Noomi Rapace is steadily becoming increasingly popular here in the United States since her break out performance as the dark and mysterious Lisabeth Salander in Niels Arden Oplev’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Of the three Swedish films based on the popular trilogy Oplev’s installment is widely known as the superior one. Naturally when news broke that Rapace and Oplev were working together again for Dead Man Down many were joyous and anxious to see what lied ahead but now we have a rough trailer!
A brief synopsis of Dead Man Down from Collider.com is as follows: Victor (played by Colin Farrell) an enforcer the “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.”
Here is a rough trailer for the film (as soon as a higher quality video for the trailer comes I will update the video):
I cannot begin to explain how psyched I am for this movie to come out. The original The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is one of my top 50 movies and I think Noomi Rapace embodies the roles she gets so I look forward to any movie she is in. Even though I have only seen one of Oplev’s films I have heard good things about two of his other movies like We Shall Over Come and Worlds Apart. Now toss in the acting chops of Colin Farrell and Terrance Howard and this movie has some serious potential.
The trailer suggests that this film will have a good balance of drama and action. At least that is what I am hoping for. The premise sounded interesting enough months back when I first read about it but this trailer gives the film off a vibe that Dead Man Down will be a very taut thriller. Plus even though the quality of the video is poor, it still appears to be a beautifully shot movie.
Dead Man Down currently has a release date of March 8, 2013 and I will definitely be there opening day.
Trumbone, Dave. “First Trailer for Dead Man Down Starring Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, and Terrence Howard.” Collider.com. Date Posted: December 29, 2012.