Must Watch: Intense Trailer for The Hurt Locker
by Alex Billington
January 7, 2009
We've been waiting and waiting to see the first trailer for The Hurt Locker. Although it's yet another Iraq war movie, The Hurt Locker stands out as one of the most original and intense war films of the last few years. By now, Jeffrey Wells' unforgettable quote deserves to be on the poster: "Watching Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker is like having your heart operated on by a construction worker wielding a power pneumatic nail-driver. And the high-voltage stuff, which happens often, is, no joke, on the level of the armed creature-hunting and creature-evading sequences in Aliens." Yea, the trailer looks that good, too.
Watch the trailer for The Hurt Locker:
The trailer has been removed at the request of Voltage Pictures. Sorry guys!
Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a bomb.
The Hurt Locker is directed by Kathryn Bigelow, of Blue Steel, Point Break, and K-19: The Widowmaker previously. The original screenplay was written by newcomer Mark Boal who had a hand in devising the story for In the Valley of Elah. The film stars Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce, Ralph Fiennes, and David Morse. Summit Entertainment picked up the distribution rights during the Toronto Film Festival last year and will be debuting this in limited theaters sometime in 2009.