Not a sequel to Alex Cox’s 1984 cult film Repo Man, Repo Men follows Jude Law and Forest Whitaker as a pair of killers who reclaim organs for a company when the recipient can’t make a payment. They do this happily and brutally as they’ll kill a man in front of his family and rip out his default organ. This futuristic scenario doesn’t seem so implausible when you stop to consider the current state of health care in our country.
The first trailer for the film has gone online. The good news is that it’s red band. The bad news is that it basically gives away the entire film so I won’t comment on the plot. I’ll just say it looks like a cool black comedy until it just becomes man-on-the-run action. I guess that’s the tone of the film since this trailer apparently condenses the entire movie into the span of two minutes.
Hit the jump to check out the movie trailer as well as the official synopsis and first image for the film. Repo Men hits theaters on April 2, 2010. [UPDATE: We’ve added the film’s poster after the jump]
Credit to MySpace for posting the trailer; I’m more than happy to embed it so you don’t have to join up with MySpace to view it in their “Trailer Park”. I just think people shouldn’t have to register for a website just to see a trailer.
For those just tuning in (and who didn’t watch the trailer), here’s the official synopsis:
In the futuristic action-thriller Repo Men, humans have extended and improved our lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs created by a company called The Union. The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don’t pay your bill, The Union sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property…with no concern for your comfort or survival.
Jude Law plays Remy, one of the best organ repo men in the business. But when he suffers a cardiac failure on the job, he awakens to find himself fitted with the company’s top-of-the-line heart-replacement…as well as a hefty debt. But a side effect of the procedure is that his heart’s no longer in the job. When he can’t make the payments, The Union sends its toughest enforcer, Remy’s former partner Jake (Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker), to track him down.
Now that the hunter has become the hunted, Remy joins Beth (Alice Braga), another debtor who teaches him how to vanish from the system. And as he and Jake embark on a chase across a landscape populated by maniacal friends and foes, one man will become a reluctant champion for thousands on the run.