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Trailer Watch: It's Gonna Be a Bumpy Ride Heading 'Into the Storm'

Photo of Jacob Combs By Jacob Combs | Thompson on Hollywood June 27, 2014 at 10:03AM

Extreme weather events:they're happening more frequently and, at least in the new trailer for "Into the Storm," they're coming for all of us.
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Richard Armitage in 'Into the Storm'
Richard Armitage in 'Into the Storm'

Extreme weather events:they're happening more frequently and, at least in the new trailer for "Into the Storm," they're coming for all of us.

The action thriller, set in the unlucky town of Silverton, follows a team of professional storm chasers (and some high-octane amateurs) as they seek to study and also escape from an unthinkable onslaught of super tornados.  Sure, we've seen stormy weather on screen before in films like "Noah" and "Twister."  But in this film, it's not the twister you have to look out for, it's the twisters.  As in plural.  Oh, and one of the tornadoes is made of fire.  (Don't ask--at least it doesn't have sharks!)

The film's initial teaser cleverly resorted to using just the sounds of destruction to create a sense of anxiety, but the full trailer shows us a whole lot more.  Richard Armitage ("The Hobbit") and Sarah Wayne Callies ("The Walking Dead") star as a school official and storm researcher, respectively, who drive around in what essentially looks like a tank as the world goes to pieces around them.  "Final Destination 5" director Steven Quale (who shot second unit footage for "Avatar") helms the CG thriller, due out in theaters August 8.

Strap yourself into your seat and check out the trailer for "Into the Storm" below.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.