Would you be surprised to hear we have one more Robert Pattinson trailer to show you before tomorrow’s big “New Moon” premiere? Probably not, right? But what if we told you it had nothing to do with sparkling vampires? In a feat of epic timing, Summit has released the trailer for Rob’s other 2010 film “Remember Me” right in time to coincide with the hoopla surrounding the sequel’s release. And in typical RPattz style, the comely actor is all brooding melancholy in this first sneak peek.
The film centers around a pair of star-crossed lovers (sound familiar?) dealing with their own family tragedies. The trailer opens on Tyler (Rob) trying to break up a street fight, ultimately leading to his arrest and a bloodied face (which explains all those paparazzi shots of a worse-for-the-wear Rob strolling through New York City). When Tyler’s father Charles, played by Pierce Brosnan, comes to bail him out, it’s clear there’s no love lost between father and son. “You could do worse than a father who bails you out of jail,” Charles says. “I don’t want to be bailed out of anything,” Tyler shoots back.
But Tyler clearly wants—and needs—to be bailed out of his troubled life when in walks the daughter of the cop who arrested him, played by “Lost” actress Emilie de Ravin. Emilie’s Ally and Tyler begin a love affair, but we know what happens when RPattz’s characters date cops’ daughters—there are always complications.
“Remember Me” is familiar emotional terrain for Rob. His depressed, slightly misfitish Tyler is most equatable with his loner musician character Art in 2008’s “How To Be,” but it’s hard not to see glimmers of Edward Cullen as well, especially in a cafeteria/lounge scene when Tyler meets Ally for the first time. I, for one, however am excited to see Rob drop Edward’s perfect mantle and inhabit a romantic lead that is truly relatable—sparkling not included.
What do you think about the trailer for “Remember Me”? Will you be seeing it next year?