I wasn’t all that impressed when I saw the first trailer for this awhile back. It looked very much like every other action movie Johnson has been in.
That is until I saw this trailer.
This trailer has cranked this film way up onto my must-see list. It’s badass and shows that the movie has the proper pace for a revenge film. It has a very Tarantino-esque vibe to it and Johnson looks to have really put together a nice little piece of acting here. There is one scene in the trailer, when the dude is on the hospital bed. WOW.
Here is the official synopsis:
After 10 years in prison, Driver (Dwayne Johnson) has a singular focus – to avenge the murder of his brother during the botched bank robbery that led to his imprisonment. Now a free man with a deadly to-do list in hand, he’s finally on his mission…but with two men on his trail – a veteran cop (Billy Bob Thornton) just days from retirement, and a young egocentric hitman (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) with a flair for the art of killing and a newfound worthy opponent. The hunter is also the hunted. It’s a do or die race to the list’s finish as the mystery surrounding his brother’s murder deepens, and new details emerge along the way hinting that Driver’s list may be incomplete.
Dwayne Johnson (Gridiron Gang, The Scorpion King, The Mummy Returns), Billy Bob Thornton (Eagle Eye, Monster’s Ball) and newcomer Oliver Jackson-Cohen star alongside Carla Gugino (Watchmen), Maggie Grace (Taken) and Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation) in Faster, a co-production between CBS Films, the film division within CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS), and TriStar Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment. George Tillman Jr. (Notorious, Men of Honor, Soul Food) directs from a screenplay written by Joe and Tony Gayton. Faster wrapped principal photography in April 2010 and is scheduled to release in US theaters November 2010.
The film is produced by Castle Rock Entertainment’s Martin Shafer and Liz Glotzer, along with Tony Gayton and State Street Pictures’ Robert Teitel. Joe Gayton and Dara Weintraub are executive producers.
I am ALL in.