Coming off his much-buzzed about foreign thriller Snabba Cash (for which a Zac Efron-starring remake is in the works), Daniel Espinosa is making his English-language debut with the action thriller Safe House. He has rounded up quite a cast, toplined by Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, with supporting roles from Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard and Vera Farmiga.
The film looks impeccably shot with a similar style to Snabba Cash and for a early-year action flick, it seems like it could be quite some fun. Add in the first track off Jay-Z and Kanye West‘s Watch the Throne setting a high-energy tone, and it has already sold me on this trailer. Check it out below via Apple for the film also starring Fares Fares, Robert Patrick, Nora Arnezeder, Liam Cunningham, Joel Kinnaman and Ruben Blades.
Oscar® winner Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds star in the action-thriller Safe House. Washington plays the most dangerous renegade from the CIA, who comes back onto the grid after a decade on the run. When the South African safe house he’s remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative (Reynolds) escapes with him. Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead.
For the past year, Matt Weston has been frustrated by his inactive, backwater post in Cape Town. A “housekeeper” who aspires to be a full-fledged agent, the loyal company man has been waiting for an opportunity to prove himself. When the first and only occupant he’s had proves to be the most dangerous man he’s ever met, Weston readies for duty.
Tobin Frost has eluded capture for almost a decade. One of the best ops men that the CIA’s known, the ex-intelligence officer has given up assets and sold military intel to anyone with cash since he turned. From trading secrets to North Korea to aiding splinter cells, the damage he’s done to the U.S. is immeasurable. And he’s now back on the reservation with a secret.
As soon as Frost is brought in for debriefing, mercenaries come and tear apart Weston’s safe house. Barely escaping, the unlikely partners must discover if their attackers have been sent by terrorists or someone on the inside who will kill anyone standing in the way. Now it’s up to Weston to figure out who he can trust before they’re both eliminated from the game.
Safe House hits theaters February 10, 2012.