This is a film that has not been on everyone’s radar. Although I’m a huge Nicolas Cage fan, let’s face it, he hasn’t been the best at picking scripts. Dog Eat Dog might actually be a step in the right direction. Directed and written by Paul Schrader, this movie just looks like it’s going to be a good time. The trailer gives you the feel of classic Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven, Out of Sight) mixed with a small touch of Tarantino.
Aside from William Defoe the supporting cast includes Louisa Krause, Magi Avila, Christopher Matthew Cook and Paul Schrader himself. The premise is an old but good one; ex-cons wanting one last score before they retire for good. If done right, that story never gets old.
But wait…before you get too excited, Dog Eat Dog has not yet secured US distribution. It’s all done, ready to go, but consequently there is no release date. I guess this is a real teaser trailer.