June 18, 2009

paul_giamatti_cold_souls_movie_image__6_.jpgThere should be a point in this trailer for “Cold Souls” where they notify the audience “We know that this looks like a film by Charlie Kaufman, but it isn’t”.  The film follows Paul Giamatti as Paul Giamatti.  Feeling lost, the celebrated character actor decides to put his soul into cold storage only to have it lost and must go…wait for it…soul–or, you already got there.  Soul searching.  He goes soul searching, literally.

In this age of franchises and adaptations we should certainly cherish original ideas and saying your movie looks like something dreamed up by Charlie Kaufman is no insult.  However, there is a danger in being too weird if your story lacks depth and you’ve just coasted on premise alone.  Hopefully, that won’t be the case here because it certainly looks intriguing and I’m a huge fan of Giamatti.

Check out the trailer after the jump. “Cold Souls” hits theatres on August 7th.

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