To be honest, I don't quite know what to think of the new trailer for The Brave One. Directed by Neil Jordan, the film stars Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, and Naveen Andrews, an actor who has been popping up all over the place lately. The story centers on Foster's character, who after the loss of a loved one, goes on a somewhat "Bronsonesque" revenge spree. If you like to remain unspoiled about these kinds of things you might want to skip the trailer for now; I took the plunge and now I think I know way too much about the movie already. Not to mention an ending that almost manages to unravel any mood that the trailer managed to set.

Luckily most of the cast is already busy with their next projects; Foster has already lined up a Leni Riefenstahl bio-pic, and the slightly less heavy film Nim's Island with Abigail Breslen (Little Miss Sunshine). Howard of course, is working on Iron Man with Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, but The Brave One works as a nice dramatic counterpoint to the hi-profile comic book movie. Jordan is set to direct the adaptation of the fantasy novel Heart Shaped Box as well as the horror flick Killing on Carnival Row. The Brave One is just one part of Warner Bros.' slate of dramas set for this fall, including In The Valley of Elah and Michael Clayton with George Clooney. WB should had taken a cue from Clooney's film on how to make a good suspense trailer -- the operative word being suspense.

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