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Ever since I saw Sherlock Holmes I've been excited all over again about Jude Law, an actor who was so amazing 10 years ago-- The Talented Mr. Ripley! A.I.!-- but has lately been stuck in a long series of unimaginative roles. And while Sherlock may mean a creative resurgence for Law on the screen, first we're stuck with another role he seems to have taken for the money-- Repo Men.
The film's trailer debuted today at MySpace, and you can watch it embedded below behind an age gate. It's set in a future in which you can buy expensive replacement organs, but if you can't pay the bills, repo men like Law's characters will come cut it right out of your body. Of course at one point he's forced to consider the consequences of his job and go on the run from the authority, and this is the kind of trailer that doesn't hide a bit of that plot twist from you.
It's kind of like Law was worried for a while there about losing his hair, and then saw Jason Statham become famous and say "Dude, I can do that." Thus, we have Repo Men. And don't be fooled by the presence of Liev Schreiber, as good as it is to see him in anything-- he was Sabretooth, after all. Below is the trailer and the first official image, and below that, the official synopsis. The movie comes out April 2 next year.
In the futuristic action-thriller Repo Men, humans have extended and improved our lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs created by a company called The Union. The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don’t pay your bill, The Union sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property…with no concern for your comfort or survival.