Ethan Hawke Electrifies as ‘Tesla’ in Official Trailer

IFC Films has released an official trailer for Tesla. Let’s see how great Ethan Hawke is as Nikola Tesla in the trailer below!

The greatest inventor of the age. Tesla looks to feature two timelines. One focused on Nikola Tesla and the other in the present with a girl actually telling the story of Tesla. Hawke constantly “electrifies” on the screen and it looks like he’s bringing his full talent to Tesla.

Side note: does anyone else think this trailer featured some subtle (or not so subtle) erotic vibes via Hawke’s Tesla and the neon lights interspersing the footage?

Plot Synopsis:

Brilliant, visionary Nikola Tesla (Ethan Hawke) fights an uphill battle to bring his revolutionary electrical system to fruition, then faces thornier challenges with his new system for worldwide wireless energy. The film tracks Tesla’s uneasy interactions with his fellow inventor Thomas Edison (Kyle MacLachlan) and his patron George Westinghouse (Jim Gaffigan). Another thread traces Tesla’s sidewinding courtship of financial titan J.P. Morgan (Donnie Keshawarz), whose daughter Anne (Eve Hewson) takes a more than casual interest in the inventor. Anne analyzes and presents the story as it unfolds, offering a distinctly modern voice to this scientific period drama which, like its subject, defies convention.

Tesla hits theaters and on demand August 21, 2020.

What do you guys think? Interested in seeing this at all?

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

"Wait a minute. Wait a minute Doc, uh, are you telling me you built a time machine... out of a DeLorean?"