Teaser Footage from Oliver Stone’s SAVAGES Starring Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson

     April 4, 2012

Earlier this week, we showed you the first poster for Oliver Stone‘s crime-thriller Savages.  Today, teaser footage from the film has been released.  The film stars Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson as two Laguna Beach marijuana kingpins who encounter a world of trouble when their shared girlfriend (Blake Lively) is kidnapped by a Mexican drug cartel.  You won’t gather any of that from the 15-seconds of footage, but you will pick up that Stone has taken a page from Tony Scott‘s playbook of sweaty characters and over-saturated cinematography.

Hit the jump to check out the footage.  The film also stars Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Demian Bichir, Emile Hirsch, Uma Thurman, and John TravoltaSavages opens July 6th.

Footage via MTV.

Here’s the official synopsis for Savages:

Three-time Oscar®-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone returns to the screen with the ferocious thriller Savages, featuring the all-star ensemble cast of Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir.  The film is based on Don Winslow’s best-selling crime novel that was named one of The New York Times’ Top 10 Books of 2010.

Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Johnson), a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon (Kitsch), a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry—raising some of the best marijuana ever developed.  They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia (Lively).  Life is idyllic in their Southern California town…until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them.

When the merciless head of the BC, Elena (Hayek), and her brutal enforcer, Lado (Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon—with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent (Travolta)—wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel.  And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high stakes, savage battle of wills.


  • schoolfigures

    Looks more 90s Oliver Stone (Natural Born Killers, U-Turn) than Tony Scott.

    • Smom

      And that’s a good thing!

      • sense 11

        agreed, a very good thing

  • Fin

    It was. Tony Scott who copied Oliver Stones style from his 90s films. Stone would never take a page from the Tony Scott playbook. What did you just start watching movies 6 years ago?

    • Leonardo

      Yeah it was Tony Scott who copied Stone not the other way.

  • Bryce Forestieri

    LOL it had to be Goldberg. As always, this character doesn’t know what the fuck he’s talking about

  • Bryce Forestieri

    Why did you ban my comment?

  • SaadGKhan

    My heart beating fast just watching this teaser… it looks raw in original mafia style.. can’t wait for the trailer & then movie.

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  • Vinyard

    I’m glad this site is getting additional “writers” to post stories.
    I haven’t joined in the Matt Goldberg-bashing, but as a reader and, very rarely, a commenter, I must say he is fucking irritating.
    Wake up, Collider.

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