The first trailer for The Rite didn’t really pull my pants down, but I have to say that the newer one is far more engaging. It delves just enough into the plot to make you a bit more interesting. The basic premise — that a rookie priest must help a veteran exorcist who may well be becoming possessed himself — is enough of a somewhat new spin on the genre. And Hopkins seems to be, for the most part, toning things down just enough to be effective. Plus, Toby Jones! And Alice Braga! And Maria Grazia Cucinotta! And Rutger fucking Hauer!
I’m down with it.
Here’s the trailer:
Not bad. The Rite is directed by Mikael Håfström (Derailed, 1408) and comes out January 28, 2011.