Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Podcast 172: Josh Gad
Pixel perfect
Daniel Radcliffe Heads To Imperium
He's playing an FBI agent
Patrick Osborne To Direct Battling Boy
Animator adapting Paul Pope's graphic novel
Tom Cruise Teases Edge Of Tomorrow Sequel
Live. Die. Repeat. Again?
Tom Hardy's Taboo Finds A Director
The Killing's Kristoffer Nyholm takes the chair
Drew Pearce Says The Other Ghostbusters Is Still Happening
Update: Ivan Reitman weighs in
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
YESTERDAY
Patrick Osborne To Direct Battling Boy
Animator adapting Paul Pope's graphic novel
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Steve Jobs
13 November 2015
Macbeth
02 October 2015
Straight Outta Compton
15 August 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Love & Mercy
Empire Star Rating
Slow West (2015)
Empire Star Rating
San Andreas (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Black Sea (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Imitation Game (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

12 Years A Slave Trailer Online
'I will survive! I will not fall into despair!'

16 July 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Apple

submit to reddit

12 Years A Slave

We might be in the midst of summer blockbuster season, but there’s always room for a different flavour of film. And what could be better, when looking towards the awards circuit, than a taste of Steve McQueen’s latest project. Enjoy, then, your first proper look at 12 Years A Slave over at Apple.

Based on a painful true story, 12 Years A Slave follows Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), born free in upstate New York and working as a talented musician, who is abducted and sold into slavery.

As he’s carted between different masters (including Benedict Cumberbatch as the lenient William Ford and McQueen regular Michael Fassbender as the cruel Edwin Epps), Solomon tries to stay strong, hoping that he can find someone to help him win his freedom back. Eventually, he meets Canadian abolitionist Bass (Brad Pitt), and things start to change. The poster is also online, and can be seen below. 

With a cast that can only be described as staggeringly good – on top of those listed, there’s Paul Giamatti, Alfre Woodard, Quvenzhane Wallis, Garret Dillahunt, Sarah Paulson, Paul Dano, Scoot McNairy and Michael Kenneth Williams, among others – this will definitely one to look out for. We’ll have to wait for the latest film from the man behind Hunger and Shame, though, as it’s not due in UK cinemas until January 24 next year.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

The World's End Will Have A Comic-Con Poster
Artist Tommy Lee Edwards premieres a first look
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Another film sticking it to Evil Whitey. The slave trade is not as straightforward as is portrayed. When you dig a little deeper, you find out the truth. More

Posted by BenTramer at 03:07 on 17 July 2013 | Report This Post

RE: trailer?
L: adam250579 wheres the trailer? its just a poster lol hey linked it in the article... derp ... tp://trailers.apple.com/trailers/fox_searchlight/12year saslave/]Twelve Years A Slavelick) More

Posted by Emyr Thy King at 01:21 on 17 July 2013 | Report This Post

trailer?
wheres the trailer? its just a poster lol More

Posted by adam250579 at 20:02 on 16 July 2013 | Report This Post

Completely agree with the Mcqueen comment
All of his stuff has been excellent and this looks fantastic. More

Posted by chris wootton at 11:55 on 16 July 2013 | Report This Post

This looks brilliant. More

Posted by Whistler at 10:51 on 16 July 2013 | Report This Post

Looks brilliant!
If its even half as good as Shame it will be amazing! Cant wait! More

Posted by guysalisbury at 10:45 on 16 July 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Can't wait ...
L: Nicky C ... in my opinion Steve McQueen is one of the very few British filmmakers worth talking about. greed. I am very eager to see this latest offering from McQueen, as I am a huge admirer of his previous work. He is one of the very few film makers we have that is interested in pure cinema, with a stronger instinct for what makes an arresting image, not surprising, given his installation and video art background. From the trailer, it would seem to be less abstract and styli More

Posted by Dude McNude at 10:41 on 16 July 2013 | Report This Post

Can't wait ...
... in my opinion Steve McQueen is one of the very few British filmmakers worth talking about. More

Posted by Nicky C at 09:42 on 16 July 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Black Mass Trailer Breakdown With Director Scott Cooper
Find out what's what with Johnny Depp's take on Boston Gangster Whitey Bulger

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Read Empire's official verdict

Empire Meets Joely Richardson
On Maggie, Arnie and Event Horizon

100 Greatest Movie Characters
The complete list of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

Vote Now For Your Favourite TV Shows
Pick your top five - if you can...

Paul Rudd Is Awesome
Being awesome: from Clueless to Ant-Man

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)