Today’s new trailers take us through a history of man:
We begin with the dawn of civilization as the Stone Age clashes with the Bronze Age. The latest animated feature from Nick Park, creator of Wallace and Gromit, is about a caveman (Eddie Redmayne) trying to save his tribe from the more advanced humans led by an evil ruler (Tom Hiddleston). Don’t look for historical accuracy at all; do look for a lot of fun British stop-motion comedy. See Early Man in theaters beginning on February 16, 2018.
The Current War
Next we have the dawn of electricity, as man changed civilization forever just ahead of the 20th century. In The Current War, Benedict Cumberbatch portrays Thomas Edison while Michael Shannon is George Westinghouse in the story of the inventor and the businessman’s battle for whose electrical system would become the standard. Nicholas Hoult co-stars as Edison rival Nikola Tesla. The movie, which premieres this weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival, opens in limited release on November 24 and expands to wide release on January 19, 2018.
Finally, we see man leave all that civilization and electricity behind and go back to nature. Daniel Radcliffe stars in Jungle as Yossi Ghinsberg, a real-life Israeli adventurer who became stranded in the Amazon during a quest for gold with some friends. His survival story made him famous, of course, so spoiler alert: he lives. The movie, which is directed by Greg McLean (The Belko Experiment), hits theaters on October 20.