Ang Lee's Ambitious War Drama 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' Gets First Trailer
By Matt O.
TriStar Pictures has released the first teaser trailer for Oscar Winning director Ang Lee's ambitious new war drama Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. The film is based on the novel of the same name by author Ben Fountain. The film is said to be breaking new ground when it comes to movie making technology and will be shot in an unheard of 120 frames per second in 4K native 3D, which has never been successfully accomplished until now. Films are normally shot in 24 frames per second if your wondering. Early reports are that the film is beautiful, shocking, and mesmerizing with the new ground-breaking technology only adding to the beauty of the film.
The film stars newcomer Joe Alwyn as Billy Lynn while him and other soldiers are being honored during the halftime show of a Thanksgiving Day football game, as flashbacks reveal what really happened during their tragic and epic war battle. The film also has a very interesting cast to back up the newcomer, Vin Diesel, Kristen Stewart Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, and Steve Martin all co-star.
Check out the fantastic and engaging trailer, and then drop down to the comments section below and sound of with your thoughts on this interesting looking film, thanks!
Here's the official synopsis:
"Three-time Academy Award® winner Ang Lee brings his extraordinary vision to Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, based on the widely-acclaimed, bestselling novel. The film is told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn (newcomer Joe Alwyn) who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing Iraq battle and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour. Through flashbacks, culminating at the spectacular halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day football game, the film reveals what really happened to the squad – contrasting the realities of the war with America’s perceptions. The film also stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, with Vin Diesel, and Steve Martin. Lee used new technology, shooting at an ultra-high frame rate for the first time in film history, to create an immersive digital experience helping him dramatize war in a way never seen before."
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk is set to hit theaters on November 11th.