True Grit trailer debuts online

Less Marlboro country, more No Country...

True Grit trailer

True Grit, the beloved John Wayne epic practically synonymous with the Western genre, was always going to be a difficult sell for the remake treatment.

You can't bet against the Coen Brothers however; the pair have put any lingering doubts to rest in a haunting, brutal and poetic teaser.

Having the heft of recent Oscar-winner and long time collaborator Jeff Bridges to fill The Duke's boots certainly helps - Bridges cuts a striking figure as US Marshall 'Rooster' Cogburn, eyepatch, stubble and all.

The story follows 14-year-old Mattie Ross, who sets out to capture the man who murdered her father. She enlists the help of Reuben J. “Rooster” Cogburn a tough US Marshall with unorthodox methods. 

The pair set out on a quest that will lead them deep into Indian territory, a mission that will ensure their lives will never be the same.

Check out the trailer below;

Adding a large helping of Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and the kind of filmmaking that won the brothers an Oscar for No Country For Old Men, the Coen's take on True Grit looks set to have critics rolling out words like masterpiece and instant classic all over again.

No doubt the Academy will be enscribing True Grit on a few gold chaps come March.

True Grit will mosey onto UK screens January 11 2011.
 

Better than No Country? Better than the John Wayne original? Let us know your thoughts...

 

In cinemas this week…

Comments

    • namedropper

      Sep 28th 2010, 21:55

      I'll give this a fair crack but I don't really know why they're making this at all. I loves me a western but the original isn't that far away from the book (the ending in the book is more down beat) and to be honest if it was anyone else than the Cohen brothers this would be getting tagged as a "pointless remake". Possibly... I love the original. I love the fact that two people from totally different spectrums (Wayne and Dennis Hopper) apparently got on like a house on fire. Just don't suck like the Lady Killers.

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    • johnneyred

      Oct 29th 2010, 23:14

      This looks fantastic, I can't wait to see it. A couple of scenes seem to be near copies of the Wayne version, especially the wide shot of him riding with reigns between teeth, blasting away. I'm sure the Coens have put their own stamp on it overal though, and Bridges looks great. The girl too.

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    • johnneyred

      Oct 29th 2010, 23:15

      This looks fantastic, I can't wait to see it. A couple of scenes seem to be near copies of the Wayne version, especially the wide shot of him riding with reigns between teeth, blasting away. I'm sure the Coens have put their own stamp on it overal though, and Bridges looks great. The girl too.

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    • johnneyred

      Oct 29th 2010, 23:19

      I can't wait to see this, Bridges looks brilliant, the girl too.Some scenes look very similar to the Wayne version but I'm sure the Coens wil put their own stamp on it overall.

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