Yes, after months, nay, years, of this single frame of Leo DiCaprio looking pensive at an old-timey dinner table being the sole visual representation of perhaps the most anticipated film of this still-young decade, Leo and Marty have finally released a teaser trailer for Killers of the Flower Moon, and it is a doozy.
Looks pretty good, right? Wolves and death and intrigue and people staring at the camera and De Niro cosplaying as Harry Truman. What’s not to like?
Killers of the Flower Moon, for the uninitiated, is the Martin Scorsese-directed adaptation of New Yorker writer David Grann’s best-selling non-fiction book Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, which received near-unanimous critical acclaim upon its release in 2017.
Way back in March of 2016, a full year before the book was even published, Imperative Entertainment won the bidding war for the film rights, paying Grann a whopping $5 million for his (extremely fancy and well-threaded) old rope. Nice work if you can get it. Leo, Marty, and Bob came on board a year later and the trio have been trying their damndest to get the project over the line ever since.
Thankfully, they’ve made it happen, and all 206 minutes of KOTFM will be premiering on Apple TV in October. Of course, if you happen to have a press pass (one of the fancier ones, I imagine) to this year’s Cannes Film Festival, you can jump the queue and check it out this Saturday.
I myself will be waiting until 1PM on Christmas Day to watch the film in its entirety, just as I did with The Irishman.