Four Preview Clips for Texas Killing Fields Starring Sam Worthington and Jeffrey Dean Morgan
09.03.11 by Ryan
A couple weeks ago, the first trailer was released for the upcoming crime thriller The Texas Killing Fields (formerly The Fields), followed by a new poster and release date. While the movie is still more than a month away, four new preview clips have debuted.
Inspired by true events, Texas Killing Fields stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Sam Worthington as two detectives who team up to catch a serial killer who brutally murders women and dumps their bodies in a nearby marsh locals call "The Killing Fields." Soon, the killer begins targeting police officers. Director Ami Canaan Mann makes her feature directorial debut with the movie after spending ten years as a TV and movie writer. Mann recently explained to IndieWire that what drew her to the project was "the quality of the dialogue" and "the research" done by screenwriter Donald F. Ferrarone, himself a former DEA agent. Mann used both to create a reportedly authentic movie.
I had the good fortune of being able to go to Texas City, being able to have access to the cops, being able to have access to real families in crisis, being able to go inside prison facilities and morgues. I just pursued all those avenues.
My objective was to portray these people, this town and these circumstances with as much authenticity as possible. I felt like the way to do that was to dive into these real people and that real town and those real places. I tried to make it feel real, to sink the audience into that environment by making that environment not seem false. And then I was lucky enough to have a cast and crew who was willing to go on this journey with me. The depths of research that everyone did was astonishing.
The preview clips, which don't exactly explain much of the movie, range from a musical montages to dialogue scenes, detecting scenes and, even, a little bit of action.
The Texas Killing Fields opens on Oct. 14, a week later than originally announced. Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass) and Jessica Chastain (The Tree of Life) star. Mann's father, Heat director Michael Mann, produced.