Watch: First Full Teaser Trailer for Roland Emmerich's 'Anonymous'
Between the lines, lies the truth. Sony has recently debuted the teaser trailer via ComingSoon for Roland Emmerich's epic new drama Anonymous focusing on the great lie known as William Shakespeare. This is definitely just an early teaser trailer, as there's more Radiohead than there is dialogue from the movie, but I'm still looking forward to this. Something about the mix of Emmerich's production values and the classic Shakespearean setting, it just seems like it'll be incredible to experience. Rhys Ifans stars as Edward de Vere and is joined by David Thewlis, Derek Jacobi and Vanessa Redgrave. View out the teaser trailer below!
Watch the first teaser trailer for Roland Emmerich's Anonymous:
You can also watch the Anonymous trailer in High Definition on Yahoo
Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, Anonymous speculates on an issue that has intrigued academics and brilliant minds ranging from Mark Twain to Sigmund Freud, namely: who was the author of the plays credited to William Shakespeare? Anonymous poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when cloak-and-dagger political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court and schemes of greedy nobles hungry for power were exposed in the most unlikely of places: the London stage. Directed by Emmerich and written by John Orloff (A Mighty Heart, Legend of the Guardians). Anonymous will hit theaters on October 28th.
Reader Feedback - 21 Comments
cofo on Apr 7, 2011
So this is like the da Vinci Code but for Shakespeare nerds instead of Catholics.
anonymous on Apr 7, 2011
Song was pretty bad for this trailer. Looks ok...might see it.
Anonymous on Apr 7, 2011
What are you talking about? I mean, a modern style song superimposed over a trailer for a film about 16th century England seems like a bad idea, but I thought it worked rather well.
JL on Apr 8, 2011
I just didn't care for it, seemed outta place.
Anonymous on Apr 8, 2011
I like the look of it, I couldn't care less if someone else wrote his play, kindo in the same ways that I don't care if Jesus was pumping the help. But as long as there isn't any giant waves in it, count me in.
Crapola on Apr 7, 2011
Didn't you notice the huge digital Mexican wave?
xS on Apr 7, 2011
Yep I saw that crowd surge and thought it was about to topple all the buildings in a cgi spectacular so maybe it will happen! Miniature English village destruction!
Crapola on Apr 7, 2011
I'm glad to see he finally stepped away from "end of the Earth" films, this seems very intriguing, and using Radiohead's "Everything In Its Right Place" made it even better.
Cruzer on Apr 7, 2011
for some, it is the end of the world! 😛
Boon on Apr 8, 2011
Wow, this doesnt look like Emmerich at all....it actually looks good.
Cody W. on Apr 7, 2011
cheeky but true.
JL on Apr 8, 2011
I was intrigued until I saw Emmerichs name come up. Now i'm extremely skeptical. The premise is great, but Emmerich has not had a good run with carrying one out.
Ivan on Apr 8, 2011
Um, no. The anti-Stratfordians are almost as crazy as the "birthers." AND it's Roland Emmerich. The dude has never made a good movie in his life... why would he start now.
Kevin on Apr 8, 2011
True. Although I thought Stargate was OK until I watched it again recently.
Modern American Man on Apr 8, 2011
Stargate definitely had one of the better premises of Emmerich's films in my opinion, since it wasn't so much pseudoscience (like 2012 or The Day After Tomorrow) as science fiction. Suspending disbelief was acceptable, since it was obvious I would need to do that from the first minute. In fact, now that I think about, Emmerich's taste for big budget and his personal style style fit better with science fiction (or historical fiction, like The Patriot) than pseudoscience; though maybe that's just for science fanboys like me. It will be interesting to see from an actual trailer just where on the spectrum Anonymous falls. Seems to me the continued Stargate franchise was what cemented its legacy, especially Richard Dean Anderson and the whole cast and crew of SG-1 (not to say Atlantis and Universe weren't good in their own right too). The film certainly paved the way.
Tyler Hayes on Apr 8, 2011
This looks incredible, can't wait!
Guy on Apr 8, 2011
Never gave this idea a single thought, as Emmerich's movies generally BLOW. But this looks really good. I am impressed. I'm still guessing its just a well-made trailer, and the movie will suck. But I hope otherwise.
Chazzy on Apr 8, 2011
Speaking of "blow" here is the final scene for all you nerds out there: An alien space craft hovers above Big Ben slowly opening up a big latch on the bottom. Suddenly a 100 feet tall Nessi gets out of the Themse river and destroying everything in it's way. Chaos and fire everywhere. Finally the earth itself opens up swollowing the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace.
ureyesonly on Apr 8, 2011
Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban is "proven" to be Shakespeare in a 4 X 53min miniseries that aired on a norwegain tv station (NRK, http://www.nrk.no) right before X-mas 2009. The evidence is so compelling that it really cannot be ignored. The miniseries is called "Sweet Swan of Avon" here's a link to an intro on facetube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYT4iMf47no Heres some txt from the filmmakers: "Warning: Join in on our mysterious journey, yet know that by doing so your concept of reality may be at risk..... A cryptographic discovery that may change western history. Sometimes reality exceeds fiction. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S magnitude and influence is unquestionable. But his life is shrouded in mystery. There has been a raging controversy as to whether or not he wrote the Shakespearean works himself. One of the anomalies that has challenged historians is the complete lack of hand-written material from Shakespeare's pen. His plays and poetry must have required thousands of hand-written manuscript pages, but no one now knows where these are to be found. We do know that there were collected seven years after his death, because they were used in 1623 to produce the first printed version of Shakespeare's collected works, known as The First Folio. In the summer of 2002 the life of organist Petter Amundsen was turned upside down. In his search to learn more about cryptography, he stumbled upon a string of ciphers in Shakespeare's First Folio. He was shocked to find what appeared to be another author, and even more curiously he found a treasure map leading to an island in Nova Scotia, Canada. In the film Petter Amundsen meets cryptographers, historians and SHAKESPEARE specialists in fight for support. Petter Amundsen's work is based on well known code systems, and every step is thoroughly documented. When THE SHAKESPEARE CODE is released it could cause a sensation because of the highly controversial implications of the story. Reality exceeds imagination." This is a GREAT doc' series, and highlly recomended-if you can get ahold of it.
David Banner on Apr 8, 2011
it lost all of it's contention as serious cinema when I saw the name Roland Emmerich come up. A tragedy I'm sure. Beside it's what Shakespeare's known for 😉
Syntax Error on Apr 8, 2011
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