FilmDistrict has released a new red-band trailer for director Niels Arden Oplev’s revenge thriller Dead Man Down. The film stars Colin Farrell as Victor, the right hand man for a charming but merciless New York City crime lord, who is blackmailed by Beatrice (Noomi Rapace), a victim of a violent crime seeking vengeance. Victor and Beatrice get caught up in the fallout when shit hits the fan.
This looks great and has everything you want in a proper revenge film. I am a little worried that no reviews have surfaced yet. This is generally a trick studios use with crappy horror films, hoping a scary trailer will sell the film and worry poor reviews will torpedo the opening weekend. Hopefully that isn’t the case here; I’m a sucker for revenge movies, particularly revenge movies with malicious characters.
The supporting cast includes Terrence Howard and Dominic Cooper.
DEAD MAN DOWN is an action thriller that stars Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace as two strangers whose mutual desire for revenge draws them together and triggers an escalating trail of mayhem. The film, which also stars Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard and Dominic Cooper, marks the American theatrical debut of director Niels Arden Oplev (the original The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo).