We live in a world where even trailers for movies get their own trailers. That’s just a weird fact of life that, rather than being a sign of the end of days as some choose to see it, I just think it’s an odd. And some of them are actually awesome, like this quick tease for Darren Aronofsky’s mother!.
This mother! trailer trailer doesn’t reveal much, shocking, I know, but it does look all kinds of crazy. And if Darren Aronofsky, Jennifer Lawrence, and Javier Bardem teaming up for a horror movie doesn’t get you at least a little excited, it’s time to look back at your life choices and own the mistakes you’ve made. Especially after the last time the director dabbled around in this end of the genre pool with Black Swan.
Mostly, what we see here serves to up the creep factor, but the last few seconds are where it gets totally nuts. There’s fire, bugs, and what appears to be an exploding blood light bulb. I don’t know what’s going on, but I sure do like it. The plot reportedly revolves around a couple who have their relationship tested when uninvited guests show up on the scene. That’s all we know, but it’s SOP for Aronofsky, who likes to play it close to the vest. But it’s enough. After all, this is a guy who turned a ballerina spat into a twisted psychological thriller.
mother! also stars Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson, Kristen Wiig, and Stephen McHattie, among others. Aronofsky also once again works with frequent director of photography Matthew Libatique, but this happens to be his first film not scored by Clint Mansell. Instead Johann Johannsson (Arrival, Sicario) will handle those duties, and while that’s a change, his style certainly seems to fit the material.
The full mother! trailer drops on August 8. As for the actual movie, it premieres at the Venice Film Festival, shows at the Toronto International Film Festival, and then hits theaters on September 15.