First Trailer for James Gunn's Super is Pretty Super
Posted 03.05.11 by Ryan
Writer-director James Gunn (Slither) has been aggressively promoting his upcoming "superhero" movie Super, a labor of love project that Gunn began writing in 2003 and has been working on trying to make ever since. Gunn released a poster for the movie last week, and now the trailer has finally arrived.
Super follows a short order cook named Frank (Rainn Wilson) who decides to fight crime as a costumed superhero named the Crimson Bolt after his wife (Liv Tyler) leaves him for a drug dealer named Jacques (Kevin Bacon). Wilson eventually gets a sidekick in Boltie, played by Ellen Page.
Gunn advertised the movie's first trailer on his personal website, but the high volume of traffic it caused served to continually crash his site. Luckily, Yahoo! had a copy of the trailer as well. Gunn took to his Twitter to thank his Twitter followers for their positive responses.
Thx for ur trailer compliments! I promise you the movie has a LOT more- it's darker & deeper & more effed up than we can show in two minutes
Audiences will have to wait until Super opens in limited release on April 1 to see exactly what Gunn means. Nathan Fillion and Linda Cardedllini co-star.