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If you're anything like me, you're devilishly handsome and you can't get that Nightcrawler tease out of your head. And now the Jake Gyllenhaal drama has its first trailer, and it looks plenty tense. Blockbuster screenwriter Dan Gilroy is making his directorial debut on this film, which concerns a blue-skinned mutant named Kurt Wagner, who is able to telepo-
Wait, that's not it at all. Sorry, Nightcrawler, maybe you'll get a solo movie soon, or at least as soon as movie studios end racism against mutants.
In this Nightcrawler, Gyllenhaal plays an unemployed man who dips his toes into the world of freelance night time crime reporting in Los Angeles. Presumably, he's able to get a spot on the night time news with Rene Russo (good to see you again, ma'am , you've been missed), and presumably he gets himself into a whole lot of trouble. Also, presumably, there are drugs involved – how else to account for Gyllenhaal's stringy, greasy, wide-eyed appearance?
Of course, there's also Bill Paxton and a corpse involved, so clearly Gyllenhaal becomes the subject of his own stories. This clip is tense enough to convince you to make the money to buy a ticket FIVE TIMES. Man, this dude really loves his mantras. Gilroy, who is married to Ms. Russo in real life (you lucky dog!) is making his directorial debut here, and it seems far away from his work on films like Freejack, The Fall or The Bourne Legacy. So the guy's no slouch to tension, absurdity and suspense. In other words, Gyllenhaal's going to earn the "Academy Award Nominee" distinction he receives in the trailer. Could the Oscars come knocking for Donnie Darko once again?
Nightcrawler is coming this fall, October 17th to be exact, though it will premiere early at the Toronto International Film Festival. If you're in Toronto, make sure to make the money to buy a ticket.