Watch: Amazing 70's Retro Trailer for Shane Black's 'The Nice Guys'
"Before we go solve the crime of the century, let's deal with the rotting corpse." Ohh man, I can't wait to see this! Warner Bros has released this totally amazing vintage/retro 70's trailer for The Nice Guys, the new Shane Black action comedy starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. The trailer is made like it was made in the 70s, with grainy footage and lots of cuts and clips of violent moments from the film, plus some cheesy voiceover. We've seen so much footage for this already that I'm so ready to just see it, but I have to say - the marketing for this movie is perfectly spot on. I love everything about this new trailer, right down to the freeze-frame title and vintage ratings card. Only a few more weeks left to go until this is in theaters.
Here's the new 70's retro trailer for Shane Black's The Nice Guys, direct from WB's YouTube:
The Nice Guys is co-written and directed by filmmaker Shane Black, screenwriter of the Lethal Weapon series, The Monster Squad, Last Action Hero, and director of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Marvel's Iron Man 3 previously. The screenplay is also co-written by Anthony Bagarozzi. "It is an R-rated film and it's a caper," Black told People. "It's a little fast, a little funny and a little rough in places, kind of coarse. These guys are working-class dudes, they're not really sophisticated private detectives, so it's a chance to do the kind of thriller I don't see too much of anymore." It's more than just noir. "It's a little bit pushed – the premise, the time period, everything is a little crazy." WB will release The Nice Guys on May 20th early this summer.
Reader Feedback - 6 Comments
Oh my goooosh . . . so freaking cool.
ion677 on Apr 29, 2016
Their marketing is great.
Josh W on Apr 29, 2016
Shane Black has great taste in comedy and action. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is one of my favorite modern noir flicks. Dude is killing it as of late
RAW_D on Apr 29, 2016
Sorry but this doesn't look 70's at all. To many flashy cuts especially with the title. The narration voice doesn't fit. The audio is to clear. It's just a normal trailer with a VHS effect. Seems like no effort was put into this actually looking like a movie trailer from the 70's. Watch any trailer from the 70's and it doesn't look like this.
steve on Apr 30, 2016
Steve, it's for the Instagram generation, as long as it looks like an effect, it's fine. These trailers are probably produced really quickly for zero budget, so the guys have to do their best. I think it looks ok. Not as hammy as a real 70's trailer for sure.
Carpola on Apr 30, 2016
Steve, once you get off that cactus you're sitting on maybe you'll see how this is a comedy and give a little leeway in terms of your trailer critique. You're right in that they just put a VHS effect on it. Maybe a dramatic OSCAR-bait movie would, but do you expect a comedy movie to go through a lot of work to make an authentic trailer for the three people in the world that would complain "the audio is too clear... WAHHHHHH"
The__Duke on May 2, 2016
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