After a featurette last week, Warner Bros. released the first proper trailer for The Lucky One, a romantic drama based on the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name.
The Lucky One is the story of a marine that travels to North Carolina after serving in Iraq to search for the unknown woman that he thinks was his good luck charm during the war. Basically this marine, played by Zack Efron, finds a picture of this unknown woman, right there on the battlefield and just as he leaves his post to pick it up, a bomb drops behind him. So it’s easy to believe why he now considers her to be his lucky charm. As with most trailers these days you get most of the story in just two and a half minutes leaving very few surprises in store for the actual viewing of the movie.
Directed by Scott Hicks (Shine, No Reservations), The Lucky One stars Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Jay R. Ferguson and Blythe Danner. For those not familiar with Nicholas Sparks, some of his other novels adapted into successful movies were: Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, The Notebook, Nights in Rodanthe, Dear John and The Last Song. Just based on that, expectations for The Lucky One are above average, at least when it comes to box office. Personally I think this movie would work better around Valentine’s Day but I don’t work for Warner Bros. so I have no say when it comes to the release date of this film.
The Lucky One opens April 20th in the US and May 4th in the UK.