added: Wed, Jan 2nd '13
Denmark-born director Niels Arden Oplev made a huge splash in the world of cinema with 2009's Swedish-version of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (not to be confused with the David Fincher-directed one). Now, he's aiming at breaking through the English-language market with a twisty, crime-noir thriller called "Dead Man Down," which has the Danish director reuniting with his "Dragon Tattoo" leading lady Noomi Rapace (aka the original Lisbeth Salander).
The trailer has officially been released online, and it sees Rapace as a blackmailing femme fatale that obtains the services of a highly-skilled hitman (Colin Farrell) to exact vengeance on a murderous crime boss (Terrence Howard). The preview is smoldering with smoky flavors, which has been aided with the sultry music track, Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Kendra Morris. It seems director Arden Oplev has cooked up a delicious serving of bad guys doing bad things for bad women. Color us intrigued, indeed.
The movie, also starring Dominic Cooper, Isabelle Huppert and Armand Assante, will be arriving in theaters on March 8th.
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).
directed by Niels Arden Oplev
starring Noomi Rapace, Colin Farrell, Terrence Howard, Dominic Cooper, Isabelle Huppert, Armand Assante
release date March 8, 2013