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19 August 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Bad Robot (Via The Playlist)

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Well, that really is the strangest teaser for a Star Wars film we could imagine… Which is why we can all go ahead and assume that this mysterious new teaser from Bad Robot for something else that J.J. Abrams and his legions are working on. But what?

It’s certainly a compelling piece of of footage, featuring a ragged man struggling onto a beach from the ocean as a gravelly narration talks about endings and beginnings.

And the final reveal, that the man has his mouth stitched shut? It’s the sort of thing Abrams loved to do on Alias and that Damon Lindelof and the rest enjoyed on Lost (the teasing element, not stitching peoples’ mouths’ closed, unless their anti-spoiler policy was much stricter than publicised). The whole thing recalls those early teasers for Cloverfield, the none-more-secret monster movie that J.J. produced in 2008.

All we have to go on is the title of the vid – Stranger – and the Bad Robot logo (with what could be some Michael Giacchino piano music over the monochrome footage). And of course we already know that Abrams loves to plant mystery seeds in our noggins. So your guesses please, folks, either in the comments or on Twitter. One of Bad Robot’s upcoming movies? A new TV series? A web short destined to be blasted into our brains using a complicated laser delivery system? We’ll find out soon enough, but it’s fun to guess for now…


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It took me a while to figure it out but i'm sure that's the voice of Albert Finney... More

Posted by DouglasW at 11:47 on 02 September 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Aquaman
L: Kayotik Sadly as with all of JJ’s films, he’s an expect at building up intrigue with slight of hand and teasing clues, but no matter what his mysteries have always been incredibly lacklustre in result. Cloverfield led everyone on a wild goose chase trying to figure out what this monster was and its origins, to discover it was just some generic monster with no real explanation behind it. Star Trek Into Darkness had everyone trying to figure out who John Harrison was (everyone gue More

Posted by waltham1979 at 11:50 on 27 August 2013 | Report This Post

David CLark's comment deserves attention
Highly unlikely this is anything but a teaser for the book More

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The voice is definitely Frank Langella More

Posted by jamiemulls at 18:54 on 22 August 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Frank Langella
The real Frank Langella or the mysterious man who definitely isn't Frank Langella but also definitely is? More

Posted by UTB at 13:51 on 21 August 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Aquaman
Sadly as with all of JJ’s films, he’s an expect at building up intrigue with slight of hand and teasing clues, but no matter what his mysteries have always been incredibly lacklustre in result. Cloverfield led everyone on a wild goose chase trying to figure out what this monster was and its origins, to discover it was just some generic monster with no real explanation behind it. Star Trek Into Darkness had everyone trying to figure out who John Harrison was (everyone guessed Khan) so when t More

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I think it is Max von Sydow More

Posted by pump_action at 08:53 on 20 August 2013 | Report This Post

RE: J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Team Release Mystery Trailer
Did a bit of web research and there's a book that JJ co-wrote coming out in October (soon - like in Stranger), and someone pointed out that the font in the promo pic for S. is exactly the same as in the Stranger video, and given that there's also the fact that the book is called S. and the film is called Stranger this seems to be the most probable theory right now. More

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