Friday, July 27, 2007
NinesWatch: Pre-trailer footage
The Nines has been on my radar since a former coworker at EW became the first to froth about it (at Sundance in January): "...when the last scene hit, it was like a trap door unlatched in my brain, and I went from being fascinated and intellectually engaged by all sorts of meta storytelling and mysterious phenomenae to crying my eyes out and using the word 'nice' a lot." Needless to say, that notice stuck with me. The magazine is continuing the trumpeting: PopWatch has writer-director John August as a guest blogger in advance of the film's limited release date (Aug. 31). The trailer is forthcoming, but August put some strange, intriguing clips on YouTube yesterday. Here's one of 'em. And yes, that's Van Wilder. And yes, apparently he and the movie are very good.