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    Default First Trailer For Halle Berry's 911 Call Centre Gimmick Thriller, The Call

    In the vein of Phone Booth and Cellular - both of which were derived from Larry Cohen ideas, oddly enough - here's a trailer for The Call, the latest from Brad Anderson. His script is byRich D'Ovidio.



    Anderson's previous films, including Transsiberian, Session 9 and Happy Accidents, were always sincere and ambitious. This might appear to be less so, but that's on having seen just a trailer. I hope there's more to this than meets the eye, and indeed ear.

    I think it's pretty much inevitable that the film is going to play some tricks on us, the sort of things you know from The Conversation or The Night Listener. These could go either way, but I know a Ta-Dah! twist probably won't go down too well with the critics. They tend to be rather unpopular these days, as much as I love them myself.

    The Call will be along in March, taking over Carrie's release slot now that picture has been booted back to October.

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    I'd complain I'd just seen the whole movie, but that would be like saying water is wet...

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    What does WWE have to do with this? I thought they only produced movies that featured their so-called superstars, but I didn't spot any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeyafterdark View Post
    What does WWE have to do with this? I thought they only produced movies that featured their so-called superstars, but I didn't spot any.
    ACTUALLY, I watched a documentary on WWF back in the day and Vince McMahon said that the whole reason he was in the business is because he wants to make movies one day. He has always wanted to make movies. I think the original plan was to get wrestlers popular enough where people would actually watch their movies, but it looks like they are getting more into the industry. I am surprised as well though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeyafterdark View Post
    What does WWE have to do with this? I thought they only produced movies that featured their so-called superstars, but I didn't spot any.
    WWE changed their strategy from doing WWE Superstar-centric films to doing films which featured their stars in secondary roles to better help their stars get experience and traction in film. In this case WWE Superstar David Otunga is playing one of the officers in pursuit of the kidnapper and is really only briefly seen towards the end of the trailer. It's a much smarter strategy if you ask me. Give these guys a more realistic initiation into acting rather than foisting them into the big screen spotlight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshAdams View Post
    WWE changed their strategy from doing WWE Superstar-centric films to doing films which featured their stars in secondary roles to better help their stars get experience and traction in film. In this case WWE Superstar David Otunga is playing one of the officers in pursuit of the kidnapper and is really only briefly seen towards the end of the trailer. It's a much smarter strategy if you ask me. Give these guys a more realistic initiation into acting rather than foisting them into the big screen spotlight.
    True, although had McMahon had the same clout/visibility as he does today, but in the 80s, his original strategy would've been aces as the wrestlers would've joined the Arnie's/Stallones/Lundgren's of it's heyday. Not sayin' all of 'em would've succeeded, not even close, but they definetly would've been more successful at headlining their own movie.
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    Living my life to be like Jesse Custer but when I look in the mirror all I see is Cassidy. How I ended up with Tulip anyways, God only knows.

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    The beginning of the trailer was Taken, except instead of an ex-CIA bad ass you got an inept 911 operator.

    I've always found it funny that Vince can't get the one guy on his roster that actually makes block buster movies (The Rock) to do one of his WWE films.

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