You can read my review of the original series here. First thoughts about the trailer? It's very American. It feelsAmerican, and Russel Crowe is sporting ludicrously dumb hair. Also, Ben Affleck is playing the politician, and he seems to be a supporting actor, rather than co-lead as in the serial.
I will see this film, but I can't say I'm terribly excited. I find it hard to believe that the quality can be maintained when the running time is halved.