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26 September 2008  |  Written by Glen Ferris  |  Source: Yahoo Movies

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The conspiratorial whispers that have surrounded the release date of Bryan Singer's much-delayed Hitler assassination plot flick, Valkyrie, may not have been completely hushed but they can at least be momentarily drowned out by the cracking new trailer.

Dogged by on-set accidents, film stock destruction and protests against star Tom Cruise's suitability for his real-life role, Valkyrie has, to be frank, been a bit of a mare to complete. But now with a UK release date due early next year and the latest footage depicting a tense thriller with all manner of explosions, sweaty palms and ticking clocks, it seems the wait may well have been worth it.

In the movie, Cruise plays Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, an aristo German officer who planned to plant a bomb in Hitler's bunker in the infamous "July 20 Plot".

The brand new trailer, which will be attatched to Spike Lee's own WW2 movie Miracle At St. Anna, is being hosted over at Yahoo Movies. Click here to take a look.

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I loved Superman Returns too and although people say it needed more action (I don't think it did) you've gotta admit the action scenes were breathtaking and for the first time in ages I was actually impressed by the grandure of the CGI based scenes. The bit with the chain-cannon yeah, but that scene with the plane and his struggle to just grab hold of the plane and his desperation to save the people inside when he can't help but unintentionally, heavy handedly, fight the frailty of the constant More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 09:29 on 01 October 2008 | Report This Post

I'm a big fan of Bryan Singer's work, and thought that Superman Returns in particular was unfairly slammed, suuure it could have had the odd extra action scene thrown in, but it looked bloody wonderful. It would appear the same would apply to this film too, the cinematography looks fantastic, Cruise's accent will require some getting used to but I'm sure the film will turn out great. I agree about the random voiceover guy too :) Absofuckinglutely no need for him. More

Posted by captainrentboy at 17:08 on 30 September 2008 | Report This Post

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I'm suprised that, given how much Cruise puts into his films (The Last Samurai being a noteable one), he didn't just learn German and do the film in it. But then I suppose speaking german would have alienated the US mainstream market. More

Posted by UTB at 12:40 on 29 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
If I remember right, they did the self same thing with Enemy at the Gates - although Bob Hoskins did attempt a none-too-bad Russian accent for most of it! More

Posted by DazDaMan at 12:04 on 29 September 2008 | Report This Post

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Looks alright but nothing special. I can't get over the accents myself, I think its incredibly lazy of them not to attempt to have all the Germans characters at least speak with one accent. If Cruise even attempted a slight British accent it would have worked but his American voice is completely jarring and I think will be a problem for someone to take it seriously and especially will effect his oscar chances. More

Posted by Scabby at 11:15 on 29 September 2008 | Report This Post

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Eh? Warbird porn? Ha ha ha. What the heck is that? Like, 1940's chicks with their knockers out? If so, groovy. Nah, mate. The film looks ace and Bryan Singer is a crackin' director (I actually loved Superman returns and X2 is one of my all time favourites). He's got a brilliant cast and even though I'm a bit wary of Cruise (my dad's a war movie nut but he'll take some convincing to see a movie with "that bloody Cruise turnip with the nashers" in it) but he looks just like Graf in photo com More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 09:06 on 29 September 2008 | Report This Post

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Well, Tom Cruise and dodgy Kraut accents aside, I'm looking forward to this (partly because there looks to be quite a bit of warbird porn in it!) More

Posted by DazDaMan at 22:41 on 28 September 2008 | Report This Post

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Well, Tom Cruise and dodgy Kraut accents aside, I'm looking forward to this (partly because there looks to be quite a bit of warbird porn in it!) More

Posted by DazDaMan at 22:31 on 28 September 2008 | Report This Post

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L: Manfrendshensindshen L: jimoakley666 L: Manfrendshensindshen L: jimoakley666 L: Manfrendshensindshen I actually am half-German and live in the country, and I just can't be bothered with The Cruiser's lack of a German accent - I'd be annoyed if the rest of the cast were speeking like zis, with only Cruise as the main character sporting a heroic American accent. If the film was set in France, would everybody want all the actors to speak with an Insp More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 15:58 on 27 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: jimoakley666 L: Manfrendshensindshen L: jimoakley666 L: Manfrendshensindshen I actually am half-German and live in the country, and I just can't be bothered with The Cruiser's lack of a German accent - I'd be annoyed if the rest of the cast were speeking like zis, with only Cruise as the main character sporting a heroic American accent. If the film was set in France, would everybody want all the actors to speak with an Inspector Clouseau faux French accent More

Posted by Manfrendshensindshen at 14:51 on 27 September 2008 | Report This Post

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i liked it. i love the way the beats are edited to the ticking of a clock. More

Posted by pauljeremiah at 14:17 on 27 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: Manfrendshensindshen L: jimoakley666 L: Manfrendshensindshen I actually am half-German and live in the country, and I just can't be bothered with The Cruiser's lack of a German accent - I'd be annoyed if the rest of the cast were speeking like zis, with only Cruise as the main character sporting a heroic American accent. If the film was set in France, would everybody want all the actors to speak with an Inspector Clouseau faux French accent? I doubt it. And if you More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 11:17 on 27 September 2008 | Report This Post

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L: jimoakley666 L: Manfrendshensindshen I actually am half-German and live in the country, and I just can't be bothered with The Cruiser's lack of a German accent - I'd be annoyed if the rest of the cast were speeking like zis, with only Cruise as the main character sporting a heroic American accent. If the film was set in France, would everybody want all the actors to speak with an Inspector Clouseau faux French accent? I doubt it. And if you want to see a German spin on von More

Posted by Manfrendshensindshen at 18:54 on 26 September 2008 | Report This Post

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L: Manfrendshensindshen I actually am half-German and live in the country, and I just can't be bothered with The Cruiser's lack of a German accent - I'd be annoyed if the rest of the cast were speeking like zis, with only Cruise as the main character sporting a heroic American accent. If the film was set in France, would everybody want all the actors to speak with an Inspector Clouseau faux French accent? I doubt it. And if you want to see a German spin on von Stauffenberg's story, go More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 17:50 on 26 September 2008 | Report This Post

I'm sure all the other actors could do a fine German accent. More

Posted by cooldog at 17:43 on 26 September 2008 | Report This Post

I actually am half-German and live in the country, and I just can't be bothered with The Cruiser's lack of a German accent - I'd be annoyed if the rest of the cast were speeking like zis, with only Cruise as the main character sporting a heroic American accent. If the film was set in France, would everybody want all the actors to speak with an Inspector Clouseau faux French accent? I doubt it. And if you want to see a German spin on von Stauffenberg's story, go and watch the German TV movie Oper More

Posted by Manfrendshensindshen at 16:05 on 26 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: To jimoakley666
Yeah. Cause then we'd avoid such calamities as Heather Graham in 'From Hell', Kevin Costner in 'Robin Hood POT', most of the cast of 'Highlander' and Dick Van Dyke in 'Mary Bobbins' etc, ha ha ha. More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 14:55 on 26 September 2008 | Report This Post

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I'd be happier all round if the germans made it, i had no idea about the boy in the striped pyjamas, i just dont get whats wrong with american directors actually casting actors of the right nationalities theyre meant to be playing. and yeh Cruise has been going down in popularity for a while now. More

Posted by richCie at 14:42 on 26 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: To jimoakley666
L: broonie This looks quite good. Hopefully the film be just as good when it's released. BTW - Who honestly gives two f**** about the accents? Accents weren't changed in the film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and no-one gave two shits, but because it's a Tom Cruise film, everyone has to pick on something I suppose. ey, he coulda just not spoken the way he ALWAYS does in every film. Other people manage to do it every now and then in other films. I couldn't give a fuck as l More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 14:31 on 26 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Jimoakley Cruise Box Office
L: Sub Rosa Erm ... since Oprah War of the Worlds took £591m and MI:3 took $397m. That is selling films! nd he's being going down the swanny since. Lions for Lambs flopped BIG style. Paramount, after umpteen years told him to pack up and piss off and this is the first thing he's done since. Also, United Artists ain't doin' so well now that he's boss man. And for the record, War of the Worlds came out in 2005. His sofa antics were during the promo so it was already to late for it More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 14:20 on 26 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: To jimoakley666
This looks quite good. Hopefully the film be just as good when it's released.   BTW - Who honestly gives two f**** about the accents?   Accents weren't changed in the film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and no-one gave two shits, but because it's a Tom Cruise film, everyone has to pick on something I suppose. More

Posted by broonie at 13:49 on 26 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: To jimoakley666
Why oh why did Tom Cruise have to star in this. Tom you're american... why play a german? although i spose it would have been worse if he'd have tried to fake a German accent. Also voice-over guy is just a joke. Stop ruining our trailers! More

Posted by richCie at 12:15 on 26 September 2008 | Report This Post

Dollars
Sorry $591m dollars not £'s More

Posted by Sub Rosa at 12:12 on 26 September 2008 | Report This Post

Jimoakley Cruise Box Office
Erm ... since Oprah War of the Worlds took £591m and MI:3 took $397m. That is selling films! More

Posted by Sub Rosa at 12:11 on 26 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: To jimoakley666
L: Sub Rosa What's Cruise to do an English accent? That would be daft and I'm very relieved that they didn't go for German accents. Secondly Cruise sells movies - that's why his name is big - studios have been pushing him for years. It's pretty clear that he clearly gives a damn about the other actors and the content of the film considering that it's "his" company that put the film together. on't talk daft. Cruise doesn't sell movies like he used to. Ever since his 'sofa-hopping' ant More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 11:38 on 26 September 2008 | Report This Post

To jimoakley666
What's Cruise to do an English accent? That would be daft and I'm very relieved that they didn't go for German accents. Secondly Cruise sells movies - that's why his name is big - studios have been pushing him for years. It's pretty clear that he clearly gives a damn about the other actors and the content of the film considering that it's "his" company that put the film together. More

Posted by Sub Rosa at 11:27 on 26 September 2008 | Report This Post

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L: robbiescarfe It all went down really well, until voice-over man stuck in the throat like a neglected fish bone: "VALKYRIE"... a! I thought exactly that too. Can someone please tell Voice Over Man to fuck off and join the back of the dole queue? It really REALLY grates whenever that stupid voice is attatched to anything. Why do advertisers feel we need or want what sounds like a retarded over acting american who can't get to grips with voice volume or the basics of the english lang More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 11:25 on 26 September 2008 | Report This Post

Nice
Looks very good. Lovely cinematography. Bit surprised by the VERY american accent though. Stands out a bit too much from the mostly British cast. Also, why is it starring TOM CRUISE and not Cruise, Branagh, Nighy, Stamp etc...? Has he still got that stupid and rather egotisical clause in his contract that his name and his face has got to be the main focus of every poster and trailer on all of his films? Shows how much he gives a shit about the other stars and the context / content of the More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 11:17 on 26 September 2008 | Report This Post

Sod all the bad press, this looks fantastic! Can't wait! More

Posted by Manfrendshensindshen at 10:58 on 26 September 2008 | Report This Post

It all went down really well, until voice-over man stuck in the throat like a neglected fish bone: "VALKYRIE"... More

Posted by robbiescarfe at 09:59 on 26 September 2008 | Report This Post

I just done a little cole trickle in my pants
Looks bloody good. More

Posted by dogtanian at 09:15 on 26 September 2008 | Report This Post

The trailer is the "bomb' ('scuse the pun)
WOW! I was excited about this film before - but having seen the new trailer - this looks much better than I anticipated! Can't wait. The Cruiser does it again! Diggin' it. More

Posted by Sub Rosa at 08:42 on 26 September 2008 | Report This Post

Who cares about a trailer...
...I want the actual film please. More

Posted by jpt1976 at 07:41 on 26 September 2008 | Report This Post

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