NEWS FLASH: New Poster, Trailer, Film Festival, and Nomination for Channing Tatum's 'Battle in Seattle'
MovieSet.com just let me know that the US trailer for Channing Tatum's upcoming drama 'Battle in Seattle' has now been released. They also sent me the new poster for the film, which you can see on the right.
Based on one of the most incendiary political uprisings in a generation, 'Battle in Seattle' takes an in-depth look at the five days that rocked the world in 1999 as tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in protest of the World Trade Organization.
What began as a peaceful protest intended to stop the WTO talks quickly escalated into a full-scale riot and eventual State of Emergency that squared off peaceful and unarmed protesters against the Seattle Police Department and the National Guard.
You can CLICK HERE to watch the new, exclusive trailer on MovieSet.com or you can check it out below. I am happy to say that this version (unlike the French one I posted recently) does include Channing, so make sure to check it out.
In addition to the new trailer and poster, I also learned from Leigh at Michelle-Rodriguez.com that 'Battle in Seattle' is going to open the 34th annual Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). Director Stuart Townsend, Charlize Theron and Martin Henderson are all scheduled to walk the red carpet at the festival's opening-night gala at 7:30pm on May 22, 2008 at McCaw Hall in the Seattle Center.
SIFF is the largest and longest-running film festival in the country and runs from May 22 - June 15, 2008. The complete festival schedule will be announced May 8th, but you can CLICK HERE to learn more and buy tickets to the BIS screening.
Today it was also announced that 'Battle in Seattle' has been nominated for a Leo Award in the Feature Length Drama category. The awards ceremony will be held Saturday, May 24, 2008 in Vancouver, BC at the Westin Bayshore. You can CLICK HERE to see the rest of the nominees.
'Battle in Seattle' is truly an exceptional film, and I know this is just one of many nominations the movie will receive before all is said and done. If you want to learn more about the movie, you can CLICK HERE to read about my experience at the US premiere of the film at the South by Southwest film festival a few weeks ago. I have now added a new video of the Q&A with director Stuart Townsend and actor Martin Henderson to the post. You can also check out the BIS official website.
'Battle in Seattle' is set to have a theatrical release in September 2008.