by Matt Goldberg Posted: December 9th, 2010
Anchor Bay has released a trailer and poster for their new crime thriller Kill the Irishman. The film centers on real-life Irish mobster Danny Greene (played by Ray Stevenson) who decided to stop being a loan shark for the Italian mob and go into business for himself. Not surprisingly, the mafia didn’t take too kindly to that career change and they tried to blow him up. A lot. There are about 14 explosions over the course of this two-and-a-half minute trailer. However, the film does look like a nice showcase for Stevenson and Stevenson’s mustache.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster. Kill the Irishman also stars Vincent D’Onofrio, Val Kilmer, and Christopher Walken. It opens March 11, 2011.
Click over to Yahoo! Movies to see the trailer in HD.
Here’s the official synopsis for Kill the Irishman:
Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene (Ray Stevenson) and the Italian mafia. Based on a true story, KILL THE IRISHMAN chronicles Greene’s heroic rise from a tough Cleveland neighborhood to become an enforcer in the local mob. Turning the tables on loan shark Shondor Birns (Christopher Walken) and allying himself with gangster John Nardi (Vincent D’Onofrio), Greene stops taking orders from the mafia and pursues his own power. Surviving countless assassination attempts from the mob and killing off anyone who went after him in retaliation, Danny Greene’s infamous invincibility and notorious fearlessness eventually led to the collapse of mafia syndicates across the U.S. and also earned him the status of the man the mob couldn’t kill.Written and directed by Jonathan Hensleigh and also starring Val Kilmer, Paul Sorvino and Linda Cardellini, KILL THE IRISHMAN is inspired by Rick Porello’s true crime account “To Kill The Irishman: The War That Crippled The Mafia.”
by Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub Posted: December 9th, 2010
The first trailer for Shawn Levy’s Real Steel has leaked onto the net and you can check it out after the jump. Originally the trailer was going to premiere on ESPN tonight, but as is often the case, it leaked early. As you might have just seen, I visited the editing room of Real Steel earlier this week and saw about ten minutes of the film and interviewed Levy. I learned that none of the effects in the teaser are final, and the footage you’re about to watch only skims the surface in terms of story and what the movie is about.
I’ll be honest, I think the teaser is decent, but not a home-run. I say this because after watching ten minutes of footage, there is a lot more to Real Steel than what’s in this teaser and I really think this film is going to surprise audiences when it gets released in October, 2011. Hit the jump to check it out for yourself and make sure to read my edit bay visit!
Here’s the synopsis. Thanks to Max for the heads up.
A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future where the sport of boxing has gone high-tech, Real Steel stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo) to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback. The film also stars Evangeline Lilly, Kevin Durand and Anthony Mackie.