A new trailer for Dead Man Down, the English-language-feature debut from director Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), has gone online. The film stars Colin Farrell as a hitman seeking revenge on his crime lord boss (Terrence Howard) who’s responsible for the death of his wife and daughter and eventually gets caught up in a web of blackmail with a mysterious woman (Noomi Rapace) who’s seeking her own vengeance against the same man.
Check out the trailer below:
While clearly poised to deliver a steady batch of action and thrills, Dead Man Down might also have some strong character arcs and a few clever twists revolving around Farrell and Rapace’s relationship. As for Howard, well, I’m not particular sold on him as an intimidating villain, but maybe he’ll surprise us and come through with a convincing performance.
If nothing else, Dead Man Down looks like it’ll come through as a competent crime flick with some intense and gritty action, which should please fans of the genre.
Also starring Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger), Dead Man Down lands in theaters on March 8.