We were pretty impressed by the first trailer for Atomic Blonde. As we have mentioned several times before, it’s difficult to make a good trailer, but the folks behind this movie are doing a great job.
David Leitch (co-director of John Wick) directed this movie, and Charlize Theron stars as a deadly MI6 assassin who gets herself into a lot of trouble.
This new trailer is better than the first, and when a movie manages to make a second trailer more intriguing than the first, that’s when we start to pay attention. The film premiered at SXSW, and a few of the reviews were mixed, but most people left the screening with positive things to say.
In addition to Theron, Atomic Blonde stars John Goodman, James McAvoy and Eddie Marsan. It’s scheduled to hit theaters July 28, 2017.
You can check out the official synopsis and the second trailer below…
“Oscar® winner Charlize Theron explodes into summer in Atomic Blonde, a breakneck action-thriller that follows MI6’s most lethal assassin through a ticking time bomb of a city simmering with revolution and double-crossing hives of traitors.
The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.”
The world premiere for ‘Atomic Blonde‘ will go down at SXSW this weekend, and Focus Features has decided to release a red-band trailer for the film to get everyone excited.
Charlize Theron plays a Brit MI6 assassin, so you can bet she will be kicking some a**. David Leitch directed this movie, which should tell you that it’s going to be super entertaining. He co-directed the original John Wick film.
We’ll let indiewire provide you with a little more information about the movie…
“Theron stars as Agent Lorraine Broughton in the film adaptation of Antony Johnson and Sam Hart’s graphic novel, “The Coldest City.” David Leitch (“John Wick,” the upcoming “Deadpool 2”) is at the helm of this Cold War spy action-thriller that follows Theron’s Broughton on the eve of the Berlin Wall’s collapse as she tries to stay alive on her mission.”
As mentioned above, Atomic Blonde will premiere this weekend at SXSW. It will hit theaters on July 28, 2017.
Let’s be honest here. No one thought ‘John Wick’ would take home $79 million worldwide at the box office. We love and respect Keanu Reeves, but his career had been in a bit of a slump. And while the trailers for John Wick were entertaining, it looked like a film most people would wait to watch at home.
That was not the case. People (including the MovieSmackTalk staff) fell in love with the movie. It was one of the surprise hits of 2014, and now the directors behind the film are talking about bringing Mr. Wick back to the big screen.
Chad Stahelski and David Leitch shared the exciting news with Movies.com,
“We have ideas for days and without blinking twice we know we can outdo the action from the original. It’s the matter of story and how much you like the character. That’s always the most important. If there’s great action but you have a character that no one likes and doesn’t have charisma you’re not going to watch it. So we want to make sure we have a story and a character that everybody loves and then we’ll dress it with action that we promise will be awesome.”
That’s refreshing to hear. Most of the time, sequels to action films rely too much on the action. Seeing blood and explosions is nice, but it doesn’t mean anything without a great story and someone to root for.
We’ll see what happens with this project. If they can develop a decent script, it shouldn’t be hard finding a studio to give the green light. As we mentioned at the beginning of this post, the first film made $79 million, which is outstanding for a reported $20 million budget.
A week ago, most people didn’t even know Keanu Reeves was starring in a new movie. John Wick, which is directed by David Leitch and Chad Stahelski, hasn’t really had a lot of promotion. And they don’t have much time to get the ball of gimmicks rolling because the film will be released nationwide October 24!
The film stars Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane and Adrienne Palicki. Reeves plays an ex-hitman who comes out of retirement when he finds out an old friend has been contracted by a crime boss to kill him.
While no one expects this film to take home any awards, it does look like it will be entertaining. That’s pretty much the story of Keanu Reeves’ career. He might not be the best actor in Hollywood, but he sure does like to have fun.
Okay, we didn’t say he liked to have fun all the time. Anyway, go out and support this film. Keanu Reeves is a good dude, and there are probably worse ways to spend a Friday night.