Skip, shuffle, slide, aaaand…. Jazz pistols!
If it’s a trailer with a story arc you’re after, look no further than Jean-Claude Van Damme’s THE EAGLE PATH. Damn that’s an awesome title.
A military veteran and former mercenary, Frenchy (Van Damme) works as a taxi driver, hiding somewhere in East Asia, haunted by his past. After his driving shifts he often frequents the Eagle’s Nest, a seedy bar that houses a caged eagle [so it's not just a catchy name]. In the midst of the chaotic Asian traffic Frenchy picks up a beautiful female passenger who will change him forever. [Twitch]
I love how the trailer begins with “I’m looking for a lady,” and ends with “I love a woman for da first time in my life!” See? There’s no reason trailers can’t have a story too. In fact I would’ve been much more inclined to see Ghosts of Girlfriends Past if at the end of the trailer Matthew McConaughey had screamed “SHE TAUGHT ME HOW TO LOVE AGAIN!” before going down in a hail of gunfire.