Four trailers you need to watch

Four trailers you need to watch

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Text: Varsha Sivaram

Image: 20th Century Fox

From Joseph Gordon-Levitt on a wire to Matt Damon on Mars, we round up four trailers you should see

1. The Martian, starring Matt Damon

Adapted from the novel by Andy Weir, The Martian sees astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) stranded on Mars and assumed to be dead. Directed by Ridley Scott, the story follows Watney's attempts to stay alive. Surviving against all odds isn't a new role for Damon; just take a look at his Bourne series, sci-fi flick Elysium, and pretty much most of his filmography. Yet The Martian seems to offer a new thrill, especially with science fiction aficionado Scott at the helm. Check out the first trailer below.

2. The Walk, starring Joseph-Gordon Levitt

A man balancing on wire between two high-rise buildings – it's an iconic image. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to play Philippe Petit, the man behind the infamous stunt. Robert Zemeckis (known for classics such as Back to the Future and Forrest Gump) is directing the biographical film, which also stars Ben Kingsley. With some heart-stopping moments in the preview itself, The Walk looks to be more than your average heist movie.

3. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part Two, starring Jennifer Lawrence

With all the buzz around this series, it needs no introduction. Even if the first part didn't wow you, we'd recommend catching The Hunger Games' final installment just to see how it all plays out. Constantine director Francis Lawrence will be back for the final film, and seeing box-office darling Jennifer Lawrence in action is always a plus. 

4. Suffragette, starring Carey Mulligan

It's all our British favourites coming together for a quintessentially British story – and an important one no less. Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham-Carter, Meryl Streep, and many more star in Suffragette; a film revolving around the women's suffragette movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Judging from the trailer, it looks to be the earlier, darker counterpart to Made in Dagenham; take a look for yourself below.