Hot off the press is the first trailer for Safe House, starring Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington. The film features Reynolds as a CIA agent assigned to be the sitter of a safe house. Things get hectic when Washington’s character; a dangerous criminal, ends up being located there.
Things go wrong, people crash the safe house and Reynolds must figure out who to trust while keeping a close eye on his prisoner (Washington).
The trailer looks like a lot of fun and the release date is February 10th, 2012. A perfect time for a great little action flick to sneak in and take the box office by storm. Safe House has all of the ingredients to be that film, let’s see how the marketing is handled up until that point.
Safe House also stars Robert Patrick, Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson and Sam Shepard.
Check out the trailer below, thanks to The Film Stage.
Oscar® winner Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds star in the action-thriller Safe House. Washington plays the most dangerous renegade from the CIA, who comes back onto the grid after a decade on the run. When the South African safe house he’s remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative (Reynolds) escapes with him. Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead.
For the past year, Matt Weston has been frustrated by his inactive, backwater post in Cape Town. A “housekeeper” who aspires to be a full-fledged agent, the loyal company man has been waiting for an opportunity to prove himself. When the first and only occupant he’s had proves to be the most dangerous man he’s ever met, Weston readies for duty.
Tobin Frost has eluded capture for almost a decade. One of the best ops men that the CIA’s known, the ex-intelligence officer has given up assets and sold military intel to anyone with cash since he turned. From trading secrets to North Korea to aiding splinter cells, the damage he’s done to the U.S. is immeasurable. And he’s now back on the reservation with a secret.
As soon as Frost is brought in for debriefing, mercenaries come and tear apart Weston’s safe house. Barely escaping, the unlikely partners must discover if their attackers have been sent by terrorists or someone on the inside who will kill anyone standing in the way. Now it’s up to Weston to figure out who he can trust before they’re both eliminated from the game.
What do you think? Can director Daniel Espinosa‘s first English language feature be a success?