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Trailer: Lincoln Lawyer

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Well this is interesting. Not the movie; the converging situation it represents. With the DaVinci Code madness finally long gone and the Bournenonsense not nearly as important or anticipated as investors wish, the adult novel adaptions market is up for grabs. I still find it odd that James Patterson doesn’t try to pawn off his dime-a-dozen murder mysteries more often since he could have easily fooled America into thinking they were all as interesting as Along Came a Spider.

With Lincoln Lawyer we not only have an adaption of Michael Connelly’s book of the same name, but we also have a director (Brad Furman) and a screenplay writer (John Romano) who are both almost completely new to the film industry, yet they have quite the knockout cast at their whim. How the hell did this happen? The book’s synopsis is interesting, but nothing to get excited about:

“Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the far-flung courthouses of Los Angeles to defend clients of every kind. Bikers, con artists, drunk drivers, drug dealers — they’re all on Mickey…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YRVy75v7fc

Well this is interesting. Not the movie; the converging situation it represents. With the DaVinci Code madness finally long gone and the Bournenonsense not nearly as important or anticipated as investors wish, the adult novel adaptions market is up for grabs. I still find it odd that James Patterson doesn't try to pawn off his dime-a-dozen murder mysteries more often since he could have easily fooled America into thinking they were all as interesting as Along Came a Spider.

With Lincoln Lawyer we not only have an adaption of Michael Connelly's book of the same name, but we also have a director (Brad Furman) and a screenplay writer (John Romano) who are both almost completely new to the film industry, yet they have quite the knockout cast at their whim. How the hell did this happen? The book's synopsis is interesting, but nothing to get excited about:

"Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the far-flung courthouses of Los Angeles to defend clients of every kind. Bikers, con artists, drunk drivers, drug dealers — they're all on Mickey Haller's client list. For him, the law is rarely about guilt or innocence — it's about negotiation and manipulation. Sometimes it's even about justice."

The trailer even looks professional enough to make me think it might just work. I've got to admit I also like the uncommon way the trailer ended too. It will be interesting to see if this is a sleeper hit or completely bombs at the hands of a somewhat inexperienced director. Sadly it probably depends solely on its advertising campaign and not its content.