The first trailer for Doug Liman‘s new feature The Wall is now available. The story centers on two soldiers pinned down in the middle of the desert by an Iraqi sniper with nothing but a crumbling brick wall for cover. Liman, known for taut action films like The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and Edge of Tomorrow, finds himself restricted to a solitary setting in a sparse environmental. If the trailer is to be believed, that setup not only puts a ton of pressure on the filmmaker and actors to get creative while working within these limitations, it will also transfer that tension to the audience who will feel every second of this sniper vs. sniper stand-off. This one looks promising.
Amazon Studios is partnering with Roadside Attractions once again to distribute its highly anticipated deadly psychological thriller The Wall, directed by Liman and starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and John Cena. The Wall will be released by Roadside Attractions on March 10, 2017.
Check out the first trailer below, followed by the film’s synopsis and first official image:
And here’s the official synopsis for The Wall:
“The Wall” follows two soldiers pinned down by an Iraqi sniper, with nothing but a crumbling wall between them. Their fight becomes as much a battle of will and wits as it is of lethally accurate marksmanship. Directed by Doug Liman (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “Edge of Tomorrow”), “The Wall” stars Aaron Taylor Johnson (“Nocturnal Animals,” Kick-Ass,” “Savages” “Godzilla,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”) and WWE star John Cena (“Trainwreck,” “Daddy’s Home”), Written by first-time screenwriter Dwain Worrell, “The Wall,” was produced by Amazon Studios, Big Indie Pictures and Picrow. The film is produced by David Bartis. Executive Producer is Ray Angelic. Associate Producer is Alison Winter. FilmNation is handling international sales.