2012 Toronto Film Festival

Watch: 'The Impossible' Trailer Starring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor

Crashing into theaters on December 21

The Impossible movie trailer
Photo: Summit Entertainment

Summit Entertainment has kept things quiet when it comes to Juan Antonio Bayona's The Impossible, continually leading me to doubt if it would actually come out this year. When I learned it would have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival line-up that doubt obviously came to an end and to know I would be among the first to see it ahead of what is now a confirmed December 21 release date, I couldn't have been more happy.

Bayona's The Orphanage was a film that showed some serious talent and now, five years later, he is tackling an effects-heavy drama centered on the 2004 tsunami that crashed into the shores of Thailand. The focus is on Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three sons vacationing in the tropical paradise, but on the morning of December 26th, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth and a wall of black water races across the hotel grounds.

Like I said, I can't wait to see this film and if you haven't yet seen The Orphanage, do yourself a favor and add it to your queue and you'll likely be just as excited for this one as I am.

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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/IcicleM/ IcicleM

    Can I just say, I cried during nearly the entire thing. This movie has the potential to touch a lot of people

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    If this was only a little more sentimental they would have had me.

  • Snicket

    Was it just me or did anybody else see the parallels to Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Mikey/ Mikey

    Trailer doesn't do much for me, but I'm still very excited for this movie. The Orphanage is one of my favorites.

  • jamie

    wow...that trailer showed what looks to be the whole movie! (I normally hate when people say that, as it's impossible to tell without seeing the film as well...but that really seemed to).

  • http://kaisaccofilm.tumblr.com/ Kai Sacco

    This trailer did too much for me in the sense that it pretty much spoiled the entire movie. Should of known better; especially with how studios cut trailers nowadays. I should start taking after you Brad and distance myself away from this stuff. I'm still going to see it, but I'm really annoyed with just how much the trailer showed.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ian/ Ian

    Yeah that trailer gives away the entire movie. It looks good and the imagery is powerful, but I might have to stay away from trailers in addition to reviews if they continue to give this much away.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Aleonardis/ Aleonardis

    Looks pretty amazing actually. I wonder how it'll be marketed. I can see it going wide but most likely later on in January.

  • Cordia

    Trailer looks fine, but it really gives away a lot.
    Still think this is going to be a good movie

  • ViralVora

    Looks like it could be genuinely emotional! Naomi and Ewen are amazing actors and this looks visually beautiful. and that Damien Rice cover of One is simply amazing!

  • Bradley

    The spanish trailer sold it in a different light, but I do like both trailers.