It’s been a minute since we have heard about this film, but it looks like the marketing team is slowly waking up now. Warner Bros. released the first official trailer for Clint Eastwood’s Sully. The real-life drama is all about Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the incredible pilot who became a national hero in 2009 after he successfully executed an emergency water landing.
The movie not only focuses on the miracle landing of Flight 1549, but also the subsequent investigation. And even though most of us know how the story ends, the trailer is surprisingly suspenseful.
Tom Hanks stars as Sullenberger in the film, and you can see from the trailer that he pretty much nailed the look. The impressive cast surrounding Hanks includes Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney and Holt McCallany.
It’ll be interesting to see how this movie performs at the box office and with critics. We all know the Academy goes crazy for films about real life events, so this has the potential to make some noise.
One thing is for sure, recent Clint Eastwood films have some bada** trailers. Who remembers the fantastic trailer for American Sniper? This Sully trailer might not be on that level, but it’s still a solid piece of work.
Sully hits theaters September 9, 2016.