I mean, holy crap, I think this is the best movie trailer I've ever seen. Which, duh, makes sense since 2001: A Space Odyssey is a masterpiece and probably the best sci-fi movie ever but this new trailer, made to promote its theatrical re-release on November 28th in the UK is absolute perfection.
Your desk. A lone ray of sun shines upon it. Tension squeezes the air. Your pencils tremble. Your pulse quickens. Mysterious forces of the universe are at work. And there it is: a black plastic monolith. Dare you touch it?
Douglas Trumbull, director of Silent Running and Special Effects Supervisor for 2001: A Space Odyssey, is readying a documentary about his time with Stanley Kubrick. The detail in this undertaking is amazing. The filmmakers are literally crawling into never-before-seen-images. Watch.