By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Columbia Pictures.
I have been meaning to create a preview of Across the Universe ever since catching the trailer before God knows which one of this summer's many blockbusters.
The trailer features so much good music that one might confuse it as an infomercial for a new 'Remember the ...' album.
Movie Poster & Trailer: Across the Universe
At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, Revolution Studios' Across the Universe is an original movie musical springing from the imagination of renowned director Julie Taymor and writers Dick Clement & Ian La Frenais.
A love story set against the backdrop of the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, mind exploration and rock 'n roll, the film moves from the dockyards of Liverpool to the creative psychedelia of Greenwich Village, from the riot-torn streets of Detroit to the killing fields of Vietnam. The star-crossed lovers, Jude (Jim Sturgess) and Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood), along with a small group of friends and musicians, are swept up into the emerging anti-war and counterculture movements, with "Dr. Robert" (Bono) and "Mr. Kite" (Eddie Izzard) as their guides. Tumultuous forces outside their control ultimately tear the young lovers apart, forcing Jude and Lucy – against all odds – to find their own way back to each other.
Across the Universe Poster
All I know of Across the Universe I have taken from the synopsis and the film's trailer. If the trailer can feature such a compilation of great music, I can only expect the film to follow suit.
Check out the trailer for Across the Universe at Quicktime.
Across the Universe opens to theaters September 14, 2007.