By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Yari Film Group.
About a few months back rumors had come to pass claiming that The Illusionist was not all that great. Now that I have seen the trailer for the film I can't figure out what the hell they were talking about; this film looks sweet!
The Illusionist Trailer
With a magical swipe of the hand comes the first trailer for The Illusionist starring an ensemble cast that includes Jessica Biel, Brian Caspe, Paul Giamatti, Edward Norton and Rufus Sewell. It would seem that there are a ton of related stories that run parallel in the plot of the film that all come down to a single person -- the illusionist played by Edward Norton.
I completely dig the so-called 'magic' to this film and the story that revolves around it. The cinematography -- and the excellent poster for that matter -- only push my interest in this film.
So far I can only clap my hands and shout 'bravo.'
The Illusionist is a romantic mystery about a brilliant stage magician in 1900 Vienna determined to win back the woman he loves from a corrupt and dangerous Prince. When they decide to escape together, a police inspector exposes their plans and the woman is found murdered. As the police work to stop him, Eisenheim must summon all his extraordinary power to prove the Prince guilty and bring down the monarchy.
To check out the first trailer, and wonderful accents, for The Illusionist, head on over to MovieFone.