“You don’t listen to me… you’re gunna get hurt.” Netflix has revealed a new full-length trailer for an action film titled Wheelman, about a “wheelman” getaway driver. We featured a teaser trailer for this last month, and here’s the full trailer to follow that. Wheelman is told entirely from the perspective of the driver, with most shots inside the car, taking place over the course of one night and one bank robbery that goes terribly wrong. Frank Grillo plays the wheelman, co-starring Garret Dillahunt, Caitlin Carmichael, Wendy Moniz, and William Xifaras. This actually looks pretty damn good, and buzz from Fantastic Fest seems to indicate it might even exceed expectations. This really does look a lot like a grittier Baby Driver, though. ›››
“The ice humbles all, it reveals our limitations, our weaknesses, our human-ness.” Vertical Entertainment has unveiled an official trailer for a sci-fi action film titled 2307: Winter’s Dream, set (obviously enough) in the year 2307 during a new ice age. The plot in this is a bit weird – scientists bio-engineered Humanoids that possess great strength, speed, and tolerance to extreme cold. When one of these humanoids escapes and threatens to lead a rebellion, an elite team of soldiers is sent to hunt him down. This seems to be much more about the gritty action and nefarious characters than the futuristic time it takes place. 2307: Winter’s Dream stars Paul Sidhu, Branden Coles, Arielle Holmes, Kelcey Watson, Anne-Solenne Hatte, Timothy Lee DePriest, and Stormi Henley. This looks like it might be okay, but I’m not excited. You? ›››
“When I receive orders, I assign them. And you kill.” Well Go USA has unveiled another official trailer for the badass Korean action film The Villainess, which opens in select theaters (NY & LA) this weekend. So if you think this looks good, you can see it now! We’ve written about this film before and featured a trailer a few months ago. Ok-bin Kim stars as Sook-hee, a trained assassin who tries to become a stage actress after giving 10 years of service as an assassin. But her dark past comes creeping back and she must take things into her own hands to finish her work and be free once and for all. The full cast includes Eun-ji Jo, Seo-hyung Kim, Ha-kyun Shin, and Jun Sung. This trailer is packed full of intense action and quotes from critics, and will leave you more than excited to see this. I’m looking forward to catching it sometime soon. ›››
He’s back!! Media Asia has debuted a new international trailer for John Woo’s latest action film Manhunt, being described as a return to his action roots in the vein of his 1989 classic The Killer. Let’s hope that’s all true, because we haven’t really seen a great action movie from John Woo in a while. Manhunt is about an innocent prosecutor who sets out on a mission to clear his name after being framed for crimes he didn’t commit. Zhang Hanyu stars as the prosecutor, and the cast includes Masaharu Fukuyama, Qi Wei, and Ha Ji Won. This is actually a remake of the 1976 Japanese film Kimi yo Fundo no Kawa o Watare. I’ll be seeing this at the Venice Film Festival when it premieres there in a few weeks. The footage in this trailer looks very weird like it’s straight from the 90s, but here’s to hoping Woo is totally back and better than ever. ›››
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Stratton trailer turns Dominic Cooper into an action hero
Vertigo Releasing has debuted the first trailer for the action movie Stratton, starring Dominic Cooper (Need for Speed, Captain America: The First Avenger) as the title badass. You can check out the Stratton trailer below!
Cooper stars as the title character, British Special Forces op John Stratton, who is tracking down an international terrorist cell. The film is based on the first in a series of eight novels by pseudonymous author Duncan Falconer, an ex-SBS (Special Boat Service) commando.
In addition to Cooper, the production has lined up the rest of its supporting cast including Austin Stowell (Whiplash), Tom Felton (the Harry Potter films), Gemma Chan (“Humans”), Tyler Hoechlin (“Teen Wolf”), Thomas Kretschmann (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Derek Jacobi (The King’s Speech), Connie Nielsen (Gladiator) and noted Shakespearian actor Jake Fairbrother (Skyfall).
Directed by Simon West (Con Air, The Expendables 2), Stratton will be released in the UK on September 1, with no U.S. release date set.
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After weathering criticism that Season 7 of The Walking Dead was unrelentingly bleak, Season 8 of AMC’s zombie hit looks like a very different animal, at least judging from the first trailer released at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday afternoon.
While Negan is still sauntering around swinging his bat and warning people that they’re about to “shit their pants,” the tone of the trailer is one of defiance, as Rick Grimes and his allies take the fight to the Saviors, with the Alexandrians joining forces with the residents of Hilltop and the Kingdom to defeat the big bad.
There are some moments in the trailer that hint at a little more levity than previous seasons — including a somewhat innocent moment of a walker trying to catch a plastic bag caught on a tree — but much of the footage focuses on Rick and Maggie rallying their troops with motivational speeches… and Daryl blowing shit up. Read more…
“All of the races are different. Just because they’re different doesn’t mean anybody’s better or worse than anybody.” Netflix has launched the full-length trailer for David Ayer’s fascinating new film Bright – which is a Netflix Original production, starring Will Smith, set in a different world where other creatures like orcs and elves co-exist with humans. It’s also a bit like Training Day, it seems, because Smith plays a cop assigned a partner who’s an orc and he just doesn’t like him. Joel Edgerton co-stars under the make-up as “Nick Jakoby”, and the full cast includes Noomi Rapace, Kenneth Choi, Brad William Henke, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramírez, Ike Barinholtz, Brandon Larracuente, and Dawn Olivieri. So this actually looks surprisingly damn good, I’m serious. The first half of this trailer starts a bit slow, but when everything kicks in mid-way through – wow. I’m seriously impressed. I really want to see this movie. What about you? ›››
“There’s a tale told somewhere south of Burma. The tale tells of a man…” XLrator Media has debuted an official trailer for an action movie titled Savage Dog, which looks like it’s straight out of the 90s as an action movie mixing guns and martial arts and a ridiculous revenge plot and so much more. Scott Adkins stars as a former champion boxer stuck in a prison in Indochina in the late 1950s. When he is released, the people running the jail don’t want him to leave and so he must figure out a way to get home. The full cast includes Marko Zaror, Juju Chan, Cung Le, Vladimir Kulich, Charles Fathy, Matthew Marsden, Sheena Chou, and the incomparable Keith David. I really don’t know how to describe this, it has some cool action but it seriously looks like this was made 30 years ago and kept in a vault until now. Check it out. ›››
“Who the hell are you?” “I’m the guy you shoulda called when you went sideways.” Lionsgate has dropped a trailer for yet another new Steven Seagal action movie, and it looks as terrible as his last one. The trailer is for a film called Cartels, formerly known as Killing Salazar. It’s made by the same director who has made all of Seagal’s recent movies, including Contract to Kill, which we featured a trailer for last year (did anyone actually watch it?). Cartels has some super cheesy, twisty plot involving a drug lord being captured, the DEA, and Seagal being Seagal. Also starring Georges St. Pierre, Martine Argent, Darren E. Scott, Massimo Dobrovic, and Luke Goss. I honestly don’t even know why I bother with trailers for films like this, I’m never going to watch it, and I hope no one else will want to either. Move along, nothing to see here. ›››
“What are you doing?” “I gotta go steal back some drugs for these gang guy so I can get my dog back.” RLJ Entertainment has released an official trailer for a new action comedy titled Once Upon a Time in Venice, starring Bruce Willis and John Goodman. This film seems like a straight up John Wick rip off, but maybe it’s not even that, perhaps it’s a John Wick spoof, a “SoCal John Wick”. There’s a badass guy in disguise, and someone steals his dog, so to get him back he has to bust some heads. Simple as that. The cast includes plenty of cool people: Jason Momoa, Famke Janssen, Elisabeth Röhm, Kal Penn, Adam Goldberg, Thomas Middleditch, Stephanie Sigman, and Wood Harris. This kind of looks fun, but it also seems like it could be terrible, hopefully not. It’s from the same writer as Cop Car, for reference. Enjoy. ›››