Here’s a look at this week’s new Blu-ray releases:
The first trailer for Mark Steven Johnson’s action thriller Killing Season is now available. Starring John Travolta and Robert De Niro as two military veterans, the movie pits them against each other in a test for survival when past grievances bubble to the surface. This one came completely out of left field and this trailer hints at just why that might be. I have no idea why De Niro or Travolta signed on, unless it was to take another crack at an action film, but this first look doesn’t exactly promise the best work of their careers. At least Travolta has another bizarre style of facial hair to add to his repertoire; this iteration might top Battlefield Earth and Swordfish.
Also starring Milo Ventimiglia, Killing Season opens July 12th. Hit the jump to watch the trailer.
You will know if you are the target audience for Killing Season as soon as you hear the tagline: “The purest form of war is one on one.” So, are you in?
If somehow you’re still on the fence: Robert De Niro plays a military veteran who retreats to a cabin in the Appalachian Mountains to forget his experience in the Bosnian War. He befriends a European tourist (John Travolta) who—surprise!—is a former Serbian soldier out for revenge. Thus begins the purest form of war. Travolta’s Serbian accent alone may be worth the price of admission when Killing Season, directed by Mark Steven Johnson, opens on July 12. Milo Ventimiglia and Elizabeth Olin co-star. Hit the jump to see the first batch of images and the trailer.
Here’s a look at the new posters available for the following films:
- Man of Steel -Starring Henry Cavill, Russell Crowe, Michael Shannon, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner and Diane Lane, Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel opens June 14th.
- Killing Season – Director Mark Steven Johnson’s thriller starring Robert De Niro, John Travolta and Milo Ventimiglia opens July 12th.
- The Butler – Lee Daniels’ biopic of Cecil Gaines starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Robin Williams, Alan Rickman and Cuba Gooding Jr. opens August 16th.
- The Heat – Paul Feig’s buddy cop comedy starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock opens June 28th.
- Carrie – Kimberley Peirce’s horror remake starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore and Judy Greer opens October 18th.
- World War Z – Marc Forster’s adaptation of Max Brooks’ novel starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, David Morse and Matthew Fox opens June 21st.
Hit the jump to check out the posters and synopses.
Robert De Niro and John Travolta are set to team up for the action pic Killing Season. Daredevil director Mark Steven Johnson is set to helm the Appalachian Mountains-set film. The story centers on an American military veteran (De Niro) living in a remote cabin in the woods who is visited by a European tourist (Travolta). The two strike up an unlikely friendship and all goes well until the veteran realizes that the tourist is in fact a Serbian soldier bent on revenge. The film will see the two go toe-to-toe across the grueling Appalachian mountain landscape. The plot reminds me a bit of the 1997 pic The Edge, which had Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin facing off in the woods.
The script comes from Evan Daugherty, who also wrote Snow White and the Huntsman. De Niro recently signed on to star in The Comedian alongside Kristen Wiig for director Sean Penn. Production on Killing Season begins January 16th. Hit the jump to read the full press release.