Fox-Walden has delivered the first teaser trailer for their upcoming fantasy film City of Ember via the film’s official site this afternoon. And I’ve got to be honest, it looks like a pretty cool fantasy flick. Along with the trailer (which can be seen below), they’ve also sent over the film’s official synopsis:
For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember’s once powerful generator is failing … and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two teenagers in a race against time, must search Ember for clues that will unlock the ancient mystery of the city’s existence, and help the citizens escape before the lights go out forever.
Check out the trailer below, then we’ll talk more about the film:
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The film is based on the book “City of Ember” by Jeanne DuPrau, and was adapted for the screen by Caroline Thompson, who has written screenplays for other films such as Corpse Bride and The Nightmare Before Christmas. It is also the second film from director Gil Kenan, whose 2006 directorial debut Monster House was very impressive. And with a cast that includes Bill Murray, Atonement’s Soairse Ronan, Tim Robbins and Martin Landau, it’s a film that is definitely worth keeping an eye on.
City of Ember hits theaters on October 10, 2008. To help promote the film, Fox-Walden has also released a widget that can be grabbed and placed on any one of your various online profiles (MySpace, Facebook, etc). Check that out below, along with the first teaser poster: