Before David Fincher delivered The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to American audiences, director Niels Arden Oplev gave Sweden his take on the book. The up-and-coming helmer is now taking his turn in Hollywood with the crime thriller Dead Man Down and he’s brought his original Lisbeth Salander with him. Starring alongside Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace is forced to blackmail him as he attempts to avenge the death of his wife and daughter.
The first trailer has landed today which paints an interesting mix of of intertwined criminals carrying out what they do best. Hopefully it doesn’t become needlessly complicated, but at least I’m partial to the use of Shine On You Crazy Diamond and I can’t turn down a film where someone seemingly gets eaten by rats. Check it out below for the film also starring Dominic Cooper, Terrence Howard and Isabelle Huppert.
Following the cinematic phenomenon “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” acclaimed filmmaker Niels Arden Oplev and brooding beauty Noomi Rapace reunite for another thrilling tale of vengeance. Colin Farrell joins the prestigious team as brave enforcer 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.
Dead Man Down opens on March 8th, 2013.
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