movie news: UK trailer for latest Colin Farrell film, Dead Man Down

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movie news: UK trailer for latest Colin Farrell film, Dead Man Down

As you might have gathered from the title… Colin Farrell is in this. And it’s called Dead Man Down

Now, somehow I’ve managed to miss all the films where Colin Farrell gets down to a bit of ass-kickin’… so I don’t really know what to expect. Is Farrell a credible action lead? Well, to be fair, I did see Total Recall, but I think the girls had more ass-kickin’ in that than he did. He spent a lot of time looking confused. Which is what he’s done in a lot of the films I HAVE seen him in.

My gut instinct from this trailer is that this film would probably be more fun with Jason Statham in it. But then I think that about most action films. Fortunately, Statham’s agent seems to be working on that.

In any case, aside from the “ruined my life and left me for dead” opening, this doesn’t look to be a Statham film. Not really. Dead Man Down is the American directorial debut of Niels Arden Oplev, director of the original 2009 Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

He’s brought Noomi Rapace along too and picked up Terrence Howard and Dominic Cooper along the way, so it’s probably fair to say that this film isn’t likely to be a barrel of laughs.

I haven’t heard a lot about the plot of Dead Man Down and (thankfully) the trailer doesn’t seem to be giving too much away. Hopefully this turns out to be a little hidden gem.

Dead Man Down is in UK and Irish cinemas from 3rd May 2013

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