Watch: Hugh Jackman & Jake Gyllenhaal in First 'Prisoners' Trailer

May 30, 2013
Source: Apple


After years of development and cast jostling, the crime drama Prisoners from writer Aaron Guzikowski and director Denis Villeneuve (Incendies) is finally hitting theaters this fall. Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal star in the story of a Pennsylvania man (Jackman) who kidnaps the person he thinks is behind the disappearance of his young daughter and her best friend. Gyllenhaal plays the detective assigned to the case, but is forced to let the only suspect (Paul Dano) go due to a lack of evidence. Thankfully, this trailer shows a little more at play than a standard kidnapping drama, plus there's great performances. Watch now!

Here's the first trailer for Denis Villeneuve's Prisoners, in high def from Apple:

Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) is facing every parent’s worst nightmare. His 6-year-old daughter and her young friend are missing, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) arrests the driver of an RV by the scene of the crime, but a lack of evidence forces the only suspect’s release. Knowing his child’s life is at stake, Dover decides to do whatever it takes to find his daughter, but when do you cross the line between seeking justice and becoming a vigilante? Warner Bros. sends the film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Aaron Guzikowski to theaters September 20th.

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I have 3 year old daughter. I can emotionally relate to the intensity Jackman displays. I find this trailer both intriguing and horrifying.

Quanah on May 30, 2013


I have a 2 yr old and stuff like this freaks me the hell out. Im not sure I could watch this movie even though from a movie/acting POV this looks intense as hell.

Josh W on May 31, 2013


Almost too intense. This is my wife and my nightmare unfolding on screen. I'm not sure if I could sit through the whole painful episode. We'll see.

Quanah on May 31, 2013


My son is only 9 month old, but I am already paranoid about someone snatching him up. I know all kids hate overbearing mothers, by this fear is just so hard to shake. I'm not sure I could handle this movie, it's my nightmares come true. But, I love all those actors. Argh, I'm so conflicted!

SuicidalOptimist on May 31, 2013


Wow no wonder there is push to try to cut down trailers, hey marketing idiots thanks for the spoilers at the end. A trailer is supposed to show a taste and feel of the film itself not the whole entire damn plot. Why when they show so little they choose to show too much. This is why many trailers are getting worse and worse. I understand they message they are trying to convey I admit it was well present in the first half but when it got down to the second it was spoiler galore. So much so I may even stop watching trailers entirely just because of this crap and go into a movie fresh not knowing what it is.

Charlie Hard on May 30, 2013


Though I thought this was a fairly decent trailer overall, it could have been drastically shorter. I wholeheartedly agree that these long trailers have to go. I can understand why studios may think they want longer trailers to show a little more to draw in more people. But hell, I've seen some really shitty movies because of amazing short/concise trailers/teasers.

bat0u on May 30, 2013


Where's the spoiler ending you speak of?

Quanah on May 30, 2013


Spoiler ending meaning the end of the trailer where Hugh has the damn guy tied up in his basement. You know wouldn't it be better going into the movie without knowing a small twist. Your just going to be sitting in the theatre going, yeah yeah I know scene coming up already. It just makes the film itself seem wasted if your going to spoil a moment of the film like that directly in the trailer. Who am I to say this is one of the worst trailers I've seen, the Prometheus trailers gave away every single action sequence in the film and then the ending of the damn entire movie! This crap needs to stop. It's gone way too far. Don't you think the audience would appreciate the film more not knowing what was going to happen next in places like that. The beginning of the trailer set up the film perfectly and that could have been just it.

Charlie Hard on May 30, 2013


Well Alex did already say that in the description and its hinted upon on the synopsis, now if it showed Jackman kill Dano or something then id be pissed. I understand the anomosity towards spoilerish trailers just think your getting mad at the wrong one.

Cody W on May 30, 2013


Ethan* I should say

Cody W on May 30, 2013


I guess that's where I differ in what I'm seeing versus what you're seeing. The things that are still inconclusive: 1. Did Dano's character actually do it? 2. Does Jackman's character kill Dano's character? 3. Are the girls alive? However, I do understand your frustration. I like see a movie on the big screen over a 2 hour period, not on the small screen in 2 minutes. If the movie doesn't have a lot of content it seems easy to cut a trailer full of spoilers.

Quanah on May 31, 2013


You're wrong, there are no spoilers in the trailer cause the movie isn't how or what you think it is. I read the script. Nothing in this trailer shows who the killer is. Or who will save the girl. Hint: not Jackman. Watching this, you have no idea what will happen to Jackman's character or Gyllenhaal's character. It's way better than you think.

Mystery on May 30, 2013


Yeah and 100% of the people watching this already read the script 1000 times over. It doesn't matter what is what that is not how to do a trailer properly. What about something we no dialogue at the end of the trailer and just the film score. A part at the end where it just shows the emotions and tracks of the characters only set to deep film score. That would beautiful to see.

Charlie Hard on May 30, 2013


Poor Paul Dano. The only one without an Oscar Nomination.

Nielsen700 on May 30, 2013


Maria bello. Trailer looks intriguing. It looked like Hugh was going to go full wolverine on poor Paul dano

Really Doe on May 30, 2013


Yeah difference being Dano actually deserves a nomination. Anyone who can play a character and not be overlooked when DDL is on screen deserves an oscar in my book.

Cody W on May 30, 2013


Ah, I read it wrong.

Nielsen700 on May 30, 2013


That's not going to end well.

Carpola on May 30, 2013


Interest Piqued!

DAVIDPD on May 30, 2013


The Script was absolutely outstanding I've been waiting for this for a long time hoping they get a good director and cast to make this movie the right way. It seems as if they've done that although I have not seen Incendies I've heard good things. Officially my most anticipated movie of the year right ahead of Wolf of Wall Street. The trailer actually didn't have any spoilers considering I know how everything plays out. Assuming Villenueve did the script justice it should be fantasic.

Matt Hanigan on May 30, 2013


Jackman the jacked man jacked a man.

Jackityjack on May 31, 2013


The detective being named Loki is the spoiler...

BBROWN on May 31, 2013


The list of cast-members in IMDB might show some major spoiler. Try to avoid looking at that. Never understood why they are not more careful with that...

Nash on May 31, 2013


Think I speak for all parents when I say: Yeah. That movie plays in my subconscious sixty times a minute. No way could I sit through this.

justincresswell on Jun 2, 2013


I'm confused, aren't both daughters missing? So why is only Jackman's character going nuts and not Howard's character also? Besides that it looks like an intense story.

Akwasi Asabere on Jun 4, 2013


This is going to be really intense movie with all the parents

moss on Jun 7, 2013

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