Here's a trailer for this weekend's Red Dead Redemption "short film", which believe it or not has been done by John Hillcoat, director of The Road and, more importantly, The Proposition.

I say "believe it or not" because it doesn't look any different to the regular trailers for the game. Whether that's a limitation of machinima - the use of in-game assets to create a film - or a pat on the back for Rockstar's marketers I'm not sure, but when a talented Hollywood director (with Western pedigree, no less) is attached to something like this, you hope for something a little more.

Then again, who knows, the final 30-minute "film" may surprise us all!

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