New US Trailer for 'The Take' with Idris Elba, Formerly 'Bastille Day'

October 7, 2016
Source: YouTube

The Take Trailer

"Briar - you're reckless, and irresponsible - you can't just run and start firing." High Top has revealed a new trailer for a film now titled The Take, though it was originally titled Bastille Day when it opened in Europe earlier this summer. You may remember hearing about it, as we ran the UK trailer at the beginning of the year. Idris Elba stars as a former CIA agent who goes to Paris to help with an anti-terrorism mission. However, he proves to be more reckless than helpful. Also starring Richard Madden, Kelly Reilly and Charlotte Le Bon. Early reviews out of Europe indicate this is sadly quite mediocre. One co-director even dropped out, along with the title change, meaning this is probably worth skipping unless you need to see it.

Here's the newest trailer (+ an original poster) for James Watkins' The Take, direct from YouTube:

The Take Poster

You can still watch the first UK trailer for Bastille Day here, to see even more footage from this film.

A young artist and former CIA agent embark on an anti-terrorist mission in France. Featuring Richard Madden, Charlotte Le Bon, Alexander Cooper, Anatol Yusef, José Garcia. Bastille Day is co-directed by filmmakers James Watkins (of Eden Lake, The Woman in Black) & Jill Gagé - though IMDb now says it's only Watkins - from a screenplay written by Andrew Baldwin (who also wrote the script for the Jason Bourne sequel). The film originally opened in the UK in April earlier this year, and the rest of Europe during the summer. Visit the UK site here. High Top Releasing will be releasing the film under the title The Take in limited US theaters + on VOD starting November 18th later this fall. If anyone is still interested. Maybe?

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It was ok. Wasn't great but it wasn't terrible. Very serviceable action movie. Idris is always awesome and that's the case here.

TK on Oct 7, 2016


Agree about Idris. I just don't feel like I've seen the defining Idris movie yet. Do you have any suggestions?

redtie on Oct 8, 2016


Have you seen Beasts of No Nation? That one is probably one of my favorite movies from him. I think even in the movies that stank he was still pretty awesome like The Gunman, Mandella: The long walk to freedom (it wasn't a terrible movie). His voice work is really amazing too. Just has a presence about it, like in Jungle Book or Zootopia and I really liked him as Krall in Star Trek Beyond. Also if you ever have a chance check him out in Luthor such a great TV show.

TK on Oct 9, 2016


Yup, nothing special. If you need something relaxing through evening, that's all...

shiboleth on Oct 7, 2016


I like how they changed the title for America because no one here knows what Bastille Day is. // I do, for the record.

DAVIDPD on Oct 7, 2016


they changed the title because an actual terrorist attack happened on Bastille Day...this year...

Charles T. James on Oct 7, 2016


Was there a press release saying this? I think both could easily be plausible.

DAVIDPD on Oct 8, 2016



rebeccafj on Oct 8, 2016


Not sure I'd pay to go see it, but I'm sure I'll watch it eventually.

Bl00dwerK on Oct 8, 2016


Saw it last spring. It was great fun and a little wierd knowing both actors are British doing American accents. Darn well, I would add.

rebeccafj on Oct 8, 2016


It's a not such a good movie, watched it month ago. The main villain was such a douche, and the editing just sucked. But it also convinced me Idris Elba would be a great James Bond, the fight scenes looked natural..

ari smulders on Oct 9, 2016


Well, I'll watch it if it's on Netflix.

Lar Rackell on Oct 9, 2016

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