Official UK Trailer for Gritty, Violent Thriller 'Black 47' Set in Ireland
"He's a danger to us all." Wildcard Distribution has debuted an official UK trailer for the upcoming release of the film Black 47, a gritty thriller set during the Great Irish Famine. This premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, but it got horrible reviews by most critics. Set in 1847, the film follows a hardened Irish Ranger fighting for the British Army who returns to his home, only to discover the famine has destroyed his country and left the people even more vile and ruthless than ever. With little else to live for, he sets a destructive path to avenge his family. James Frencheville (from Animal Kingdom, The Stanford Prison Experiment) stars, along with Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent, Stephen Rea, Freddie Fox, Barry Keoghan, Moe Dunford, Ciaran Grace, and Sarah Greene. I really did not like this film. It has one good action scene, the rest is so dull and boring and excessively violent for no reason. But that's just my opinion. Check it out.
Here's the official UK trailer (+ new poster) for Lance Daly's Black 47, direct from YouTube:
Set in Ireland during the Great Famine, the drama follows an Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, as he abandons his post to reunite with his family. Despite experiencing the horrors of war, he is shocked by the famine's destruction of his homeland and the brutalization of his people and his family. Black 47 is directed by Irish filmmaker Lance Daly, director of the films Last Days in Dublin, The Halo Effect, Kisses, The Good Doctor, and Life's a Breeze previously. The screenplay is written by Lance Daly, P.J. Dillon, and Pierce Ryan; based on a story by P.J. Dillon and Pierce Ryan. This first premiered at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year, and also played at DIFF in Ireland. Daly's Black 47 will be released in the UK & Ireland starting in September, but still has no official US release date set yet. Your thoughts?