Fans of the classic American novel, “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, are in for some great news. Just released this week by Warner Bros. Studios, a new trailer for ‘The Great Gatsby’ has been unveiled.
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the infamous Jay Gatsby as well as Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, the film adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” is set for release this December 2012. While it is not yet clear yet if more movie trailers are on the way, this sneak peek of ‘The Great Gatsby’ already has audiences abuzz with excitement.
Bringing the class ‘Great Gatsby’ in a modern movie set
Early this week, the film version of ‘The Great Gatsby’ trailer was made public, and introduced a sweeping first glimpse for viewers. Directed by Baz Luhrmann, fans of the book and coming movie can now watch the classy scenes firsthand.
Using both computer animation and a modern rock soundtrack, the first promising shots show the glamorous lifestyle of the wealthy in the “Roaring 1920s.” At first, “The Great Gatsby” may look as if it is far too recent to depict a decade that took place almost a century ago, but the classic dress and historical settings make the scenes much more convincing.
In the 1925 novel, brand-new New Yorker Nick Carraway arrives on the affluent east coast to visit relatives. Yet as he watches the mysteries surrounding the strange but rich Jay Gatsby unravel, he realizes that there is much more to the green light across the lake than meets the eye. Both love and the hollowness of the upper class are at stake in the book, and these powerful themes will most certainly have a strong effect on the movie adaptation.
First trailer for ‘The Great Gatsby’ focuses on DiCaprio’s role
The new trailer for “The Great Gatsby” is truly a sight to behold. It focuses on DiCaprio’s starring role in the film, for America during this time has so much prosperity it has no idea what to do with it besides spend, celebrate, and spend some more. Yet in the years before the market crash and Great Depression of the 1930s, Jay Gatsby’s true dreams for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan begin to unfold.
Gatsby in the film version appears a bit more brooding and intense than his novel counterpart, although this may not be a surprise considering the talented DiCaprio’s usual character roles he is cast as. Carey Mulligan shines as the flirtatious but sharp Daisy Buchanan, while Toby Maguire serves as observer Nick Carraway before the love triangle makes itself known.
This first look at the movie might still leave a lot of questions, but the trailer also reveals its great potential from the start. “The Great Gatsby” is set to hit Chicago theaters Christmas Day, 2012.
How did you like the trailer of “The Great Gatsby?” Do you think it will live up to expectations, and how might it compare to the classic American novel? Are you excited to see actor Leonardo DiCaprio star as Gatsby himself?