Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace collaborate again, after their great work in the under seen, solid film The Drop, in Daniel Espinosa’s (Safe House, Easy Money) Child 44. Set in Stalin-era Soviet Union, a demoted Soviet military police officer begins to investigate a series of child murders. The trailer looks really good and pretty much anything with Tom Hardy in I am watching. He was dynamite in both The Drop and Locke, and the latter he should have been an Oscar nominee. Along with Hardy and Rapace, the film co-stars Gary Oldman, Charles Dance, Joel Kinnaman, Jason Clarke, Paddy Considine and Vincent Cassel. Child 44 will be released on April 17th. Enjoy!
I am always a little hesitant, well, highly concerned with remakes and sequel/prequel films, especially films that are over 20 years old. Remakes of 70s and 80s films do not always work, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Red Dawn, etc., but as I watched this trailer, not thinking I was going to enjoy it all, I was pleasantly surprised. I grew up watching the Mad Max films and did not think I would be as excited and eager with anticipation for this new Mad Max film from creator-director George Miller. Mad Max: Fury Road stars Tom Hardy, in the role Mel Gibson made famous, as the titular renegade in a post-apocalyptic landscape where violence, car cashes and craziness ensues at all costs. This trailer is fantastic and basically states that this film is going to be a crazy-ass ride. I like the casting of a high quality actor like Hardy in this role and enjoyed seeing Charlize Theron looking quite different and intense, even quite mad. And, those half skull, mouth masks looks crazy and creepy as hell. I have to say I am looking forward to this and I really did not think I would be. Here is to hoping this thing kicks some ass, which it will regardless. The film will be released next summer on May 15th, 2015. Enjoy!!!