Okay, so remember last week when we showed you the first trailer for Dead Man Down with Colin Farrell? At the time I said that it had a “…grainy, almost bootleg quality to it and the sound is just slightly out of synch, but since it’s all over the web, I’m thinking that’s a marketing ploy," well it turns out there was a reason for it and I was at least partially correct.
That trailer was “leaked” online and has since been removed and replaced with the higher-res trailer (which includes a lot more footage) you’ll find below.
I’m still not convinced the “leak” wasn’t a marketing ploy to test the waters and since so much of the web ran with it and it appears there is interest, they’re now releasing the real deal. I could be wrong. Could also be the cynic in me running amok again. (“Amok, amok amok!” Anyone else remember what that’s from? Oh well, digressing again.)
Victor, right hand man to an underground crime lord in New York City. He seeks to avenge the death of his wife and daughter caused by his boss. When his employer is threatened by a mysterious killer, Victor also becomes detective. Victor is seduced and blackmailed by Beatrice (Noomi Rapace), a victim turned avenger whose intense chemistry leads them spiraling into payback delivered in violent catharsis. From producer Neal Moritz (The Fast and the Furious franchise, I Am Legend) and Joel Wyman (Fringe, Keen Eddie) comes a triumphant action thriller, a powerful portrait of the relationship between two people caught in the crosshairs of revenge.
Starring Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace, Dead Man Down is directed by Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Swedish version) and written by J. H. Wyman. It also stars Terrence Howard, Dominic Cooper, Isabelle Hupert and Armand Assante . The film opens in the US on March 8. No UK date yet.