Watch This Stunning Trailer For Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’
Get your final glimpse down Guillermo del Toro's 'Nightmare Alley' which stars Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett.
We finally have a full trailer for Nightmare Alley, Guillermo del Toro’s latest Oscar-contender which hits cinemas next month. And boy, was this thing worth the wait. While the next GDT joint wont be traditional horror (when is it ever?), its clearly stunning and a true mood.
Macabre, frosty and Art Deco for days, the final trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley teases crime, intrigue, and violence. Just your average stroll down del Toro boulevard, if you ask me. The film noire remake stars a cast of thousands, including Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Roony Mara, Toni Collette and Ron Perlman for good measure.
In Nightmare Alley, Bradley Cooper plays a former carnival magician in a circus of trouble. His life is turned around when he suddenly finds himself a successful nightclub performer. He scams the big city nightlife crowd by pretending to be a powerful mind reader, using the skills he picked up as a carnie magician. Enter Cate Blanchett who tries to foil his dangerous rouse, before becoming embedded in his crimes herself. Expect deception, violence, death —you know— the fun stuff.
Check out the official Nightmare Alley trailer here:
The new GDT joint is based on a 1946 Nightmare Alley novel written by William Linsday Gresham, and has already been adapted for the screen once in 1947. But don’t get it twisted darling, this new film is an adaptation of the novel and not the Tyrone Power vehicle from the 40s. Screenwriter Kim Morgan was deeply inspired by the novel itself, which was introduced to her by del Toro and long-time collaborator Ron Perlman (Hellboy).
“From the beginning, our interest was to go for the novel, but it’s almost impossible to adapt because it has a very kaleidoscopic, very peculiar voice. You would need a six-hour miniseries and shifting points of view, and this and that,” del Toro told Vanity Fair. “We started from the novel, and didn’t want to do a remake as much as a new adaptation.”
Lastly, what do you think of the Nightmare Alley trailer? Will you be checking into his macabre film noire moment on December 17th? Let me know on Twitter via @joshkorngut. I’m always around to chat all things Guillermo del Toro.