A teaser trailer for 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man has hit the web (heh) but likely doesn't have long for this world. I'm not even going to try an embed the thing because YouTube videos are collapsing like the shared dream state in act three of Inception.
For now, try this link.
The above image is from the final moments of the teaser, the culmination of a web-slinging POV sequence which has us careening through the Manhattan skyline FPS style until we catch a glimpse of Spidey reflected in the window of a skyscraper. I'm sure we've seen instance of this before, but as an extended scene it's going to make for a thrilling 3D experience on the big screen (remember that this film was actually shot in 3D, so it may be one of the few times it's worth the premium for those glasses).
The other main bits of interest come with the tone. This is a dark trailer. Not just because it's a dim, contrasty bootleg. The overall mood of the piece is simply darker than what Raimi was doing. A major part of that is what feels like the central mystery of the rebooted franchise: the disappearance of Peter's parents. We meet them here in Pete's childhood, and the level of attention given them seems to indicate that they're not simply absent. They're missing.
And yes, Virginia, we're looking at another retelling of the origin story. Though how much real estate that tale will take up, it's too early to say.
Stay tuned for the official trailer release as it becomes available.
Thanks to our pal Pat Loika for the tip.