“American Sniper” promises to be a blockbuster film right out of the gate.
The film, based on the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s bestselling autobiography and directed by Clint Eastwood, is scheduled for release in January, but anticipation has soared after the release of the first heart-pounding trailer.
Actor Bradley Cooper, who plays the well-known American sniper in the film, acquired rights to the story long before the tragic death of Kyle in 2013, according to Entertainment Weekly.
“His story first of all really needs to be told, and it’s also relevant on two fronts: gun control and the need to address the many soldiers who are coming back with PTSD,” Cooper said. “Medicine has evolved to such a state — soldiers are coming back and they’re going to assimilate into the culture and if we don’t address the mental state along with the physical state it’s going to be a problem.”
Watch the clip and check out the responses from Twitter fans:
THAT’S how you tease a movie. WOW. #AmericanSniper http://t.co/B22YmWJpxa
— Joe Lynch (@TheJoeLynch) October 2, 2014
AMERICAN SNIPER Gets a Trailer and I Get Goosebumps http://t.co/RaGINID4g1
— Andy Morgan (@andyatthemovies) October 3, 2014
The American Sniper trailer will haunt you after it’s over. You’ve been warned–WATCH: http://t.co/xXRtDL3Dca pic.twitter.com/VME4Ex3pPM
— Slate (@Slate) October 3, 2014
The first trailer for “American Sniper” might be the year’s best so far http://t.co/upQ6TVowBi
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) October 3, 2014
American sniper may be tr baddest movie about the baddest man to ever live, beyond pumped http://t.co/5VyJDLSYme
— Rob (@99_pROBlems26) October 3, 2014
Whoa. This looks brilliant. Bradley Cooper is doing some amazing work. http://t.co/BHJwt3oYbM
— Daniel Knauf (@Daniel_Knauf) October 3, 2014
#hollywood ‘American Sniper’: Bradley Cooper in heart-pounding trailer http://t.co/fL9yqTd8Er
— Louis Pichardo (@LouisPichardo) October 3, 2014
Just watched the trailer for American Sniper and I want to see it right now
— Dudz (@Dudz_Smoove) October 3, 2014
That AMERICAN SNIPER trailer is how we should all probably start doing trailers.
— Zach Shildwachter (@zachforzombies) October 3, 2014
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