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We're now firmly in the midst of summer blockbuster season, with a fair number of massive blockbuster movies like Avengers: Infinity War, Incredibles 2 and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom making great money at the box office by appealing to the whole family. However, August is right around the corner, and that late summer month has become a comfortable home for smaller and grittier action movies to make an impression. That's precisely the type of film that we can expect when Peter Berg's Mile 22 debuts in theaters, and a new trailer for the Mark Wahlberg-fronted thriller promises nothing less than insane, non-stop action. Check out the preview, below!
Take a second to let your pulse slow down, and then revel in the sheer intensity of those set pieces. Centering on an American paramilitary group operating out of Bogota, Colombia, Mile 22 focuses its story on James Silva (Mark Wahlberg), an elite operative in charge of getting sensitive information out of the country when an informant comes forward and surrenders. The action is brutal and tactical in the vein of The Raid: Redemption (made even more stressful by a ticking clock), and Mile 22 promises some seriously badass moments courtesy of Wahlberg and his co-stars Lauren Cohan, Rhonda Rousey, Iko Uwais and others.
The intensity of that action bodes well for fans of the genre looking for something more severe than your typical PG-13 romp, and the information that we currently have about Mile 22 seems to suggest a fair amount of confidence in the film's ability to draw in an audience. In fact, a sequel is already in development, and while we don't know anything about the plot or overarching direction of the Mile 22 follow-up, the wild nature of this particular trailer should instill faith in the potential for this burgeoning franchise.
It's also worth getting excited about Mile 22 because it seemingly represents the latest entry in a collaborative hot streak between Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg. The duo has worked together several times in recent years, gaining widespread acclaim for movies like Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon and Patriots Day. Mile 22 looks like one of their largest and most intense collaborations yet, and this trailer bodes well for their ability to deliver the goods when it comes to tactical action, fight scenes and some genuinely brutal takedowns.