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Fans are curious to see what Swedish filmmaker brings to the table with his English language debut, Dead Man Down. The movie sports a solid cast with , , and all starring. While the rest are newcomers to working with Oplev, this will be the second time he has directed Rapace, who was the lead in the original Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Judging from the newly-released red band trailer, it looks like Oplev did a solid job with his first English film. The footage is gritty and intense, and Colin in one of the nihilistic, vengeance-driven hitmen roles that he does so well.

From the film synopsis:

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.

See? Awesome.



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