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vfx
05-18-2005, 05:02 PM
Well, this is quite an impressive bit of work for a teaser trailer!! Some really nice fx work. That said, I still can't help but feel that they're making it sound like a action adventure as apposed to a serious thriller crime story. Hmmm...

Anyway check it out here...
http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/da_vinci_code/

heavyness
05-18-2005, 05:21 PM
ah! can't see it. quicktime doesn't want to work for me today!

alexyork
05-18-2005, 05:29 PM
whee this looks just as tacky as the book (which is a good thing!). i just hope they get it right and don't try to preach with it (in either direction...). some funky particles in this trailer but I really hope they keep the special effects to a minimum. one of the things I enjoyed about the book was that it wasn't all flash bang action. there was a lot of tension in there.

looking forward to it.

and WOW what a cast!

leigh
05-18-2005, 05:31 PM
That said, I still can't help but feel that they're making it sound like a action adventure as apposed to a serious thriller crime story. Hmmm...


I really can't think why you're saying this when they don't even show anything from the film in the trailer :shrug: At any rate, the book is pretty fast paced and action-packed anyway!
I must admit I am disappointed in their choice of Hanks as Langdon, but other than that I think the cast is pretty cool.

tevih
05-18-2005, 06:06 PM
I'm one of the two people that never read the book(s), but wow! That is an amazing cast! Interesting fx in the teaser.

Lordiego01
05-18-2005, 06:18 PM
I can't wait for this movie, I loved the book!

Plus, I think Hanks is perfect to play Langdon!

But this trailer is trash! Its crap, show us something!

Slurry
05-18-2005, 06:44 PM
whee this looks just as tacky as the book (which is a good thing!). i just hope they get it right and don't try to preach with it (in either direction...). some funky particles in this trailer but I really hope they keep the special effects to a minimum. one of the things I enjoyed about the book was that it wasn't all flash bang action. there was a lot of tension in there.

looking forward to it.

and WOW what a cast!

Tacky? :curious: How so?

I imagined a Harrison Ford type as Langdon rather than Hanks. But since Hanks is one of the most gifted and talentd actors of this generation, I have faith (no pun intended) that he'll pull it off admirably.
The other casting is spot on IMO.
And with Ron Howard directing, it's sure to be a fun movie to see!
Loved the book and am eagerly anticipating this film...Another year!? Oh well, it'll probably be worth the wait.

Art

alexyork
05-18-2005, 06:48 PM
i just meant it's all a bit (deep croaky voice) "In a world...." etc. bit OTT. tacky action flick. it's hard to guage anything from a trailer with no footage from the actual movie, so it'll probably turn out great. i bet there's a massive budget on this. :)

vfx
05-18-2005, 07:03 PM
I really can't think why you're saying this

Its the voice over americano guy - you know - Bang Bang!! - and the fast action cut music! Don't know what version of the book you read, but this isn't a fast action packed story - a good portion of the book (the beginning) takes place at the crime scene (one location - easy now hollywood!) and it takes its time to explore... This is a good old fashion french style thriller\crime in my mind - yes theres action - similar to Broken Sword in that sense, but not an action film with flying particles...which is all well and good if justified. Anyway, with Howard at the healm, I don't think it'll be anything like the trailer - afterall I wonder if he even had anything to do with its makeup.

L.Rawlins
05-18-2005, 07:14 PM
The best trailer ever made was the one for 'The Comedian' (http://www.wimp.com/comedian/)... :D

MisterE
05-18-2005, 10:54 PM
I personally thought the trailer had an intriguing and very effective idea behind it (no pun intended). The whole "one long continuous shot" reminded me of the CG intro to the Day After Tomorrow, another brilliant creation I loved.

Anyway, since we're on the topic of casting: Am I the only one who pictured Ian Holm - not Ian McKelling - as Teabing???

leigh
05-19-2005, 06:46 AM
Its the voice over americano guy - you know - Bang Bang!! - and the fast action cut music! Don't know what version of the book you read, but this isn't a fast action packed story - a good portion of the book (the beginning) takes place at the crime scene (one location - easy now hollywood!) and it takes its time to explore...

I've read the book and personally I think it's a very fast paced story - I mean, they're fugitives from the law, running from the cops once they leave the crime scene. I wouldn't say it's an action book as such, but it does have a lot of action in it.

rockymaru - I think Ian Mckellen is a cool choice for Teabing but he doesn't quite suit the physical description of him in the book. I agree that Holm would have another great cast idea for the part. I think Mckellen has the campiness combined with intelligence to do a great job of it though :)

RocketBoy
05-19-2005, 07:17 AM
Fast paced? I can't even count the number of chapters they spend siting on someone or another's couch drinking tea and talking. :)

Although, I am not a huge fan of the book, i did enjoy it overall. Ian Holm certainly in my mind better fits the description given in the book. But I can imagine McKellen doing a great job with the character too.

Pyke
05-19-2005, 07:27 AM
While I loved The Davinci Code...I just dont see how it will be anything but a so-so movie. I just hope that they try to keep it intelligent, and not go the 'Tomb Raider' or 'National Treasure' (which I loved BTW) route. But we shall see!

My big hope for this movie is that more of Dan Browns books will be made into movies. Deception Point would be awsome.

DZL
05-19-2005, 07:28 AM
blah, blah blah... blah, blah, blah.

blah.

blah, blah.

Swizzle
05-19-2005, 07:29 AM
I'm one of the two people that never read the book(s), but wow! That is an amazing cast! Interesting fx in the teaser.Hey, I knew you were around here someplace! I never read the book either; I usually don't read books that get that much publicity and popularity until they've been out for a couple of years. It means I avoid waiting in line and I also get tidbits of the story so I know if I might be interested.

The cast looks pretty good (Jean Reno? Hee hee, we love the crazy French dudes!), and it seems that the book was pretty popular so the story must be at least "ok". This gets a big "we'll wait and see" from me.

Zack
05-19-2005, 07:43 AM
The cast looks pretty good (Jean Reno? Hee hee, we love the crazy French dudes!)

Hehe, I misread it as Janet Reno at first. I had a total double take. I'm still laughing about that mental picture...

grundgedanke
05-19-2005, 08:32 AM
just stumbled over this thread. oh noooo. hanks. for me, this movie is dead. such a great set with jean, audrey and ian, but hanks as langdon. no chance for me... sad ... i was looking forward for that and now ... sad ...

like said before. someone like harrison would have been nice - maybe a bit too old. but too late, they took everybodys darling (no mine) tom hanks ... donīt get me wrong. he is a nice actor. but i canīt and wonīt imagine him in such a role.

Equinoxx
05-19-2005, 09:25 AM
Why are you all nitpicking the choise of Hanks as Langond.
You're all crying "please no action-adventure" yet you all wish it was Ford they'd pick ?

sounds a little contradictory to me.

I for one think Hanks suits the role fine. after all, Langdon is a professor not a tombraider.

I'm looking forward to this. I actually liked the story of Angels and demons better, but well, that'll prabably be the sequel if this hits well.

And I'm so proud of the fact I read the books before they were the talk of the street :D

grundgedanke
05-19-2005, 09:49 AM
I canīt imagine Hanks and Toutou together ... mmhhh ... weīll see. Itīs just that I and probably a lot of the others, had another picture of Langdon in mind while reading the books. But I also know that you canīt do it right for everyone ... but Hanks ... ok Iīll stop :) Maybe weīre all surprised in the end. I wish the trailer would show a bit more that what it does. I donīt like it. It says nearly nothing ...

opus13
05-19-2005, 03:13 PM
Why are you all nitpicking the choise of Hanks as Langond.

because hanks reads as a wuss. langdon was essentially described (in both books) as the mac daddy. he was the authors idealized version of himself, not the guy from 'bosom buddies' or 'joe versus the volcano'. yeah, hanks has done more since then, but the last serious role he did (that he was believable in) was philidelphia.

SkyZero
05-19-2005, 03:22 PM
IMO, I don't mind that they picked Hanks as the Langdon. I'll still go see it because I thought the book was pretty entertaining. Now the big deal for me is that Ron Howard is directing, I like his movies and they usually turn out pretty good.

I just showed this teaser to my fiance (who loves the book) and she absolutely flipped.

DrFx
05-19-2005, 03:25 PM
I sorta pictured Langdon like Liam Neeson. Every single Tom Hanks movie is sooo American, and Langdon, although American, just oozes "British-ness"!
Anyway, I was hoping they would do "Angels and Demons" too, I liked it better, although the stories are pretty similar. It's got cooler explosions! :)

DrFx
05-19-2005, 03:30 PM
Nice title, too! The "A" and the "V" in "DaVinci" have everything to do with the story! But we still have a year to wait for it? Have they even begun to film it?!?

mustique
05-19-2005, 03:33 PM
De Niro acting as the teacher would've been cool.

Phrenzy84
05-19-2005, 04:03 PM
cheesy voice over, but very cool trailer, some very nice effects, but they are still in pre-production so.. nothing no film yet, just set building, storyboarding, gathering crew working a film schedule etc.

i say give it a chance, im sure the actors in this have chosen this movie because it challenges them in some way. I havent seen Tom Hanks play a role like this and i cant wait to see how he does.

Robert Deniro famous for Godfellas, Casino, Godfather Part II...... Meet the parents, Meet the cough cough. I think he was funny in those movies.

I just hope these actors, signed up because of the script not because of the book.

jscheel
05-19-2005, 05:42 PM
Ok, I understand the point of having a TEASER trailer, but this one was pitiful. I think that this is probably indicative of what the movie will be: hype (I hope this isn't true). Hollywood figured out that something was popular, and they are jumping all over it. I'm suprised it took them so long, in fact.
:RANT ENDED:

Anyways, it will be interesting to see Hanks pull of Lagndon. Not sure what the casting director is getting at by choosing him, but it might work out. Now I have to go back and re-read the book.

P.S. Ron Howard, if you are listening, please don't make this film preachy!!! We've had enough fights over the book, don't fuel the fire with the film. It is entertainment, not truth!

kursad_pileksuz
05-19-2005, 07:25 PM
very cheesy and geeky trailer

heavyness
05-19-2005, 08:37 PM
when i heard Hanks got the role, i was kinda uneasy. but he is a really good actor and might pull it off.

Ford is to old for the part.

I was always thinking Russell Crow or better yet, an unknown actor that wouldn't carry the baggage of being "that guy from that moive."

harlan_hill
05-19-2005, 08:40 PM
Great to see people are already judging the movie without watching a single frame of it, just because Hanks is in it!! retards!!!

I'm the first person to bitch about a movie being garbage, but at least I wait until there's something to see other than a cast list!!

Sheeeeesh.

harlan_hill
05-19-2005, 08:45 PM
Yeah, it's a shame that Hanks will always have the stigma of being "that guy from that movie" as he really is a great actor, and one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. Personally, I'd be just as "uneasy" with Russell Crowe leading the cast.

Having never read the book though, I'm not certain of the exact kind of character this role would be, but I would like to have seen a person as equally unique as Audrey or Jean Reno - perhaps someone like Ben Affleck (totally kidding). :)

when i heard Hanks got the role, i was kinda uneasy. but he is a really good actor and might pull it off.

Ford is to old for the part.

I was always thinking Russell Crow or better yet, an unknown actor that wouldn't carry the baggage of being "that guy from that moive."

XenaTrek
05-19-2005, 08:47 PM
The trailer was pretty good. I've read the book and got very lost with it. Well... maybe not lost but it was a hard read, it's probably the type of book that needs to be read more than once. I think the movie will be interesting.
XenaTrek

kursad_pileksuz
05-19-2005, 09:40 PM
this movie is awesome, especially the cracks and the numbers game is mind shaking, great to see that fresh ideas are coming from hollywood. I have high respect for hollywood for keeping their standarts high in every movie and meet the expectations of viewers



Great to see people are already judging the movie without watching a single frame of it, just because Hanks is in it!! retards!!!

I'm the first person to bitch about a movie being garbage, but at least I wait until there's something to see other than a cast list!!

Sheeeeesh.

Projectkmo
05-20-2005, 08:45 AM
but the last serious role he did (that he was believable in) was philidelphia.

ok...so you dont think he was serious or pulled it off in....



Catch me if you can
Road to Perdition
Cast away
The Green Mile
Saving Private Ryan
Forest Gump
???


wow....

I've been pleasently surprised in the past few years from some actors pulling off some rolls I didnt think they were suited for.....my best example was Matt Damon as Jason Bourne....I was like..."Ahhh crap...Matt Damon...thats gonna suck...he's a wuss" but man, I was surprised, I thought he did great...

leigh
05-21-2005, 03:45 AM
kursad, thanks so much for your deep insight and intellectual contribution to this thread. Now unless you have any more of your incredible pearls of wisdom to share, go play someplace else.

harlan_hill
05-21-2005, 08:25 AM
I have no problem with people bitching, as long as it's legitimate. If one were to say the traier sucked because it was just a cg title sequence essentially, that would be perfectly understandable, but to say the movie is going to suck because a certain person is starring in it is completely absurd. Now, if we'd seen some footage with the actors, etc.. then I could see one complaining because of a certain actor being in it - until then all we've got is a flying logo. :)

thx1138
05-21-2005, 08:42 AM
I wouldn't even mind if all trailers were the done the way this is. I don't really wanna see anything, but just be tempted. I'd be a lot harder to pick a movie, but at least they won't give away the story in the trailer. But since this is based on a book, that doesn't really matter anyway I guess.

akaiwa
05-21-2005, 05:26 PM
Man, even though it's not actual footage, it was really good. The taglines were a little off, because the world's greatest works of art didn't have a secret - It's what the dying man wrote on them which made them so special. They probably wanted to sound more mysterious.

But what I liked most about this teaser is
a) If they'll be taking this kind of approach towards the movie, I'm happy with it. That was very suspenseful, dramatic, and the music ROCKED. Seriously, I hope the music is as good in the movie. Does anyone know what the music is (if they're using an existing soundtrack for the trailer), or is it original?
b) The gold kind of tones work well. I'm not sure if the actual movie will have it, but I sure hope so.

They only released it because it was exactly a year away from its release date, so it might not be a good thing to judge the movie off of (because they've barely started it!) but it got me excited.

*listens to the music again*

opus13
05-21-2005, 10:39 PM
ok...so you dont think he was serious or pulled it off in....

Catch me if you can
Road to Perdition
Cast away
The Green Mile
Saving Private Ryan
Forest Gump
???

wow....



short: no

long:

1. 'catch me if you can', 'road to perdition', and 'the green mile' are essentially all the same character, and arent a stretch from one to the next. he comes close to a serious character... but he wasnt 'there' (whatever 'there' may be). in the first two he seemed more bored than 'intense', and his charachter in 'the green mile' just didnt convince.

2. 'saving private ryan' had better cinematography and direction than characters, but the plot was as deep as 'the day after tomorrow'; not exactly a good combination to showcase an actos potential.

3. 'forrest gump' was simply dull.

4. i only watched half of castaway before falling asleep, so i really cant judge that one.

SheepFactory
05-21-2005, 11:47 PM
wow movie threads bring out the best in everyone. :rolleyes:

MrPositive
05-22-2005, 08:10 PM
The anti Passion of the Christ movie......interesting. I thought the trailer was quite fun but that same voice was in Hitchhikers and all the other movie trailers. I wish he'd get laryngitis.

quote: wow movie threads bring out the best in everyone.


Hehehe aint that the truth brotha. Movie threads might be the final sign of the apocalypse unless of course you believe in the da vinci code. hehehe You think it's bad here dont go over to rottentomatoes.com......where everybody on the site hates each other.

heavyness
05-22-2005, 09:12 PM
i think it would of been better if a women did the voice over. that would of got rid of the "movie guy" voice and maybe play a little into the meaning of the book.

and i'm not putting down Hanks, but since i've read Angles and Demons and Digital Fortress, i feel Robert Langdon should be played by Robert Langdon... then again, this is the first book i've read that is being made into a movie, so i guess this is how people feel.

but it is simply a teaser trailer done by the studios to get forums talking about the movie... wow, it worked!

leigh
06-23-2005, 07:46 PM
I had to dig up this thread to say...

That this week I finished reading Angels and Demons and cannot believe that they haven't made a film of that book yet. Personally I think that it is ten times better than The Da Vinci Code - less trashy, more action, just overall a real page turner. I loved The Da Vinci Code but Angels and Demons kicks its ass.

I popped over to IMDB.com and was really, really surprised to see no sign of a potential film being made from it. Especially considering that it actually comes before The Da Vinci Code, I would have imagined that film makers would have cashed in on what has turned out to be a very successful franchise. I hope to see Angels and Demons in film one day because I think it would make an excellent action thriller.

EpShot
06-24-2005, 12:03 AM
Da Vinchi code got a lot more attention than Angels and Demons, so it makes sence that they woud do it instead. But i'm sure if it does well(which i see no reason for it not too) a prequel would not be far behind.

enygma
06-24-2005, 01:32 AM
I actually read (well, listend via Audible) to Angels and Demons before I listened to the DaVinci Code. I thought DaVinci Code was quite disappointing after listening to Angels and Demons. It was a good book mind you, but it just didn't hold much of a candle to Angels and Demons.

The whole Anti-Matter going to blow up the Vatican story made for an intense read.

akaiwa
06-24-2005, 03:07 AM
The official DVC webpage has a beautiful flash intro. They really should have made THIS into a trailer. The music is just awesome (I really hope this is part of the soundtrack), and the way the paintings were handled rock. Here's the link:

http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/davincicode/site/index.html

leigh
06-24-2005, 03:29 AM
Oh yeah that is pretty cool. I really like that music :)

durbdk
06-24-2005, 07:04 AM
Wow! Excellent website, I think the way they did the transitions from painting to painting was brilliant! haven't heard the music, no speaker at work. http://cgtalk.com/images/smilies/grin.gif

blindsleeper
06-24-2005, 08:11 AM
I must say, im a tad bit dismayed at the choice of hanks as langdon, i always imagined him as somewhat of a johnny depp like character, ah well, as a movie, i will go see it. Though im afraid no matter what cast, the movie wont hold a candle to the book. (and im not one of "those people") so sad...

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