Tuesday, September 25, 2007

New Beowulf Trailer

There's a new trailer for the Zemeckis Beowulf movie being released this fall. Some observations based on this new trailer:

  • Apparently, everyone in the movie will be nude at one time or another. This is a "clothing optional" Beowulf. In fact, nudity is required even to view the film.
  • Grendel doesn't look much like his mom. He must take after his father. Either that or he needs to moisturize.
  • Angelina Jolie is the only non-motion capture actor in the film. Oh, I know, some people have said, "But she doesn't have a tail in real life!" Actually, she does -- they just photoshop it out of all publicity shots.
  • There will be dragon riding. No word yet on dragon roping, dragon racing, dragon wrestling, or any of the other dragon rodeo events.

UPDATE: I'd forgotten that I wanted to link to Dr. Virago's post over at Quod She on Naked Beowulf.


  1. But will the dragons be naked?

  2. As much as I don't like (so far) the apparent choice to make Grendel's mother comely, or possibly the dragon (what's with the tail?), this preview is a definite improvement over the last one.

    But I still wish this was LIVE ACTION with some special effects.

  3. Anonymous4:41 PM

    This second trailer is pretty good. I agree with you about everyone being naked, because it does seem that way with this new trailer, but a little bit of nudity right:) I think the movie has a good shot at being really good. I can't wait to see it.