Trailer for Oliver Stone’s SAVAGES Starring Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, and Blake Lively [UPDATED]

     April 5, 2012


After yesterday’s brief teaser, the full trailer for Oliver Stone‘s Savages has gone online.  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.  The movie looks like a fun change of pace for Stone, and a bit of a throwback to Natural Born Killers, but without the muddled message on violence and media.  I wouldn’t be surprised if Stone has worked in a comment on America’s War on Drugs, but at least it looks like he’s surrounded it with a slam-bang action flick.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars The film also stars Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Demian Bichir, Emile Hirsch, Uma Thurman, and John TravoltaSavages opens July 6th. [Updated: We've updated the article with a new image from the film]

Trailer 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.


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  • Sanette

    Wow, this definitely looks like a vintage Oliver Stone. I can’t wait!

  • junierizzle

    TWO dudes after the girl. Come on!

  • Mars

    the “war on drugs” has already failed and is pointless, that goes without saying. Stone knows this which is why I’m guessing this won’t be a bullshit drug film like so many others.

  • Rev. Slappy

    Mars, not only does Stone know it but Don Winslow who wrote the source novel knows it as well. The book is really fantastic. I hope the film works.

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  • Farzan

    Looks pretty amaaaazing

  • Deepak

    Couldn’t help thinking of Alpha Dogs the entire time I was watching this.

  • sense 11

    Fk yea

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  • Alan

    “The movie looks like a fun change of pace for Stone, and a bit of a throwback to Natural Born Killers”

    The only reason why you mentioned NBK is because – when reviewing the teaser – you commented that the footage was derivative of Tony Scott. Then, all the commentators called you an idiot, and now you’re backtracking.

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  • Becks

    Do we need another reason to hate Blake Lively

  • UP OP

    —Routine –done to death —’80′s Show’ demoralization op
    from the once a soldier Oliver Stone.

    It’s 2012 —the 60th Anniversary of the KOREAN WAR.

    RED China –Globalism and FINAL EUGENICS are unfoling
    on every front.

    STONE is AWOL—–