Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Sully, the true story based film directed by Clint Eastwood. The film stars Tom Hanks as Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger, a veteran pilot who is thrown into fame after safely landing a crippled plan on the Hudson River, which eventually became known as the “Miracle on the Hudson.” Eastwood’s film not only displays the event itself, but the aftermath, as an investigation into the event threatened Sullenberger’s career.
If you watched the trailer and felt like you were having a bit of a flashback, that’s because you’ve probably seen something very similar recently. But unlike Robert Zemeckis’ Flight, Sully is based on one incredible true story. That is a much bigger selling point, as audiences are going to want to know what Sullenberger and his family went through after he successfully saved 155 lives on that plane. While much of the story was in the public eye just a few years ago, the trailer does a great job of hooking you with the event itself, as we, as viewers, only see seconds of the landing, which will probably be a solid chunk at the beginning of the film. From there, it’s just tease after tease of the agency after agency questioning Sully and whether he made the right decision, which again, keeps us viewers very interested to see it all play out. And, of course, with Tom Hanks in the role, how do you not want to see what happens next?
Watch the new trailer below, and make sure to head down to the comments and let us know your thoughts. Did you follow the real story? How’d you feel about the trailer? Interested, or not so much? Clint Eastwood’s Sully lands in theaters on September 9th, 2016 and stars Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, and Anna Gunn.
Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, a pilot for more than four decades, is catapulted to fame after birds fly into the engines of flight 1549 on January 15, 2009, crippling the jet. He lands the plane safely on the surface of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers on board.