New Trailer for Ang Lee’s ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’

Image via Sony Pictures
Image via Sony Pictures

Sony has dropped a new trailer for Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, the upcoming technically evolutionary drama from filmmaker Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Life of Pi).

The new trailer doesn’t focus so much on our character’s halftime walk itself, instead offering up a more linear look at Lynn’s journey and change as he goes to war and returns a changed young man. The new piece also plugs away at some of the more positive reviews the film has received.

Much has been said about the technical aspects Lee has employed for his latest picture, which was filmed at 120 frames per second in 4K native 3D. Unfortunately, while critics have admitted that the film’s game-changing tech is impressive, early reviews – generally speaking – haven’t been very impressed with how the technology fits alongside the film’s poorly formed narrative.

We’ll find out for ourselves when Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, starring Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel and Steve Martin, hits US cinemas in limited release on November 11 before opening wide on November 18. The film arrives in Australia on January 12.

Synopsis for Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk:

Director Ang Lee brings his extraordinary vision to Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, based on the widely-acclaimed, bestselling novel. The film is told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn (newcomer Joe Alwyn) who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing Iraq battle and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour. Through flashbacks, culminating at the spectacular halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day football game, the film reveals what really happened to the squad – contrasting the realities of the war with America’s perceptions. The film also stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, with Vin Diesel, and Steve Martin. Lee used new technology, shooting at an ultra-high frame rate for the first time in film history, to create an immersive digital experience helping him dramatize war in a way never seen before.