Hello, there! My name is Preston Barta, and I am the features editor of Fresh Fiction and senior film critic at the Denton Record-Chronicle. My cinematic love story began where I was born: off planet on the isolated desert world of the Jakku system. It's there I passed the time scavenging for loose parts with my good friend Rey. One day I found an old film projector and a dusty reel of the 1975 film JAWS. It rocked my world so much that I left my kinfolk in the rearview (I so miss their morning cups of green milk) to pursue my dreams of writing about film. It wasn't long until I met two gents who said they would give me a lift. I can't recall their names, but one was an older man who liked to point a lot and the other was a tall, hairy fella. They got me as far as one of Jupiter's moons where we crossed paths with the U.S.S. Enterprise. Some pointy-eared bastard said I was clear to come aboard. He saw that I was clutching my beloved shark movie and invited me to the "moving pictures room" where he was screening the 1993 film JURASSIC PARK to his crew. He said my life would be much more prosperous if I were familiar with more work by the god named Steven Spielberg. From there, my love for cinema blossomed. Once we reached planet Earth, everything changed. I found the small town of Denton, TX, and was welcomed into the Barta family. They showed me the writings of local film critic Boo Allen. He became my hero and caused me to chase a degree in film and journalism. After my studies at graduate of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, I met some film critics who showed me the ropes and got me into my first press screening: 2011's THE GREEN LANTERN. Don't worry; I recovered just fine. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD was only four years away.
Not to be confused with the Ridley Scott 1980’s fantasy film with Tom Cruise, StudioCanal has debuted the trailer for LEGEND.
The upcoming film, featuring double the talent from Tom Hardy (MAD MAX: FURY ROAD), is the true story of the Kray twins, a pair of gangsters who controlled much of London’s organized crime in the 60s.
According to sources, LEGEND generated a lot of buzz at Cannes last year, with buyers claiming Brian Hegleland’s screenplay (who penned L.A. CONFIDENTIAL) was one of the best scripts they’d come across. From the trailer, which you can view below, you can bet there is much truth in that. There’s undeniably a GOODFELLAS-like tone from the trailer– so taking that and throwing Hardy in front of the lens, well, you can color us excited.
LEGEND opens in sometime in September.