First Trailer for THE DEBT Starring Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Tom Wilkinson, and Ciaran Hinds

     July 20, 2010


Miramax has debuted the first trailer for The Debt, a remake of the 2007 Israeli thriller of the same name.  Directed by John Madden (Shakespeare in Love), The Debt posits Helen Mirren, Tom Wilkinson, and Ciaran Hinds as older versions of the characters played by Jessica Chastain, Sam Worthington, and Marton Csokas.  Check out the trailer and synopsis after the jump.

The screenplay is credited to Kick-Ass co-writers Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman; The Playlist calls it “certainly one of the best things they’ve written.”  I’ll believe such praise for any script that attracts the likes of Dame Helen Mirren and Tom Wilkinson (whom I would knight if I had the power) at this stage in their seasoned careers.  Honestly, the trailer doesn’t particularly grab me, but the talent attached makes this one to look out for.

Miramax has slated The Debt for limited release on December 29, 2010.  Here’s the official synopsis:

In 1965, three young Israeli Mossad agents on a secret mission capture and kill a notorious Nazi war criminal. Now, thirty years later, a man claiming to be the Nazi has surfaced in the Ukraine and one of the former agents must go back undercover to seek out the truth.

Click over to Yahoo! to see the trailer in HD.

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  • Itsronhollis

    This looks awesome. The Israeli's have some of the most talented and organized operatives in the world. That last mission they did over in Abu Dubai shows had everyone calling it “like a mission in a hollywood action movie” lol. Also, the score is awesome in this trailer!

  • Bill Graham

    I am with you Brendan, I don't think the trailer sells me on the film as much as it should, but the cast and crew involved are enough for me to have this high on my priority list.

  • Aromcath

    Yeah the trailers not good by any stretch of the definition. The problem is simply inherent in the pitch. I honestly get why the trailer is cut the way it is, it's meant to be an exposition of the movie and tries to ramp up tension between characters and this “secret”. But whoever cut this thing completely forgot tension only exists when an audience cares about the on screen persona's. And this trailer gave little to no insight for the characters. We don't now who these people are are why we should even care. That and it tries to do what Michael Mann would do in regards to the fast pace action but from the small moments it doesn't have that caliber of talent behind the camera. I won't say this thing will be weak, as the premise is interesting and there's enough strong talent to be salvageable. But if the undead Miramax or whoever bought their properties want's to make any money they'd better start building a licking to these characters.

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