New Trailers: ‘Harry Potter 7,’ ‘Saw 3D,’ ‘Priest’ and More


Several new trailers arrived over the course of the day while I was sitting in theaters taking in TIFF screenings of which I am still trying to write at least two reviews before I crash for the night and have to get up for a 9 AM screening. So, instead of writing up five different articles, here’s all of them in one big shot with a few comments on each. Have at it…

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:
Part I

MuggleNet debuted the first TV Spot for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, which just aired during the season premiere of “The Vampire Diaries” on The CW. I expect, of the films left to be released this year, this will be the biggest once it hits theaters on November 19. Agree?

Country Strong

Country Strong is a film I wonder if it can find any kind of Oscar traction. Garrett Hedlund (Tron Legacy) stars as a rising young singer/songwriter who becomes involved with a fallen country singer played by Gwyneth Paltrow. It draws an obvious similarity to Crazy Heart and with a December 22 release it smells like it may be a late Oscar grab, but I didn’t watch the trailer. How about you do that and let me know what you think.


After Legion I must say I have no major interest in Scott Stewart’s reteaming with Paul Bettany for Priest, a film based on the comic book by Min-Woo Hyung centering on a warrior priest (Bettany) who disobeys church law by teaming with a young sheriff (Cam Gigandet) who is part vampire and a priestess to track down a band of renegade vampires who have kidnapped the priest’s niece. The film is set for a May 13, 2011 release and just below is the first trailer.


Here’s another trailer for DreamWorks Animation’s Megamind. I can only assume there will be about 40 more before the film hits theaters on November 5.

Saw 3D

Here is the new trailer from Saw 3D, which is set to hit theaters on October 29 and is expected to be the final film in the franchise. Then again, The Final Destination was expected to be the last in that franchise when it was released in 3D and they are already getting ready to film Final Destination 5. Go figure. Anyway, here’s the new trailer for the film in which a group of Jigsaw survivors gather to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror.