Second Trailer for Oliver Stone's 'Snowden' with Joseph Gordon-Levitt

July 22, 2016
Source: YouTube

Snowden Trailer

"What was it about this job that makes it more important than your life?" Open Road Films has debuted a new full-length trailer for Oliver Stone's political thriller Snowden, profiling the life of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The trailer was also shown during the Comic-Con presentation in Hall H this week, where Oliver Stone also commented on Pokemon Go. Shailene Woodley co-stars as his girlfriend Lindsay, also featuring Nicolas Cage, Zachary Quinto, Timothy Olyphant, Melissa Leo as Citizenfour director Laura Poitras. I prefer the first trailer for this film, because this one really plays up the intensity and thrilling aspects of this film more than the story itself. I'm also not fond of the music they use in this, but I still really want to see it, just to check it out. Maybe it's actually a good film.

Here's the second official trailer for Oliver Stone's Snowden, straight from Open Road's YouTube:

You can still watch the first official trailer for Snowden here, to compare the footage from these two.

Snowden Poster

Snowden is directed by Oliver Stone who co-wrote the script with Kieran Fitzgerald (The Homesman), based on both Luke Harding’s The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man and Time of the Octopus, the novel from Snowden’s Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena. The story follows NSA whistleblower Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) as he moves from Hawaii to Hong Kong where he met documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras (director of the Oscar-winning Citizenfour) and journalist Glenn Greenwald to hand over top-secret NSA documents, all before seeking asylum in Russia. Scott Eastwood, Rhys Ifans, Timothy Olyphant and more star in the film. Open Road was originally planning to release the film last December, but delayed it until this year. Snowden now opens on September 16th, 2016 this fall.

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Reader Feedback - 21 Comments


When was the last good Oliver Stone movie ?

tarek on Jul 22, 2016


Who cares? Although you do make a good I don't know. JFK? That's a long time ago. U Turn? Weird but interesting. Hmmmmmm. Read my post above tarek. He's always worth a look and see, don't ya think?

Bo on Jul 22, 2016


Absolutely. If you ask me, I always go with the director first before anything else when it comes to pick a movie. Because a good director will always pick a good DP, a good screenwriter and a good cast. It isn't the case the other way around.

tarek on Jul 22, 2016


There are a lot of parallels between his story and Bo Bergdahl.

DAVIDPD on Jul 22, 2016


Yes! Terrific trailer. An Oliver Stone movie. Always prudent to give Stone's films a look. I know, sometimes they don't work and they're hit and miss for me too, but this looks right up his alley. I like his work; his passion; his intelligence and his politics. Smart, well educated and talented man. Plus, he's assembled a terrific cast. I very much look forward to this one.

Bo on Jul 22, 2016


Why? because when they saw that Deadpool exploded the box office, they came with the conclusion that the future of cinema will be from now on R-Rating. Even for kids movies... That tells a lot on their smartness. ;D Hollywood is the forge of dumbness, save very few people. And it works. Look how much money a piece of dung like Transformers is doing, when little gems are struggling to find their audiences.

tarek on Jul 22, 2016


I don't pay much attention to the junk like Transformers and even that Deadpool thing. I read somewhere there was talk about it's getting an R and it's success so that upcoming Suicide Squad thing was maybe going to do an R. It's all way too contrived for my taste catering to the masses and giving them what they think they want. I'm not interested in the least. I think the Suicide Squad is still coming out PG-13. The whole ratings thing is infantile in my opinion like the masses are dependent children needing to be soothed and reassured about what they watch or don't. Nothing but silliness. However, with Stone at least there is some degree of intelligence and meaningful themes involved. So I'm up for this one for sure. We'll see. Doesn't mean he's made a good film out of the material, but I hope so. Cheers.

Bo on Jul 23, 2016


The guy is without any doubt a smart ass. As for the rating, I think it's necessary for the masses. Do you know that even with the R-rating, many parents took their kids to watch Deadpool? I can't imagine what was their feeling when their shared gross jokes and sex scenes with their 5 year old kids... Amazing time we are living in...

tarek on Jul 23, 2016


Necessary for the masses, eh? Sounds so Orwellian. As far as I'm concerned children can see whatever and do not need to be protected in any manner. It isn't going to harm them. They'll process it and are a lot smarter than most people think. I remember not wanting my daughter to see Jaws thinking that severed leg shot drifting and sinking to the bottom might cause nightmares for her. Hell, she was like 7 or so. She told me she and her friend snuck in to see the movie when they got out of whatever one they had been allowed to had no nightmares and thought the whole thing just fine and enjoyed I think kids might be more damaged by the shallow, vapid and inanely stupid movies being made today that will rot their brain with the depth of how dumb and worthless they sayin'... I used to take my daughter, at that same age of Jaws, to movies I wanted to see...including foreign films with subtitles and we would discuss them afterwards. She loved it she just told me recently. She's 47 now. Cheers!

Bo on Jul 23, 2016


I let my kids watch LOTR when they were 5. They enjoyed it a lot. Will I let them watch Basic Instinct? Well...Let me think about it... ;D

tarek on Jul 23, 2016


Well, okay, tarek. Very funny. I'm not sure I'd sit down with a five year old daughter to watch Basic Instinct you got me there...It really is, as a parent, common sense. If one is an intelligent person one hardly needs a rating system to help them decide what their children should see or not. Just do a little reading and pay attention when a movie is about to come out and one can pretty much make an intelligent decision. If you actually know the kinds of people who sit on the ratings boards, and I do, I wouldn't let them do my laundry, let alone pay attention to what they think about anything. We all know that they are prudes when it comes to sex and allow the most disgusting examples of violence to be permissible. They are pretty confused folks with values I find appalling and even disgusting and pathetic. Basic Instinct for your small children. Good choice. It's not that good a picture anyway, so there's no loss on their part. Later. I doubt it would harm them if they did watch it while you were away at work

Bo on Jul 23, 2016


yep...common sense, it's the sixth sense no one is using nowadays... I agree with you regarding the board who is in charge of the rating, but come on, if my kids will watch basic instinct , I wouldn't mind if they will watch a porn. A porn is a basic instinct with a basic script. ;D

tarek on Jul 23, 2016


Well, we each have to make our individual decisions with regards to our kids. I would think your children are lucky to have a father such as yourself. Having said that, Basic Instinct is nowhere near porn, tarek. At least, not hard core porn where they show it all in graphic detail. It's a heavy film, I agree and probably not for young children, but what would it do to a child if they saw it? Harm them for the rest of their lives? It's just a movie. I watched an Eli Roth movie the other night about cannibals...The Green Inferno. Wow, what violent and graphic way over the line scenes of slasher porn or whatever. Now a movie like that would probably cause heavy fear/harm in a child. I can't even believe they make movies like that, let alone that people watch them. That's really scary to me. This Eli Roth guy makes some pretty sick and graphically violent movies. And he disgusts me. Quentin Tarantino is buds with him. I don't care much for QT either. Later.

Bo on Jul 24, 2016


yeah because he's never made a bad

BigJohnson on Apr 7, 2017


Oh well. At least it's not another GD Steve Jobs movie.

Charles Knowlton on Jul 22, 2016


I hope Oliver Stone won't mess this up since it's a good theme and it looks like it's a good execution of it. I even met the guy (Stone) shortly when he was here in Zagreb few years ago. Looked like very passionate person. Well, yes, he can also drink, but who would take that against him, right? Anyway, definitely interested ...

shiboleth on Jul 22, 2016


JGL looks like my uncle in this movie.

Lar Rackell on Jul 22, 2016


For someone who doesn't look like Snowden, I gotta say, JGL has got the voice down.

movieguyryan . on Jul 22, 2016


I'll bite - why you don't like Snowden?

Kamil on Jul 23, 2016


I'll chew - why you don't like Snowden?

tarek on Jul 23, 2016


Huh? I think you misread what I said.

movieguyryan . on Jul 23, 2016

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