Hanna Super Bowl trailer

Hanna, the 2011 film from director Joe Wright about a teenager who was raised by her ex-CIA agent father to be a super spy, is being reimagined as a television series by Amazon. Now the company has unveiled a new Super Bowl trailer that gives us our best look yet at what to expect.

The video also reveals that Amazon Prime subscribers will be able to watch the first episode immediately after the Super Bowl this weekend, even though the show technically doesn’t premiere until March. Check out the action-packed trailer below. Read More »

hanna season 1 teaser

She’s not the fugitive you were expecting. The 2011 thriller Hanna, which starred Saoirse Ronan as a girl raised by her father to be a perfect assassin, is getting the TV series adaptation treatment from Amazon, which has released a second teaser for the upcoming first season. While the first Hanna teaser had the intriguing hook “Baby Heist,” the latest Hanna season 1 teaser offers something better: our first look at this unlikely teen assassin.

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Hanna TV show teaser

David Farr (The Night Manager) co-wrote the screenplay for the 2011 film Hanna, which starred Saoirse Ronan as a girl raised by her father to be the perfect assassin. Now Farr is returning to that story and expanding on the concept in a new TV series for Amazon Prime Video, and the first teaser trailer has arrived. Amazon is calling this teaser “baby heist,” so they certainly know how to get our attention. Read More »

Hanna tv show

David Farr likely isn’t returning to write the second season of The Night Manager. He’s said before that John le Carré’s spy story is over for him, but one story he might return to is one he co-wrote years ago. The wrier-director is hoping to make a Hanna television series with NBCUniversal International Studios.

Below, learn more about the Hanna TV show.

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we walk down a new Sesame Street, try and get over our stuttering problem with an Academy Award hopeful, get our swerve on with the neighbor’s wife, and try and learn a thing or two about one of the world’s best rugby players.

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Some people probably saw this coming when Joe Wright signed on to direct, but I have to admit that I didn’t. Atonement‘s Saoirse Ronan is now in negotiations to take the title role in Wright’s upcoming action-thriller Hanna. The film is a kind of Nikita-meets-Leon, Kick-Ass-meets-Bourne mash-up about a 14 year old girl who has finely honed killing skills. Calling her an assassin is slightly off the mark I think, but it does get something like the right idea across. Once upon a time, Danny Boyle was attached to direct.

Having read a draft of Seth Lochhead‘s screenplay I can see how brilliantly Ronan fits the role. The specific requirements aren’t too exacting – she’s just a year or two older than the character but looks young enough, and she has those big and innocent eyes that would play off against her violent acts in the way you’d expect. Had this movie been made back in the early 00’s, I’m sure Keira Knightley would have been chased down for the role.

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