The Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan, have produced some of the most enjoyable, an acclaimed films, of the last 25 years. From Raising Arizona, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou? to No Country for Old Men and Burn After Reading, the sibling’s eclectic directorial and storytelling sense is as wide as the subject matter they cover and as laser-focused as Hollywood’s best and brightest. You can imagine the giddiness, despite me never seeing the original (Shuuuuuun! Shuuuuuuun the non-believer!), I felt when I saw the duo would be remaking True Grit for release this December. This is the kind of movie that tickles my beans. Hollywood needs more Westerns!
Check out the trailer after the jump and let me know your thoughts. I like it. Subtle, quiet and smart. I have a hard time thinking this movie will not be a success both commercial, as well as an award winner come the Oscars in February 2011.