Ben Wheatley’s brutal Free Fire gets a violent Red Band trailer
Kill List and High-Rise director Ben Wheatley’s latest style-soaked genre film Free Fire had its premiere last night at the Toronto International Film Festival’s opening Midnight Madness screening and today, distributor A24 has released the ruthless Red Band trailer.
Free Fire (which is executive produced by none other than Martin Scorsese) stars Room’s Brie Larson, Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger), Sharlto Copley (District 9) and Cilian Murphy (Batman Begins) in a 1970’s-set, blood-spattered tale of a weapons deal hone to hell that climaxes in a violent standoff in a warehouse. Lots of guns, bullet hits, profanity and wanton killing ensues.
Says Midnight Madness programmer Colin Geddes about the film: Tight action choreography and an even tighter script by Wheatley and his filmmaking partner Amy Jump make the compact war zone of Free Fire crackle with heart-stopping action and offbeat humour, the witty banter ricocheting as furiously as the bullets. While Copley’s comedic chops are especially well used, and Hammer reveals a refreshingly funny side, the entire ensemble (which also includes Noah Taylor, Jack Reynor, and Sam Riley as a bumbling junkie) shines, displaying sharp comic timing and giving intensely physical performances. From the tensely atmospheric opening shots, it is obvious that Free Fire is another stunner from one of today’s greatest genre filmmakers.
No word on a locked release date for Free Fire yet, but keep coming back to ComingSoon for updates.
Now…as for that trailer…