New Trailer for 'The Book Thief'

The Book Thief movie trailer
Sophie NĂ©lisse in The Book Thief
Photo: 20th Century Fox

20th Century Fox has really slow-played this year's Oscar season, beginning with several teases of Ben Stiller's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, keeping Ridley Scott's The Counselor close to the chest and then the quiet positioning of The Book Thief on November 15. Now here's a film with Oscar potential written all over it.

The Book Thief

The Book Thief

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Adapted from Markus Zusak's 550-page, World War II-era novel, narrated by Death, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel Meminger (Sophie NĂ©lisse) from the time she is taken at age 9 to live with a foster family in a German working-class neighborhood. Liesel arrives having just stolen her first book, "The Gravediggers Handbook", beginning a love affair with books.

Directed by Brian Percival ("Downton Abbey"), the film co-stars Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson and features a score from John Williams.

Today a new trailer for the film has arrived and if this film can live up to any measure of its pedigree, we may have a serious late contender on our hands.

  • Cordia

    It could probably get some nominations, but don't think it is a real contendor. Maybe screenplay, costumes, score. it could have a chance at more if it wasn't such a competitive year. but on the other hand, i don't vote for the oscars and the people who vote tend to like these films...

  • GingaSnap

    i saw this last night in Chicago and it's a breezy WWII flick. it'll probably play well with older voters and fans of the book. Geoffrey Rush gives a very good performance. it wouldn't surprise me if he was nominated but i feel he will miss the cut. i can see nominations for screenplay, production design, costumes, and maybe cinematography. picture is a long shot but i thought that about The Blind Side and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, so who knows.

  • Dan

    Brian Percival is a Harry Potter fan's dream name.