Killer Elite Trailer – Most Ludicrous Movie Of 2011?29.06.11 # News # 9 Comments
Well, maybe not, but that’s more a reflection of the strength of competition (one word for you: Chipwrecked) than the levels of nuttiness on show in the new trailer for Gary McKendry’s action thriller. In particular, watch out for Jason Statham duffing up Clive Owen and Clive Owen’s silly little moustache while still tied to a chair.
Killer Elite purports to be based on a true story, although liberties must surely have been taken to fashion some of the snippets of action on show in the just-released trailer: the aforementioned chair assault; the Stath appearing to beat up Adebesi from Oz using a car seatbelt; Clive Owen and Clive Owen’s silly little moustache knifing what looks like a sickly Santa Claus.
It almost looks like a spoof of the Bourne movies (a Meet the Spartans to the Bourne franchise’s 300, if you will), with the sense of madcap nonsense being further amped up by the soundtrack’s use of Rock You Like a Hurricane, by those poodle rockers incarnate the Scorpions. Also worth noting is the appearance of Robert De Niro as mentor to Statham’s rogue special ops man, just confirming that Uncle Bob’s recent stint as Cannes jury president didn’t signal an end to his last-decade stint of sleepwalking his way through idiotic films. Thank goodness.
The trailer comes via Apple, and Killer Elite opens in the US on 23 September.