The First official trailer for Steven Spielberg‘s historical biopic Lincoln has now finally arrived! After years in the cauldrons of development hell Steven Spielberg’s dream of creating a biopic for 16th President United States of America Abraham Lincon and thankfully there’s no vampires in sight!Daniel Day Lewis has the privilege of playing the titular role and he doesn’t appear in many films these day but when he does he pulls out all the stops pulling off an fantastic performance which will probably end him getting a Oscar nod and this one looks no different. The trailer really sets the tone of the film but I’m sure his accent some may debate it as its an usual. Spielberg has been wanting to do this project for a very long time, Liam Neeson was originally his choice to play the President however with Neeson making a mark in action films he would have to pull off an performance in the mould of his Schindler’s List one.
When the trailer was premièred it was shown during a Google Play Q&A which had the director along with Joseph Gordon Levitt talking about the film. Spielberg said the trailer offers a ‘slight texture’ of the film saying Lincon is ‘a monumental President’ with the film treating the president ‘a man not a monument’. So further a do, check out the trailer yourself love to know your thoughts on the trailer and the film overall, leave your thoughts in the comments box.
Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.
Lincon will arrive in UK&Ireland January 25th, 2013.
Epic ensembled cast for this one with David Oyelowo, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, John Hawkes, Michael Stuhlbarg, David Strathairn, Walton Goggins, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill, Jackie Earle Haley, Lee Pace and Jared Harris.