Dominic Cooper in First Full Trailer for British Action Movie 'Stratton'
"The most dangerous man I've ever met… we need to take him down." From the director of Con Air and The Mechanic comes another new action movie. An official UK trailer has debuted for a new British action movie called Stratton, also known as Stratton: First Into Action. The name "First Into Action" comes directly from the book that this is based on, a "Dramatic Personal Account of Life in the SBS." Dominic Cooper stars as Stratton, a British Special Boat Service commando who tracks down an international terrorist cell. The cast includes Connie Nielsen, Tom Felton, Tyler Hoechlin, Gemma Chan, Thomas Kretschmann, Derek Jacobi, and Austin Stowell. This actually looks good, if I might say, though it's clearly playing up the patriotic anti-terrorism angle more than anything. How dare they target London?! Cooper to the rescue.
Here's the first official UK trailer (+ poster) for Simon West's Stratton, direct from YouTube:
The enemy has a weapon. So do we. A British Special Boat Service commando named John Stratton (Cooper) tracks down an international terrorist cell. Stratton is directed by veteran British filmmaker Simon West, of the action movies Con Air, The General's Daughter, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, When a Stranger Calls, The Mechanic, The Expendables 2, Stolen, and Wild Card previously. The screenplay is written by Warren Davis II and Duncan Falconer, based on the novel "First Into Action" written by Duncan Falconer. The film already opened in France and Portugal this summer. Stratton then hits theaters in the UK starting September 1st, but no US release has been announced yet. Anyone interested in seeing this?
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
Man, I'm confident that our guys will win here. Whoever they are ...
shiboleth on Aug 1, 2017
Because if he dies, the franchise will not take off.
tarek on Aug 1, 2017
I read somewhere that films are dead (I think it was in Saloon). Films like this one sometime really make me think that ...
shiboleth on Aug 1, 2017
I blame the audience. They support dungs like transformers and watch movies on their iphones. Easily pleased.
tarek on Aug 2, 2017
Yeah, I thought that too, long ago. For some time, I just can't believe what people can watch and ask more of such things as Transformers or Vin Diesel films. Today, I think it's worse. I think film studios like to produce its audience and they (the audience) are just doing fine. They want and like when some new cliche is produced and they just run to see it. Unfortunately, for many people out there, this is what both sides want ...
shiboleth on Aug 2, 2017
Looks average, but I'm a sucker for UKSF on film and this could be a bit of fun like Taken and Jack Reacher.
Lewis on Aug 1, 2017
Tom Felton aged worse than a box of Franzia.
DAVIDPD on Aug 1, 2017
Woof. Nothing new to see here. Move along....
THE_RAW_ on Aug 1, 2017
Struggles to overcome Cooper's diminutive height and presence.
Payne by name on Aug 2, 2017
Kinda like the real deal of UKSF tbh.
Lewis on Aug 2, 2017
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