Filmmaker David Ayer definitely has a thing for telling stories about law enforcement. While his career began writing the 2000 submarine drama U-571, his career since has exclusively filled with cop movies like Training Day, The Fast and the Furious, Dark Blue, S.W.A.T., Harsh Times and End of Watch. He'll finally be breaking this pattern later this year with the release of Fury, his passion project about a tank crew serving in World War II, but before that he'll be departing the genre with a bang, dropping the new film Sabotage - which has just released a brand new extended red band trailer over on IGN.
Co-written by Ayer and X-Men Origins: Wolverine/A Good Day To Die Hard screenwriter Skip Woods (uh oh), the new movie follows the members of an elite DEA task force who not only have an exceptional work record together, but have bonded together like a family. The story begins as the unit makes one of the biggest busts of their career, taking not only a leader of the cartel into custody, but also hundreds of millions of dollars. What seems like a great victory turns into serious trouble, however, when $10 million of the cartel money goes mission and the members of the task force realize that they are being hunted down one by one - and that one of them may be responsible. Led by Arnold Schwarzenegger, the impressive ensemble cast also includes Sam Worthington, Joe Manganiello, Mireille Enos, Max Martini, Josh Holloway, Olivia Wiliams and Terrence Howard.
While we knew that Sabotage was going to be an R-rated movie, I must admit that I had no idea how over-the-top the violence would be. The cartel in real life is notorious for killing people in extravagant and incredibly horrible ways, but I had no idea that they movie would be portraying it in such a harsh light. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, as the full feature should be given the chance to earn having such extreme violence, but I was surprised by this preview. It kind of proves the absolute uselessness of green band trailers for films like this, no?
Sabotage will be in theaters March 28th.