First 'Winter's Tale' Trailer and Poster

Winter's Tale movie trailer
Russell Crowe and Colin Farrell in Winter's Tale
Photo: Warner Bros.

It's a good thing I'm not one of those people that makes assumptions based on the signs placed in front of me. Because if I happened to be that kind of person I'd have to say the stealthy nature in which Warner Bros. decided to drop the first trailer and poster for Akiva Goldsman's directorial debut, Winter's Tale, at 8:30 PM ET last night I'd say that's not a very good sign. Lines such as "I've had no memory for as long as I can remember" and the tagline on that poster below aren't either, but at the same time there's something interesting about this film's trailer that has me intrigued, and perhaps that's because I can't quite figure it out... always a good thing.

Of course, when I see images such as the one above, which is to say, see, look, symbolism, then I again begin to question what I'm looking at.

Adapted by Goldsman from Mark Helprin's novel, the film stars Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Eva Marie Saint and Russell Crowe, so it clearly has its stars in alignment, but can Goldsman direct? Hell, he wrote the script and even that's an iffy prospect for the guy that penned Batman & Robin as well as A Beautiful Mind.

Either way, give the trailer a watch and let me know what you think. Winter's Tale hits theaters on February 14.

  • Corbin

    It didn't look all that good, in my opinion.

  • David Maloney

    Love the cast... but not not even those people can save a tearporn script like that. That song.. omg... no. Russell, please work on you Irish accent, boy'oh.

  • Matt Taylor

    The trailer is incredibly sappy and the tagline is awful. I think I'll be skipping this.

  • Ron Oneal Fresh

    Looks cheesy and disposable, curious that a certain actor who was in a terrible blockbuster movie this year is not in the trailer. If he's supposed to a cameo or mega surprise. They probably send imdb a email.

  • Winchester

    Bless Crowe's heart............he keeps giving the accents a go even though he struggles.

    As for the film...........maybe. Period settings are always visually appealing to me.

  • Ryguy815

    Looks decent for a romance movie.

  • Liam Fogarty

    Looks like the yuckiest film of next year.

  • Ian

    Well I've seen that movie.

  • Grissom

    Sounds like Kate & Leopold.

  • Hudsucker

    Akiva Goldsman has had HUGE ups and downs from writing Batman and Robin and Lost in Space to winning an Oscar to writing those Da Vinci movies. I don't really feel confident in this, especially considering the release date.

  • Carole Natelson

    BREATHTAKING! Can't wait!

  • JN Films

    Warner Bros.'s worst advertising since Jack the Giant Slayer. They were all good up until that stupid song that also played in the Labor Day trailer. Ugh, can't get 'em peaches out of my head.