Watch: Michael Shannon Out for Blood in Ariel Vroman's 'The Iceman'

January 15, 2013

The Iceman

Last fall, Ariel Vroman's killer thriller The Iceman premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival (see the first trailer here), and the film finally gets a theatrical release this summer. The film sees Michael Shannon showing up on the big screen (before we see him as the villainous General Zod in Man of Steel) as Richard "The Ice Man" Kuklinski, a mafia hit man who murdered at least 100 people, including at least 50 vagrants before he was 18 years old. Ray Liotta, Chris  Evans (looking really disheveled and creepy), David Schwimmer and Winona Ryder co-star in the film, and it looks like it should be intense.

Here's the new trailer for Ariel Vroman's The Iceman from Millennium Entertainment (via YouTube):

Ariel Vroman directed The Iceman and also wrote the script with Morgan Land based on Anthony Bruno's biography The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer. The film follows Richard Kuklinski, loving husband, devoted father and ruthless killer. He is believed to have killed at least 100 people between 1964 and 1986, including more than 50 vagrants before he was 18-years old. Michael Shannon takes the title killer role with Ray Liotta, Chris Evans, David Schwimmer and Winona Ryder rounding out the supporting cast. The film premiered at TIFF in 2012 and hits theaters early this summer on May 3rd. Looking good?

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  • Xerxexx
    I'm just in in.
  • maytheforce
    Intense for sure! Looks good.
  • grimjob
    Damn. That's all I can say.
  • Skynet3000
    I'm pretty sure I saw a redband trailer for this film on this very site. Lol looks good though! Btw guys Kuklinski didn't actually kill over a 100 people! Lol it was more like 7. He was a pathological liar. Watch his prison interview on Youtube.
    • GWills
      nice try. read the book, buddy.
  • Jepp
    Looks good. But the thing that bugs me, is that it's trying to paint Kuklinski as a good guy, who was somehow pulled into murder. Not true. If you've ever watched the real life interviews with him, he makes no bones about loving murder. He also states it's all he ever wanted to do from a young age, is kill people.
  • Is Winona on heroin? Why is she talking like that?
  • rocky728
    It's opening against IM3? not a good move but then again it's aimed at a different even if somewhat overlapping audience. I'll be seeing both for sure
  • TheRagingCajun
    I'd go see this before Iron Man 3. Probably the role of Shannon's career. Looks fucking sick!
    • Zade_92
      pretty sure take shelter was the role of shannon's career
      • Cody W
        Pretty sure playing Zod in man of steel will be the role of his career lol
  • $6296288
    this looks outstanding. hey, anyone wanting more MS should start watching "boardwalk empire" - he (along with the rest of the cast) are excellent on that show
  • Shan's the Maaaan.
  • Dangerous Don Danger
    I wonder if they'll do the shotgun hit where Kuklinski said in interviews how he was shocked when he saw the damage the shotgun did to his victim.
    I'm sure the best in the industry worked on the actors facial hair, but it still looks fake.




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