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‘Dead Man Down’ Trailer: Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace Get Some Revenge

Dead Man Down Trailer
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Director Niels Arden Oplev made an international name for himself with the original Swedish adaptation of ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,’ sending star Noomi Rapace to the Hollywood A-list and opening countless doors for himself. Three years later, his first American film is just about to arrive. Check out the trailer for ‘Dead Man Down‘ below.

The film finds Oplev re-teaming with Rapace and once again casting her as a woman out for revenge against the man who wronged her. Unlike the tough and independent Lisbeth Salander, Rapace’s character in ‘Dead Man Down’ appears to be more of a traditional femme fatale, working with (and manipulating?) a tough crime enforcer played by Colin Farrell. Here’s the official synopsis:

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.

And here’s the trailer. It certainly looks a heckuva lot more cinematic than Oplev’s previous work, but it also looks like far more of a Hollywood product, complete with all kinds of explosions and shoot-outs. To be fair though, they do look like very cool explosions and shoot-outs and the cover of Pink Floyd’s “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” that scores the trailer definitely lends the movie an eerie and beautiful grandeur. Not to mention, any movie that casts Terrence Howard as a sneering crime boss can’t be all bad. What do you think?

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