Fox Searchlight has released an awesome teaser trailer for their new film Birdman, which sees Michael Keaton back as a superhero. The movie comes from director Alejandro González Iñárritu, who is best known for films such as Amores Perros, 21 Grams, and Babel. This is a very different type of film for the director, but it looks so freakin' good! I'm sure Keaton is going to give a hell of a great performance as well.
This isn’t your conventional superhero movie. I'm not even sure if it would actually be considered a superhero movie. As you'll see in the trailer though, it uses some of those superhero story conventions. The film tells the story of an actor (Keaton) who once played a superhero, but now he's struggling as he takes on a new play.
Birdman also has an incredible supporting cast that includes Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Amy Ryan, and Zach Galifianakis. Here's the synopsis:
Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.
The movie is set to open in theaters on October 17th.