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Watch: Two New Clips From Joe Wright's 'Hanna,' Plus A New Poster For The Thriller

by Oliver Lyttelton
February 16, 2011 3:31 AM
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The first few months of the year are always relatively barren, as you may have noticed, but one of the highlights looks to be Joe Wright's "Hanna." A change of pace for the director, best known for his period work on "Pride & Prejudice" and "Atonement," the action-drama stars Saoirse Ronan as a young girl trained by her father (Eric Bana) to be a killer, and pursued by a CIA agent (Cate Blanchett), and we've been looking forward to the film ever since we read the excellent script last year.

The movie is still a couple of months away, but a new (rather dull) poster has appeared over at IMPA, along with the first two clips from the film, courtesy of The Guardian and Cinema Blend. The first is the same clip that our man at the New York Comic Con was somewhat underwhelmed by, featuring Ronan, Blanchett and Michelle Dockery of "Downton Abbey," who meets a sticky end at the hands of the girl assassin, while the latter is set shortly afterwards, showing Hanna's escape and is far more promising, showing off the score by The Chemical Brothers.

We're still not 100% reassured across the board (Blanchett's accent remains something of a concern), but for this writer, the signs are good for a pacy, smart, stylish action thriller, and advance word that we've heard is strong. "Hanna" also stars Tom Hollander, Niels Arestrup and Olivia Williams, and opens on April 8th. Check the clips and poster out below.

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5 Comments

  • Trin | February 17, 2011 7:28 AMReply

    Cate, the Great. I can't wait to see that movie !

  • Ben | February 17, 2011 1:51 AMReply

    I think we need to judge the accents after we see the film, I mean, did you notice how Blanchett's accent changes when she pronounces East Berlin and Alexander Platz? She says it in a totally European way, more German like, apart from that she seems to have a heavy Southern accent, I think this only shows that Blanchett's character is much more complex and not just a villain.

    I couldn't disagree more on the score, it fits amazingly to the motion and the dynamics of the second clip, it's fantastic :) and I really can't wait to see it.

  • ProMovieBlogger | February 16, 2011 4:57 AMReply

    Nice neck break. Very cool. X-23 finally gets her own movie.

  • Casey | February 16, 2011 4:11 AMReply

    I don't know if that's the exact same clip they showed at NYCC, but the first clip definitely seems to be a heavily edited/compressed version of the scene in order to accommodate releasing a "2-minute clip". Having watched the scene in the trailer....it seems pretty clear i think, but anyways I cant wait to see this.

  • Edward Davis | February 16, 2011 3:54 AMReply

    This film scares me. The talent is amazing and on paper it gets me excited, but the accents are terrible, the villain character looks like such a horrible fey caricature and the score... ugh, doesn't fit at all, especially in that 2nd clip.

    I love Chem Bros, as much as the next guy, but i'm not sure they know what they're doing here. Is that a music video in that 2nd clip??

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