F. Gary Gray's Law Abiding Citizen Trailer with Gerard Butler
by Alex Billington
August 13, 2009
Whoa, I did not see this coming! The trailer for F. Gary Gray's Law Abiding Citizen starring Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx has debuted on Entertainment Tonight (via GerardButler.net). Normally they re-edit and screw up the trailer, but this time they have a clean embed of the trailer, even though it's a lot smaller than I'd like it. This is another one of those revenge stories, but you just wait, it starts to get a bit interesting part of the way through. I don't know why, but I wasn't expecting anything special - boy was I wrong! This looks awesome, I can't wait to see how it plays out and what the heck is even going on!
Watch the trailer for F. Gary Gray's Law Abiding Citizen:
You can also watch the Law Abiding Citizen trailer in High Definition on Apple
An everyday guy (Gerard Butler) decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets his family's killers free. His target: The district attorney (Jamie Foxx) who orchestrated the entire deal.
Law Abiding Citizen is directed by New York filmmaker F. Gary Gray, of Friday, Set It Off, The Negotiator, A Man Apart, The Italian Job, and Be Cool previously. The screenplay was written by fellow filmmaker Kurt Wimmer, who wrote Sphere, The Thomas Crown Affair, Equilibrium, The Recruit, and Street Kings most recently. Overture Films is bringing Law Abiding Citizen to theaters everywhere on October 16th this fall.
Reader Feedback - 85 Comments
Looks great and it's cool to finally see Butler as the villan. I'm tired of seeing him in all these corny romantic comedies and this should deffentially bring him back on track. Great cast too.
wrongturn687 on Aug 13, 2009
holly fuck this is some cool shit
qweqwu on Aug 13, 2009
Looks fantastic. Probably going to be one of the most underrated films next year. Reminds me a bit of Death Race meets The Jackel meets Face/Off meets Saw. I am very excited, let's just hope they execute.
Big Red Moose on Aug 13, 2009
Great write up Alex, sure does look like one wild ride with two great actors and a supporting cast to die for!!! Thanks for the shout out! 😀
GerardButler.Net on Aug 13, 2009
HOLY SHIT! sssoooold!
bltzie on Aug 13, 2009
Wow. Can't wait 'till it comes out. Awesome. Oscar contender anyone?
jwm on Aug 13, 2009
wow. the trailer went from okay to kickass halfway through. looks really good.
kreig70 on Aug 13, 2009
Colm Meany!!!!!!! Yay an old Trek-actor with good acting chops back on top in a studio sleeper thriller hit!!! Nice! Oh and Gerad and Jamie Foxx are cool too!
Lazarus from Sparta!!!! on Aug 13, 2009
That just gave me goosebumps!! Fuckin SWEET!!
Cameron on Aug 13, 2009
GB as a bad guy.... Jamie Fox gettin' his ass handed to him..... NICE!!! Great trailer!
Mike D on Aug 13, 2009
Wow, a shiver went up my spine the shot of Butler after Foxx said "The deal is done, I'm sorry." That expression on Butler's face is just amazing to see.
Robbie on Aug 13, 2009
This looks really good!
gplongwood on Aug 13, 2009
DoomCanoe on Aug 13, 2009
Two Thumbs Up!
miracle disease on Aug 13, 2009
Loved it, but I think a little too much was shown in the trailer, but I'll forgive it, because it looks awesome, Glad to see Butler doing some good guy/bad guy/anti-hero role.
Xerxex on Aug 13, 2009
but is he technically a bad guy? he's just showin the SYSTEM what happens when you let the bad people free. looks good though.
erik on Aug 13, 2009
WOW..two thumbs up..fuck it 3 ill grow a new one for this movie!
ADM86 on Aug 13, 2009
when i first heard about this i thought it would just be another standard "revenge" movie...........boy was i ever wrong. this looks really awesome!
dan on Aug 13, 2009
Wow that fraking sick, cant wait
OCP on Aug 13, 2009
I'm all Geek-Happy. I hope it rocks.
DAVE ID on Aug 13, 2009
this looks very promising. but I have a feeling it'll end up being a forgettable crime action movie
-Peter- on Aug 13, 2009
Awesome! Looks like Foxx screwed with the wrong guy! Talk about 'unleashing the fury'. I'm there!
Spider on Aug 13, 2009
AWESOME.......Gerard Butler is a perfect badass actor hands down.
Cody on Aug 13, 2009
"I´m gonna bring the whole system down on your head" !!!! How F### awesome is that....haha...!!!!
KARUB1989 on Aug 13, 2009
well i think i completely agree with the goose bumps thing (wowowowowowowowwowow) good job butler and fox
alan on Aug 13, 2009
Jamie Foxx rullz! and the trailer too!!!! Just brilliant 😀
Nicholas on Aug 13, 2009
holy shit this looks awesome, definitely seeing this one.
Jon on Aug 13, 2009
Yeah that's cool. ill get stoned and see that
Clayton on Aug 13, 2009
i like it alot
chanklas on Aug 13, 2009
wow... fuck me!! That was AWESOME
big r on Aug 13, 2009
Damn... That looks too good. I´m definately watching this.
Carlos on Aug 13, 2009
Frank Darabont was supposed to direct this at one stage, wasn't he?
Mathieu on Aug 13, 2009
wow. I wanted to get another wow in just because this looks b'dass. Right out of left field. KILL EM ALL!
Syphous on Aug 13, 2009
If any of you are having trouble watching the trailer, here is a link to it on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6mWddnKpXA
Janika on Aug 13, 2009
Jon Johnson on Aug 13, 2009
TWO THINGS #1 - Anytime you can use the line, "It's going to be biblical." and it sounds badass, I'm so there. #2 - The shot at the end of the trailer was sweet.
Matthew on Aug 13, 2009
This does look awesome. I'm a big fan of Butler.
Zac on Aug 13, 2009
he's not an everyday guy right? halfway through it says somethin like he was a spy that's a dime a dozen
mangelo on Aug 14, 2009
Awesome, awesome trailer!! Came back for more, but apparently the vid has been taken down by ETOnline perhaps? (???) Anyways, killer movie and I can't wait to watch it!!
Shemah on Aug 14, 2009
Jamie picked the wrong sidekick to go up against Gerard "Rape your Life" Butler. He's the one that let the Joker escape after they had him captured.
Dee on Aug 14, 2009
Thanks for putting it up again, Alex!! 🙂 It's great to see Gerard Butler back in the action zone.. instead of those rom coms! I've totally marked my calendar for this one! Sweeet!
Shemah on Aug 14, 2009
Allen Reeve on Aug 14, 2009
worth of watching
buooy on Aug 14, 2009
looks amazing! Butler looks great in this! his righteous demon look about his face is quite good in the trailer.
dave13 on Aug 14, 2009
Finaly, a movie that looks like it's actually worth going to see !!
Marty on Aug 14, 2009
"It's going to be biblical." !!!! Holy effing shit!!!! I'm not into these type of movies, but man, this blew me away!
F.C. on Aug 14, 2009
Amazing. Jamie does well with his music and movies....!
C Miller on Aug 14, 2009
Looks really good. I must see this one... 🙂
Drived on Aug 14, 2009
This flick looks awesome! And it's always fantastic to see Michael Irby on the big screen. Can't wait until it opens in the Miami area! Thanks for posting this trailer.
Roobaby on Aug 14, 2009
looks great!...cant go wrong with Jamie and Gerard
Trey on Aug 14, 2009
Nice, I'm there!
wetworks on Aug 14, 2009
Surprisingly, looks good - seems to be in a similar vein to 7even. Oh, and also stars Colm Meaney who is class.
Bash on Aug 14, 2009
Very nice looking trailer here. Looking forward to it!
Mirth on Aug 14, 2009
is there anything gerard butler isnt in right now?
Brian Barajas on Aug 14, 2009
Nick Sears on Aug 14, 2009
smacky63 on Aug 14, 2009
Gerard Butler looks like Randy Quaid in that screenshot.
Phil on Aug 14, 2009
hell yeah... love the concept and looks like fun
Dusty on Aug 14, 2009
The Jackal meets Death Wish
Jordan on Aug 14, 2009
Looks fresh and new.
Fisherr on Aug 14, 2009
This looks good...I'm really looking forward to seeing this
ClerksFan on Aug 14, 2009
Eagle Eye style anyone? looks awesome!
ChrisUK on Aug 14, 2009
about time Gerry did a good ass-kicker. he can portray a bad ass when he wants to
Jeanne on Aug 14, 2009
Wow not bad!!!!
tankmaster on Aug 14, 2009
looks hot! will we be seeing jamie foxx naked on here also?
desiree on Aug 14, 2009
Bry from Chi on Aug 15, 2009
I really hope that at the end of this movie, the bad guy wins!!!!!!!!!!!!!
darren on Aug 15, 2009
Damn, that looks badass.
N on Aug 15, 2009
(SPOILER) His twin brother is in the jail and the real man is at large.
Mod on Aug 15, 2009
This looks great. How will the press bring this down? Wish they would give Gerry his due, he is a good actor. I agree with jwm - Oscar anyone?
cravin on Aug 15, 2009
(SPOILER) Mod is an idiot
ClerksFan on Aug 16, 2009
That looked awesome can't wait to see it!
Chad on Aug 16, 2009
Definitely stoked on this one
Sam on Aug 16, 2009
wow one of the few movie trailers where there's not ONE person talking shit about it. looks like its gna be an amazing film!!
Roberto Dinamite on Aug 16, 2009
Nerve racking, definitely a movie for the guys. Pleased the acting roles were changed and we see many sides of Gerry but do not know if I will survive the movie.
Irene on Aug 17, 2009
This looks great! I can't wait. They did show quite a bit for a trailer. I hope that means that there is a wicked twist towards the end.
Khalil7 on Aug 17, 2009
Sorry, sick of DIVA FOXX, sick of Quaid, getting tired already of Butler - there is a thing called over exposure you know - and I'm so, so, sick of that overrated, hyper lucky Worthington guy, who is not even in this but yet, I'm over him, his crappy American accent, dopey Aussie accent and his foul mouthed, Foxx inspired diva-ness.
Malcolm on Aug 19, 2009
Dexter: The Motion Picture.
Sally on Aug 19, 2009
It looks like he's having a piss.....AAAAAAHHHHH.......shake, shake...
Pikey Chav on Aug 19, 2009
i can relate my wife and kid were killed in a home invasion and then i went on a murderous rampage 😀 best fun i ever had
neonblue120 on Aug 20, 2009
Aaah. So, why did you kill your wife and kid then......?
Sam Worthington Must Die on Aug 20, 2009
I can't agree more with post #17. I don't think I've been this excited to see a movie in a very long time.
scmglove on Aug 24, 2009
Looks great, with that corny name i almost didn't watch trailer. I'm glad i did.
Mr.Big on Aug 26, 2009
Holler at Philly! This looks like complete craziness!
????? on Aug 28, 2009
this has the promise of a great sick revenge flick with an awefully perfect twist 😀 is definetely worth watching
Burak "D'aequitas" on Aug 31, 2009
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