We just noticed, but the first trailer for Scott Manns “The Tournament” popped up on YouTube. Its got Russian watermarks and subtitles, so something tells me this thing shouldnt even be on the interweb. Either way, it looks like a fairly competent action flick starring Robert Carlyle, Ving Rhames, Ian Somerhalder and Kelly Hu blasting everything in their path to hell. Synopsis and trailer after the jump.
Every seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world’s deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash prize and the title of Worlds No 1, which itself carries the legendary million dollar a bullet price tag.
The trailer shows the assassins duking it out in typical balls-to-the-wall, shoot-everything- in-sight fashion. Robert Carlyle looks to be an innocent priest mistaken for an assassin, caught in the middle of the carnage and desperate for a way out (but lets start taking bets now on whether or not his character is ACTUALLY a priest). Ving Rhames is, of course, the ultimate hardass, and itll be great to see him back in form.
Overall, it makes for a pretty slick trailer, but since this will be Manns first major release, time will tell whether the film has legs. Theres no release date set as the trailer may or may not have been legitimately released, but well make sure to let me know as soon as more info is available.