February 27, 2013

Niels Arden Oplev's 'Dead Man Down' poster and stills

Hitting theaters on March 8th is Dead Man Down from FilmDistrict. Normally I would not get too excited about a new Colin Farrell movie, but this one is directed by Niels Arden Oplev, the same fella that directed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. That film is superb in my opinion and even though Fincher's version rocked, the original film was superior. As well as starring Farrell, Dead Man Down also stars Noomi Rapace and Terrence Howard.

Acclaimed Danish filmmaker Niels Arden Oplev, director of the original The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, makes his American film debut with Dead Man Down, a provocative action thriller starring Colin Farrell (Total RecallSeven Psychopaths) and Noomi Rapace (PrometheusThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). Set in the violent and unforgiving criminal underworld of New York City, Dead Man Down is a startling and vivid tale of two strangers bound together by a consuming mutual obsession: revenge. 

Victor (Farrell), a rising gangland player, has infiltrated the crime empire run by ruthless kingpin Alphonse (Academy Award®-nominee Terrence Howard), with the single purpose of making Alphonse pay for destroying his once happy life. As he meticulously orchestrates his vengeance from his high-rise home, Victor watches and is watched by Beatrice (Rapace), a mysterious young woman who lives in the apartment across from his. 

On the surface a fragile woman-child, Beatrice seethes with a rage of her own. When she uncovers Victor's dark secrets, she threatens to expose him unless he helps her carry out her own campaign of retribution. Each fixated on avenging the past, they devise a violent and cathartic plan that could change their worlds forever. 

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