Modern movie trailers that run longer than the expected 2-and-a-half minutes are nothing new, we’ve had a fair share of 3 minute + trailers over the recent years (some notable recent examples including The Martian and the Batman v Superman trailer from San Diego Comic-Con 2015). And we’ve had extended previews – normally consisting of an extended clip followed by a cut of a trailer – before, namely with the concept of IMAX prologues that Christopher Nolan started with his Dark Knight films. But an actual trailer running 5 or 9 minutes? That’s quite something.
Last week, to mark the limited U.S. release of the film, EuropaCorp dropped such a piece for John Madden’s Miss Sloane on the TODAY Show, which clocks in at just over 5 minutes. Check it out in full below:
And if that wasn’t enough, Legendary & Universal brought out a 9-minute (!!!) Chinese trailer earlier this month for Zhang Yimou’s fantasy epic The Great Wall. (H/T The Playlist)
Quite crazy, isn’t it? Which one was the better trailer? Should there be more of them in the future for more films? Let us know…
In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. Known equally for her cunning and her track record of success, she has always done whatever is required to win. But when she takes on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds that winning may come at too high a price.
The Great Wall tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure.
Starring Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane is now in limited release in the U.S. and expands December 9 – the UK release is dated for February 24. The Great Wall featuring Matt Damon drops February 17 in the U.S. and UK.