After releasing "Burn After Reading" red band trailer in late May, Focus Features follow it up with an international teaser trailer. Unlike the red band trailer, the new sneak peek into the newest Coen brothers' dramedy doesn't provide viewers with any background story to the film, but it surely displays much more funny stuffs to be expected from it.
Almost one minute shorter than the restricted trailer, the video footage displays fast cuts of the dark comedy movie exposing its five main characters in tickling situations. Opened up with George Clooney as he is suggested to be doing some welding work, the compilation of clips quickly cuts off to the scene where Clooney rolls down on the floor to reach for a gun and shoots down a guy, the action that comes as a surprise to himself. Then, it moves on with footages of Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton and Brad Pitt. Many of the clips shown in the teaser have never seen before and it may force grins out from viewers.
Coming from the Academy Awards-winning filmmakers for "Fargo" and "No Country for Old Men", "Burn" is a dark spy-comedy movie about the attempt to blackmail a former CIA agent. The story begins when a trainer for a gym, Chad Feldheimer, and the gym's owner, Linda Litzke, finds a disc left by Katie, the soon-to-be ex-wife of disgraced ex-CIA agent Ozzie Cox. When they open the disc, they learn that it is filled with Cox's memoirs and quickly set up a plan to blackmail him. But, as ignorant as they are, they soon get that the blackmailing do not work as they have planned. Now, they seek other way to get what they want, a new plan that entangled Katie and her new federal marshall boyfriend Harry Pfarrer. "Burn" is coming into the theaters on September 12 after its premiere at the 2008 Venice International Film Festival.
"Burn After Reading" International Teaser Trailer: