It's probably best to sit this trailer out.
A trailer has finally shown up for Mark Romanek's adaptation of NEVER LET ME GO. This was originally a 2005 novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, which Time magazine called "the best of the decade." I recently read the book and can say that the film was cast beautifully. It's headlined by recent Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan (AN EDUCATION) and Keira Knightley (PRIDE & PREJUDICE), and supported by Charlotte Rampling (SWIMMING POOL) and Sally Hawkins (HAPPY-GO-LUCKY).
Romanek, who hasn't directed a film since ONE HOUR PHOTO in 2002, has at first glance seemed to nail the tone of the novel. NEVER LET ME GO is a unique story combining drama and oddly sci-fi that I hope gets fully translated to the screen. The film revolves around a British boarding school called Hailsham where the children are taught and cared for. But by the end of their term, they begin to realize the truth behind their upbringing. A quick caveat: other than hinting at the excellent score, the trailer also reveals A TON of major spoilers that are crucial to the plot. Somewhat surprising actually. If you haven't read the novel, you might want to pass on the trailer until the film comes out in theatres.
NEVER LET ME GO was written by Alex Garland (THE BEACH, 28 DAYS LATER, SUNSHINE) and opens October 1st, 2010.