“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” won’t hit theaters for several months, but those who read the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer are getting excited about the trailer.
The film is about a nine-year-old boy who searches New York for the lock that matches the key that was left by his father who was killed during the attacks on September 11, 2001.
The movie stars Tom Hanks (the father), Sandra Bullock, and newcomer Thomas Horn, who plays the young boy searching for the lock that fits the mysterious key. But some people will recognize Horn because he is a past teen-Jeopardy winter.
Moviegoers will follow the boy on his journey after he discovers the key in his father’s closet a year after the attacks in an envelope labeled black, the author explains on a video on Amazon.com. Willing to scour the entire city for answers, he sets out and looks for everybody in the city with the last name Black.
The trailer gives us a brief look into the movie. Oscar, Horn’s character in the film, was told by his father that “the way I saw the world was a gift, that I was different than everyone else.”
Oscar, an intelligent boy and amateur inventor, was told to search for something from every decade in the 20th Century. So what did he do? “I found something from every decade,” he told his father, before revealing the item—a rock.
And then Sept. 11 came and changed his life.
The movie is set to come out in December.