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Another New Trailer for Chiwetel Ejiofor's Redbelt

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March 24, 2008
Source: Yahoo

Redbelt Trailer

This is another one of those summer indies that I'm crossing my fingers and hoping turns out amazing. I haven't heard any positive buzz yet, but I'm still holding out. Redbelt stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as a mixed-martial arts instructor and Tim "The Toolman" Allen as a movie star (how ironic). I really do think this looks pretty damn good, or at least the fight scenes will be great. Ejiofor is a fantastic actor who just hasn't broken out yet but will always get my undivided attention in any of the films he stars in. And this new trailer really sets up a more intense movie than the first trailer. Can't wait to see it myself!

Please don't tell me I'm the only one looking forward to Redbelt? Is there anyone else out there who is excited to see this as well?

Watch the new trailer for Redbelt:

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You can also watch the new Redbelt trailer in High Definition on Yahoo

Redbelt is both written and directed by David Mamet, of House of Games, State and Main, Heist, and most recently "The Unit" on TV. The film is an original script written by Mamet, who also wrote the screenplays for The Untouchables, Glengarry Glen Ross, Wag the Dog, Ronin, and Hannibal. Redbelt arrives in limited theaters starting on May 2nd. The poster is featured below.

Redbelt Poster

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  • Stefanovich
    Typically I stray away from this new trend of MMA movies (but I love Kung Fu flicks, old ones mostly) because I don't care for the culture that seems to surround the sport. This seems to go completely against the grain of the MMA stereotype though, and the story looks interesting.
  • It really don't understand why you are looking forward to it. Most of the cast is B or C-list and it really looks typical.
  • Okay Ryan, let me explain. YES the actors are only B or C-list, BUT that doesn't mean they're not phenomenal. As I said in the post about Chiwetel Ejiofor, he's an incredible actor who hasn't had a chance to blow up yet. I've loved everything he's been in and he keeps getting better. That is the first BIG factor. Second, I'm a small UFC fan and can always enjoy a good martial arts movie, especially one that breaks the bounds and isn't your typical Never Back Down teenaged crap. This looks like it could be really good and it has that underdog indie feel which I love. Not everyone will be into this, but I'm looking forward to it.
  • Jansen
    There is practically no fighting at ALL in the trailers. It's obviously geared towards drama. I am looking forward to this film.
  • harrison
    this looks pretty good ive liked ejiofor ever since serenity(which they need to make a sequel for) and alice bragas a beauty and while i finally saw i am legend a couple days ago which she had a small part in she looks like a quality actress and ill probably see it just for them(not a fan of tim allen, except galaxy quest)
  • David Mamet is known for his plays and books which explore masculinity and the intensity of the driven mind. Redbelt works on more levels thatn just youre average MMA genre movie. Like Spartan it transcended it's spy vs. spy genre by exploring the inner workings of the protagonist's (Val Kilmer) head. Here also, it kind of uses MMA fighting as an analogy with the struggle of being caught in a compromising situation he seemingly cannot get out of, much like a headlock. Does he turn the tables or does he tap out? Stuff like that.
  • Frame
    Stefanovich: "I don't care for the culture that seems to surround the sport." You don't know the culture.
  • Stefanovich
    Frame: "You don't know the culture." Hah, you don't know me, it's simply my opinion. Judging by your response you happen to be the sensitive dandelion MMA fan I didn't know about. I learn something new every day.
  • IceColdBeast
    @ Stefanovich You don't know about my tribal tattoos, my Tap Out wrist bands, or my ginseng energy drinks. When I'm not mounting dudes (no homo) I dress like Ashton Kutcher. I thought you should know this.
  • Frame
    It was simply an ignorant observation on your part. Speaking on the fanbase as a whole the stacks of testosterone meets eye to eye with the masses who are as hardcore with football and boxing. Speaking on the FIGHTERS you'll never find a more disciplined and humble type of athlete in any sport considering what they go through. You'd see someone like Rich Franklin get his nose pummeled into a chicken gizzard right before he praises his opponent for his excellent strike game. On the other hand, in boxing for example, a winner would aim to give a courteous hug to a loser and wake up in an ambulance from a sucker punch. Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre are prime examples of both class and well-rounded, dangerous tactics in the squared circle. So what's wrong with the "culture"? Instead of being a smart@$$ next time how about saying something smart, slick?
  • oooo...this looks pretty cool. The cast ain't bad and I love Ejiofor. Allen, however, seems a bit out of place. When was he in a non-comedy role last? (or ever)
  • AllmightyKeim
    David Mamet will be the one and only reason I will see this movie. He is a kick ass writer!
  • TiaMija
    Chiwetel Ejiofor is awesome! He improves every movie he's in and it's great to see him as the lead. David Mamet and a great cast of character actors will obviously elevate the quality as well. I'm willing to give Tim Allen a chance. At least, he will stand out as the "actor" amongst "regular people", serving the story.
  • Dusty
    AHHHH... I wish I could talk about it Alex... I thought I told you I went to see it at ShoWest Indie night. I have to be good and not run a review with ya.. (you know all those "beeped" rules with the show.) But as a first bit of positive buzz for ya... it is a great flick for those with a certain level of Martial Arts enjoyment and can be a strong emotional film for those ladies attending with their MMA loving significant others. Thankfully, Allen and some of the MMA star cameos are not covering the screen all the time. In all, truly shows another strong performance for Chiwetel.
  • Billy
    I'm just gonna have to go ahead and agree with all the praise and hype Chiwetel continues to get on this site. Everyday I'm waiting for him to get his breakthrough so the world can see how amazing his acting skills are. His performance in Serenity was one of the few that continues to stick with me today. The film looks great in my opinion and I am really looking forward to catching it.
  • AccidentalVisitor
    I wish people would stop pimping "serenity" when discussing Ejiofor's work. Seriously if that's the only movie you've seen him in ten you ae not truly aware of his abilities nor ae you a true fan of his work (because TRUE fans would go out and rent his other flicks) All you are is a Browncoat taking one extra opportunity to gush over your favorite flick. Here's a movie for you :"Dirty Pretty Things". It remains Ejiofor's biggest role (a lead role) and still his best body of work on film.
  • AccidentalVisitor
    Sorry for the miscues above... I wish people would stop pimping "Serenity" when discussing Ejiofor's work. Seriously if that's the only movie you've seen him in then you are not truly aware of his abilities nor are you a true fan of his work (because TRUE fans would go out and rent his other flicks) All you are is a Browncoat taking one extra opportunity to gush over your favorite flick. Here's a movie for you :"Dirty Pretty Things". It remains Ejiofor's biggest role (a lead role) and still his best body of work on film. I will be there for "Redbelt" not only because it looks good but because outside of Denzel and Will its rare to see a black lead in a dramatic film that is not a crappy Tyler Perry movie.
  • Nice to see some good discussion about this film over here. If you want to find out more information about the movie, we've got some pics and other behind the scenes stuff going on at the Street Sports Jiu Jitsu Blog: streetsportsbjj.blogspot.com

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