farm". Screen Gems is finally bringing Straw Dogs to theaters starting on September 16th this fall. Anyone interested in this?

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Reader Feedback - 41 Comments

1

 ...silly rednecks

Cruzer on May 13, 2011

2

.... tricks are for kids

Guest on May 13, 2011

3

i think could be really good

Anonymous on May 17, 2011

4

Marsden seems to be a steady indicator for bad movies as of late.....poor Cyclops.

Voice of Reason on May 13, 2011

5

A Superman Returns reunion! It is disappointing that they did not show more of James Woods (he's only seen in the background at 1.46).

Kelly Maguire on May 13, 2011

6

something we have seen before alex? yet you make fright night a  must watch hilarious LOL  

HG on May 13, 2011

7

Well if you'd look closely at the By Line, I'm not the one who wrote up the Fright Night trailer, so I'm not the one who called it a Must Watch. But yes, even I'd say between these two trailers, I definitely prefer Fright Night. This just looks like every other violent home invasion movie.

Alex Billington on May 13, 2011

8

You haven't seen the original? I'm a bit surprised. 

josef on May 14, 2011

9

I like what Ive seen. Im interested in Marsden performance specially, since he is more well known for comedy movies, appart from being Cyclops on the x-movies, but the general audience wont remember him at all with the visor he used.  

A. on May 13, 2011

10

Girl: "You're a coward." Me: (if in similar situation) "Hahahaha! F_ck you, b!tch!" I love that shot of Marsden putting on his glasses, just badass. It could be good, I've always liked stories about a person going beyond their limits and flipping a switch an inch above crazy.

Xerxexx on May 13, 2011

11

hey, when marsden grabbed the two pots of boiling water - i was hooked - LOL. the movie may be only "so-so"......but the end looks like it could be VERY entertaining. as far as the woman saying her husband is a coward? i know, if i was him, i'd dump her after that whole thing is over......that's a pretty cold thing to say to your husband.

Anonymous on May 13, 2011

12

It's oil. Watch the original. 

josef on May 13, 2011

13

 What kind of wife says that!? I think the film will be something to  watch with a bunch of friends on a Friday night.

Xerxexx on May 14, 2011

14

yea - for a one-time watch, having friends over for this would be a good idea......i'd probably throw out a platter of hot wings for everyone too! 

Anonymous on May 14, 2011

15

That would make for an awesome Saturday.

Xerxexx on May 14, 2011

16

I agree,this could be okay.Oh and yea that glasses thing was badass lol very intense.

Terry the Saint on May 14, 2011

17

 I don't know why I liked it so much, it was just all around awesome! I wanna see the movie just for that shot alone.

Xerxexx on May 14, 2011

18

 "long-awaited" remake? WTF? Who are those people? I want names.long-awaited" remake? WTF? Who are those people? I want names.

Davide Coppola on May 13, 2011

19

Yeah, anybody who watched the original and truly appreciated it, especially Hoffman's performance, shouldn't really need a remake.  I don't care to see a remake, because I know I could just watch the original again anytime.  The only legitimate reason to remake a movie is if the first attempt resulted in wasting the potential of a good idea.

JL on May 13, 2011

20

I find the South a bit cliche for the remake. Maybe.. they're trying to pull in the "Deliverance " crowd?

josef on May 14, 2011

21

Yeah, you probably have something there.  I think whenever people do remakes, they seek to change certain aspects of the story to feel like they have had some sort of creative input, or so it won't look like a shinier copy of an old thing.  And the latter, of course, is to sell as many tickets as possible. IMO

JL on May 14, 2011

22

Looks predictably ridiculous.

norm on May 13, 2011

23

 Looks solid, for a Hollywood remake. Also hot damn Kate!

Brandon on May 14, 2011

24

Its recently occurred to me that James Marsden is an underrated actor and hasn't really had a chance to be the great actor that he is. He looks great in this film, so I'll probably check it out just for his performance alone. 

Traveler on May 14, 2011

25

Agreed.  Normally, this would be a no-go for me, but I might catch it on Netflix just to see how he does.

JL on May 14, 2011

26

Just watch the original. Sam Peckinpah and Dustin Hoffman can't be beat. This looks like a shot-for-shot remake of the original, maybe plus some explosions. I'll watch it, and enjoy it, but howabout we spend some money on making something new?

Boris on May 14, 2011

27

I agree Boris, but all the same, as much as I like both Peckinpah and Hoffman, when I saw the original during its release; I felt that Peckinpah tried too hard. Everyone in the cinema was waiting for the trademark Peckinpah blood scene to take place and liven it up. I don’t know; maybe it was the movie's depressing English setting or dullness of the film quality that turned me off but whatever it was, I remember coming out of the cinema feeling disappointed. I had the same feeling at the end of Gang’s of New York.  I know that like Gang’s of New York the critics loved Straw Dogs, but I still think that after 40 year it is Peckinpahs most over rated and most predictable movie.

Hattori Hanzo on May 14, 2011

28

LOL @ CGI Reindeer [2:25]. Was that a moment cribbed from the original film?

Anonymous on May 14, 2011

29

No one seems to like James Marsden except me :/  I really don't want to use 'Sex Drive' as an example, but I will.  'Hop' however, perhaps the not so good example. 

LW on May 14, 2011

30

 Love the original, love peckinpah. Whats up with these trailers showing everything, the trailers feels more like those last episode recap sort of things nowadays. Seems like a rather boring remake.

Loser on May 14, 2011

31

The original. Dustin Hoffman's in it. Watch it you cowards.

Jim Vines on May 14, 2011

32

Sigh. Another trailer that show the whole freaking movie

Anonymous on May 14, 2011

33

Part of the reason the original wasn't based in America is that David was a draft dodger, which drives home him being a coward even more. It seems to take away from it a bit when they placed it in the US. This looks like every other Hollywood horror/thriller for people affraid of hicks...

ThavReed on May 14, 2011

34

 The original not only awesome and very influential on a number of later films.   I agree with ThavReed that setting it in the US lowers the tention.  Also in the original David was the great midgit actor Dustin Hoffman - it was not hard to believe that he was a coward.  Marsden on the other hand has played a superhero, prince, and doesn't look the part at all.  on a number of later films.   I agree with ThavReed that setting it in the US lowers the tention.  Also in the original David was the great midgit actor Dustin Hoffman - it was not hard to believe that he was a coward.  Marsden on the other hand has played a superhero, prince, and doesn't look the part at all. 

Dpabts on May 14, 2011

35

But he wasn't tough as any of those characters... plays wimpy pretty good.

zaidfox on May 14, 2011

36

 This actually looks pretty good.... Marsden needs to get crazy!  Just crazy enough to make it good!

zaidfox on May 14, 2011

37

Wow, what a great movie.  Oh, wait, that was just the trailer? Couldda fooled me... For those of you who are hoping this will be a popcorn-munching action flick, I hope you're wrong.  The original was highly disturbing and thought-provoking, and was a classic for those reasons and for the issues it raised; not for the entertainment factor of the violence it depicted.  I'm all for another braindead vigilante action film vilifying white men with Southern accents; fine, I get that there's a market for that, and they can be fun.  But remakes should have something new to say about the themes covered by the original.  If this were to turn out to be a modern meditation on the morality of vigilante justice, feminism, masculinity, the power dynamics between men and women, the power dynamics between different economic classes, and the effect of violence on one's basic humanity, THEN I'd be happy. Otherwise, leave the true Straw Dogs alone, and call this something else.

The Arrogant Male on May 15, 2011

38

Football players are always a bit rapey.It actually looks alright, but I've consumed a quarter bottle of whiskey so really it could be Smurfs in Brookylyn.

Crapola on May 15, 2011

39

I've seen the original and I'll watch this. Remakes are all the rage; may as well get on the same train and go with it. 

Anonymous on May 15, 2011

40

the original was a great sam peckinpah flic, remake looks just as grizzly!

Lando on May 15, 2011

41

Yet another Remake of A classic film, What! cannot Holywood come up with somthing new. 

Excel on May 16, 2011

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