New trailer for Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close

Hanks goes Oscar hunting

A new trailer has been released for Stephen Dalrdy’s post-9/11 drama Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close, and it's got “UPLIFTING JOURNEY” written all over it in the sort of magic marker Hollywood traditionally breaks out for Oscar season.

Adapted from the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, Tom Hanks plays an office worker killed in the twin towers on 9/11, leaving behind his wife (Sandra Bullock) and their preternaturally intelligent son Oskar (Thomas Horn).

Trying to make sense of his father’s death, young Oskar becomes obsessed with the notion that his father has left him a message somewhere in the city, via a strange key without a lock.

Take a look at the new trailer below…

It might just be a heavy-handed trailer, but we can’t help worrying that Foer’s unusual and insightful book is going to be transformed into a run-of-the-mill Hollywood tear-jerker, stuffed full of  life lessons and twinkly-eyed wisdom.

Still, given the calibre of cast that Daldry has attracted (Max Von Sydow, Viola Davis and John Goodman are among the supporting players), perhaps the trailer gives the finished article a bad rep. Horn in particular looks a decent choice as Oskar, appearing to have captured his unsettlingly inquisitive personality down to a tee.

Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close
will arrive in UK cinemas on 3 February 2012.

Does this look like sentimental mush, or a shoo-in for an Oscar? Or both? Tell us, below.


    • FBSDhondt

      Dec 6th 2011, 16:48

      I absolutely HATE uplifting trailer music.

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    • smellyhands

      Dec 6th 2011, 23:20

      That trailer sickens me. It makes a big deal how Hanks character dies when it seems to bare no significance to the plot in general. Story would have been the same had he died falling off a ladder while pulling leaves out of the shoots. But no they have to throw 9/11 in to make it more dramatic. Cheap storytelling.

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    • willow138

      Dec 6th 2011, 23:41

      Well i think the idea is to show how 9/11 effected families. As it looks like the kid meets other people who lost someone.

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