Gosling as Neil Armstrong in First Full Trailer for Chazelle's 'First Man'
"There are risks, but we have every intention of coming back…" Universal has unveiled the first official trailer for Damien Chazelle's highly anticipated next film, titled First Man, a look at the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong leading up to his voyage on Apollo 11 and first steps on the moon in July of 1969. Ryan Gosling (from Chazelle's La La Land) stars as Armstrong, and the full cast includes Claire Foy as his wife Janet, along with Pablo Schreiber, Kyle Chandler, Ciarán Hinds, Ethan Embry, Jason Clarke, Brian d'Arcy James, Corey Stoll, Christopher Abbott, Patrick Fugit, Shea Whigham, and Lukas Haas. The film features sequences shot on IMAX cameras, as well as scenes shot on film, mixing different camera styles. Chazelle explains: "we wanted to tell the story about one of the most epic accomplishments in human history, but root it very much in the intimate and the day to day details of what it was actually like."
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Damien Chazelle's First Man, direct from Uni's YouTube:
A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling), and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20th, 1969. First Man is both written and directed by Oscar-winning American filmmaker Damien Chazelle, director of the films Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench, Whiplash, and La La Land previously. The screenplay is written by Josh Singer (The Fifth Estate, Spotlight, The Post), based on an earlier screenplay by Nicole Perlman. Adapted from James R. Hansen's book "First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong". This film is expected to premiere at a few film festivals in the fall first - stay tuned. Universal will then release Damien Chazelle's First Man in theaters everywhere starting October 12th, 2018 later this year. First impression? Who's excited to see it already?
Reader Feedback - 11 Comments
Good trailer. I'm in.
Efterklang on Jun 9, 2018
If there was one trailer that deserved the often misused word "EPIC", this would be it.... Maybe not for the quality of the movie, albeit looking good, but because of the subject matter
Tester on Jun 9, 2018
Great trailer, beautiful poster...can't wait...
kitano0 on Jun 9, 2018
The funny thing about the space flights and explorations is that it was forced by Cold War politics and not by an interest in breaking some new horizons. One must like the fact the politics was forced to do it. Imagine if that really would be the case for the poverty in this world. Anyway, this looks like something standard and watchable. At some point, in the lack of something better, why not?
shiboleth on Jun 9, 2018
Chandler makes such a good coach/teacher. I could watch him a role like that all day. I 'd like to see him in a HBO/Showtime Series.
DAVIDPD on Jun 9, 2018
The Right Stuff, Apollo 13 and HBO's From The Earth to the Moon covered all of this material very well. I didn't see anything in this trailer that leads me to believe this will supplant those films in any way.
Jimmy Rabbitte on Jun 9, 2018
Gee, Bo, having a bad day?
kitano0 on Jun 9, 2018
I loved Apollo 13 - so up for more on such groundbreaking times.
Lewis on Jun 10, 2018
Could of swore I just watched a trailer for Apollo 13. Although instead of Tom Hanks, they used one of THE worst actors in Hollywood. Probably worse than Brad Pitt.
Charles Knowlton on Jun 10, 2018
It's hard to beat The Shadow of the Moon documentary for anyone really interested in the Apollo programme.
Payne by name on Jun 10, 2018
That was a very serious trailer...
Brandon Cole on Jun 11, 2018
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