Crime Is a Family Business in the First ‘Trespass Against Us’ Trailer
Few actors seem to embody the one-for-you-one-for-me approach to the industry quite like Michael Fassbender. While no one doubts the man’s ability as an actor, his career increasingly seems to be split between blockbuster motion pictures — such as the X-Men franchise or the upcoming Assassin’s Creed — and smaller art films with adventurous costars and directors. So if buying a movie ticket to X-Men: Days of Future Past meant I played a role in pairing Fassbender with Brendan Gleeson in the same movie, then I consider that to be money pretty well spent.
The first trailer for Trespass Against Us promises a tight little family drama with a few dollops of chase sequences and gunfights to add some flavor. It also promises another movie that deals with economic collapse. More than a few people identified Hell or High Water as the first film to try and capture a post-Occupy Wall Street America; if crime thrillers continue to depict their primary characters as people who make a living the only way they know how, movies like Hell or High Water and Trespass Against Us might represent a new era of poignancy for the indie crime drama.
The film made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this past month; while early reviews have been somewhat mixed, both Fassbender and Gleeson have received plenty of praise for the work in the film. The opportunity to work with these two actors is certainly something of a dream scenario for the film’s first-time feature filmmakers. Director Adam Smith and writer Alastair Siddons have previously worked in television and documentary before, respectively, but Trespass Against Us marks the feature film debut for both men. Getting Fassbender and Gleeson to play your two leads is quite the safety net for anyone looking to break into feature filmmaking
No release date has been set for Trespass Against Us as of yet, but we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as more information is available.