Ahead of its March 11 premiere, Robert Rodriguez’s ‘From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series’ has been given its first trailer – with no shortage of bloodshed.
This televised adaption looks to expand on the 1996 film that Rodriguez wrote from the script by Quentin Tarantino (thankfully it was never leaked). Set in Texas, the story follows the Gecko brothers (D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz), a pair of violent criminals who, after a bank heist that leaves several people dead, take to the run and end up commandeering an RV led by the unsuspecting Fuller family.
The story then takes a turn when the group stumbles upon a strip club that just so happens to actually be a brothel for vampires.
The two-and-a-half-minute trailer heightens the mystical aura, and offers some very gory and even beautiful sights. There are sultry sirens, lots of blood splatter, and maybe some questionable dialogue, but nevertheless looks determined and decided in tone and scope.
What’s more, it is clear there is far more backstory crafted, and while we flash on some voluptuous demons, it’s hard to tell exactly how much takes place before the group hits the brothel. Then again, the movie is merely a template – who’s to say the whole town isn’t infested?
Also seen in the trailer are Don Johnson as Sheriff Earl McGraw and Robert Patrick as Jacob Fuller, the former pastor who is kidnapped along with his children by the Geckos. Wilmer Valderrama,Brandon Soo Hoo, and Madison Davenport also star, as does Eiza Gonzalez, who assumes the role of Santanico Pandemonium, the sexy vampire as portrayed in the film by Salma Hayek.
The series is the first foray into original programming for the brand new El Rey Network, and English-language outlet led by Rodriguez aimed at Latino viewers. ‘From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series' premieres on El Rey on March 11 at 9/8c.
Certainly ruined the good ol' "Everybody be cool, you be cool" line :/
Not impressed by the trailer either, and I more than loved the 1996 movie - have watched it so many times. Still looking forward to this though, but a tiny bit afraid we might be in for a disappointment :/
Message Posted On Jan 30th, 2014, 11:29 am
Hmmm, trailer was kind of repetitious. Same shots, cars driving/blood repeating a bit too much. Trailers always show the best parts so hard to decide. Some interesting imagery, no real standout quotable dialogue. Could be good, god be over-hyped crap riding the coattails of a decades old hit.