With summer in full swing, and for some of us, TIFF right around the corner, we’ve been neglecting our trailer posting duties. Take for instance the English friendly trailer for J.A. Bayona’s disaster drama The Impossible, which the TIFF Programme Book describes as both epic and intimate and yep, the trailer confirms that.
For those lucky millions of us who only saw it from the comfort of our living rooms, the images were unforgettable. The day after Christmas 2004, the ocean rose and crashed down on paradise. Eight years after one of the most devastating natural catastrophes in recent memory, director J.A. Bayona brings the Indian Ocean tsunami and its aftermath to vivid, terrifying life in The Impossible.
Bayona’s The Orphanage was a significant hit on this side of the pond, and particularly memorable due to his focus as much on the actors as on the supernatural horror. It looks like he is going to squeeze the most out of Hollywood A-Listers Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts in this one. Have a look.