Skarsgård & Peña Star in First Red Band Trailer for 'War on Everyone'
"They're gonna kick your ass… and get away with it." Icon Film Distribution from the UK has debuted an official trailer for John Michael McDonagh's War on Everyone, a wacky and totally absurd new comedy from the filmmaker behind Calvary and The Guard. Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña star as two corrupt cops in New Mexico who end up battling against a British Lord, played by Theo James, who comes to town for his own piece of the pie. This film received some rave reviews out of Berlinale and SXSW, where it premiered, and is the kind of totally wacky comedy that will have a few people falling out of their seats with laughter. This plays a red band trailer and it does a okay job teasing lots of the humor in this. Have fun.
Here's the first red band (UK) trailer for John Michael McDonagh's War on Everyone, from YouTube:
In Albuquerque, New Mexico, Terry Monroe (Skarsgård) and Bob Bolaño (Peña) are two corrupt cops who set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Things take a sinister turn, however, when they try to intimidate someone who is more dangerous than they are. Or is he? War on Everyone is both written & directed by English filmmaker John Michael McDonagh, of the highly acclaimed films The Guard and Calvary previously. This first premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February and also played at SXSW Film Festival earlier this year. War on Everyone opens in the UK starting this September, but still doesn't have a US release date set yet. Stay tuned for more info. Your thoughts?
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
Cops blackmailing citizens for profit? Is this a documentary?
Carpola on Jun 20, 2016
I live in New Mexico, and I must admit I find it funny that when film and television producers come to this state to make movies/programs, they always seem to focus on criminal activity (Breaking Bad anyone?). Unfortunately, art seems to be truly imitating life in most of these cases.
theslayer5150 on Jun 20, 2016
This was very funny and had me laughing out loud. Who knew the Tarzan guy could be this funny? Great stuff from an excellent director. Loved both The Guard and Calvary. Talk about two different films with way different tones. Still, both, in their own right, were very, very good. I love it when I see something like this here on Firstshowing and can actually get excited about seeing a movie that's about to break. Thank you, Alex.
Bo on Jun 20, 2016
Tarzan guy can be really funny https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47Rf7UWqW-c Although, this looks so different. I am looking forward to this movie.
Lar Rackell on Jun 20, 2016
I like the hint of a plot in my trailers. From the trailer, I know there will be two wise cracking cops, who do what they want. I assume high jinx ensue and we find out if they're good, bad, or gray.
redtie on Jun 20, 2016
Dumb. Poor Pena! I need him to be more popular.
DAVIDPD on Jun 20, 2016
Ok, the director is right, and I even like the actors, but the whole idea..? Yeah, it looks fine, I just hope it will be done right. Interested anyway...
shiboleth on Jun 21, 2016
Terrible title (for now) but looks like a fun watch!
Whichhalfofthewit on Jun 22, 2016
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