The first trailer for director Philipp Stolzl’s long-delayed action thriller Erased (formerly titled The Expatriate) has finally been released online. The film stars Aaron Eckhart as a former CIA agent who moves to Belgium with his estranged 15-year-old daughter (Liana Liberato) and takes a job as a security consultant at a multinational corporation. He soon discovers that his co-workers are gone, the corporation no longer exists and his assistant is actually a trained operative trying to kill him. The trailer gives off a very strong Taken vibe, and certain aspects of the pic actually look pretty interesting. That said, when a film has been sitting on the shelf for over two years, it’s usually not a good sign. One thing’s for sure, though: messing with people’s daughters is a good way to provoke a disproportionate (and unfortunate) response from the father.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Olga Kurylenko and Alexander Fehling. Erased opens on May 10th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Erased:
When ex-CIA agent Ben Logan discovers that he and his daughter have been marked for termination as part of a wide-reaching international conspiracy, a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse ensues as Logan tries to outsmart his hunters and uncover the truth.