Funky Official Trailer for 'Tesla' Biopic Starring Ethan Hawke as Nikola

July 10, 2020
Source: YouTube

Tesla Trailer

"You want a lemonade?" Whoaaaa! IFC Films has debuted the first teaser trailer for the new Tesla biopic, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. This teaser is debuting today to celebrate Nikola Tesla's 164th birthday - did you know he was born during a lightning storm? Tesla "reinvents" the biopic by taking a contemporary understanding of him and playing it back through a re-imagining of his real life and his experiments during his time. Ethan Hawke stars as the brilliant inventor, electrician, and futurist. The film's cast also includes Kyle MacLachlan, Eve Hewson, Jim Gaffigan, Hannah Gross, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach. I heard mixed things about this at Sundance, but this trailer has opened my eyes completely! It seems a bit odd at first, but I have a feeling the unique take on his story will make this all the more intriguing and fascinating to watch. I'm still really looking forward to this. Check out the first look.

Here's the first official teaser trailer for Michael Almereyda's Tesla, direct from IFC's YouTube:

Tesla Movie

Tesla Movie

Brilliant, visionary Nikola Tesla (Ethan Hawke) fights an uphill battle to bring his revolutionary electrical system to fruition, then faces thornier challenges with his new system for worldwide wireless energy. The film tracks Tesla’s uneasy interactions with his fellow inventor Thomas Edison (Kyle MacLachlan) and his patron George Westinghouse (Jim Gaffigan). Another thread traces Tesla’s sidewinding courtship of financial titan J.P. Morgan (Donnie Keshawarz), whose daughter Anne (Eve Hewson) takes a more than casual interest in the inventor. Anne analyzes and presents the story as it unfolds, offering a distinctly modern voice to this scientific period drama which, like its subject, defies convention. Tesla is directed by American filmmaker Michael Almereyda, of the feature films The Eternal, Hamlet, Happy Here and Now, Big River Blues, Paradise, Cymbeline, Experimenter, and Marjorie Prime previously, as well as the doc film Escapes. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. IFC Films will release Almereyda's Tesla in select US theaters + on VOD starting August 21st late this summer. First impression?

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I dig it

Jon Odishaw on Jul 10, 2020


Disappointed with this vibe of this. I'm a big fan of Wizard, so I was hoping for a more meaningful drama and accurate historical account of Tesla dealing with corporate politics in the states, instead we're getting a cheeky, over-stylized Sorrentino/Refn, cinematic portrait that I find hard to believe is going to have any real substance. I however, will still WATCH THIS. Because the cast looks stellar and the aforementioned stylized look of the film.

Keithist on Jul 10, 2020


Holy shit! That looks fantastic! What a imaginative looks mind-blowing,actually. JIm Gaffigan proceeds in his quest to take over the movies! 🙂

kitano0 on Jul 10, 2020


Well, films like to make their own world. So, Tesla was imaginative, but hardly in this way. This can be watched as some artsy way of showing it. Hopefully some clever idea is behind it ...

shiboleth on Jul 10, 2020


How did the Stranger Things soundtrack get in the trailer?

whoafilms on Jul 13, 2020


Synth wave! It's the hot genre of music right now. I dig it! Unusual choice, but that's why I like it.

Alex Billington on Jul 13, 2020

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