To infinity and beyond…
Welcome back to JOE’s weekly trailer column where every seven days we round up the best teasers released in the world of film and TV.
While we covered the first look at the upcoming MCU entry Thor: Love and Thunder in a separate article here, a handful of other noteworthy trailers dropped this week which we’ve compiled below for your perusal.
Clip via Disney Ireland
Starting off with movies, Disney and Pixar unveiled a new action-packed trailer for Lightyear, their highly-anticipated spin-off of the Toy Story franchise.
The upcoming film serves an origin story for the fictional astronaut character who inspired the Buzz Lightyear action figure in the previous Toy Story movies.
It will see Buzz (voiced here by Chris Evans) become marooned on a hostile planet and trying to find a way back home.
Pixar’s take on a sci-fi action-adventure movie, Lightyear arrives in Irish cinemas on 17 June.
Good Luck To You, Leo Grande
Clip via LionsgateFilmsUK
This British comedy-drama follows Nancy (Emma Thompson), a retired widow seeking romance and excitement after a boring marriage who hires a younger sex worker called Leo Grande (Irish actor Daryl McCormack, Peaky Blinders).
Boasting an impressive 97% score on Rotten Tomatoes following its premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, it is also set for an Irish release on 17 June.
Music video via Apple TV
Now onto television, this five-part nature documentary series about dinosaurs will premiere next month over five days on Apple TV+.
Narrated by David Attenborough and produced by Jon Favreau, the streamer says the show “combines award-winning wildlife filmmaking, the latest paleontology learnings and state-of-the-art technology to unveil the spectacular habitats and inhabitants of ancient Earth for a one- of-a-kind immersive experience”.
Based on the above trailer, you can expect to see some jaw-dropping visuals when Prehistoric Planet roars onto the service from 23 May.
The Time Traveler’s Wife
Music video via HBO
Having been adapted into a 2009 movie starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams, Audrey Niffenegger’s popular novel The Time Traveller’s Wife is being brought to the screen again, this time as a series.
The sci-fi romance will follow Henry (Theo James), a man with a genetic disorder that causes him to time travel unpredictably, and his wife Claire (Rose Leslie), an artist who has to cope with his frequent absences.
Set to be an emotional watch – “Why is love intensified by absence?” Claire asks in the powerful trailer – the show lands on Sky Atlantic and NOW from 16 May.
Clip via Prime Video
Last but not least is another sci-fi series with a dash of romance.
In Night Sky, JK Simmons (Whiplash) and Sissy Spacek (Carrie) play an older married couple who possess a bedroom in their backyard that inexplicably leads to a strange, deserted planet.
The show comes to Amazon Prime Video on 20 May.