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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Hollywood may still be riding high on big budget blockbusters right now, but that’s not to say it still doesn’t have the capacity to produce some solid mid-budget fare as well. This year saw a couple of those hit theaters with Atomic Blonde and The Hitman’s Bodyguard, and today we got a couple new trailers for some others that you may not be aware of.

The Snowman

The first comes in the form of The Snowman. The film stars Michael FAssbender and Rebecca Ferguson, and is from director Tomas Alfredson, the man behind such films as Let the Right One In and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (one of which I liked…I’ll let you figure out which one). The movie is based on Swedish author Jo Nesbø’s bestseller.

When an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.

The Snowman is produced by Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (The Theory of Everything, Les Misérables), as well as Piodor Gustafsson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Robyn Slovo (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy).

The film was shot entirely on location in Norway in the cities of Oslo and Bergen and the area of Rjukan.

Hostiles

The next film to get a trailer is Hostiles, another low-key trailer in the spirit of such films as The Proposition (at least that’s how it comes across to me in this trailer). The film stars Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike, and is from an original screenplay from writer-director Scott Cooper and screenwriter Donald Stewart. The film is directed by Scott Cooper, who may be best known for his work on the Johnny Depp gangster flick Black Mass.

Unlike The Snowman (which looks to be a dark thriller in the vein of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), this one looks like it’s trying to be a real Oscar contender, with Bale likely aiming for a Best Lead Actor nomination and win.

Honestly, the trailer doesn’t do a great job of telling us what the story is about, but it certainly gives us a great idea of the atmosphere we’ll be getting, and when it comes to Westerns, atomsphere plays a huge role.

Which of these trailers has you most excited? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Deadline Hollywood, Universal Pictures UK

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.