Chadwick Boseman in First Trailer for NYC Action Thriller '21 Bridges'
"Something's going on here." STX Entertainment has finally debuted the first official trailer for an intense NYC action thriller titled 21 Bridges, formerly known as 17 Bridges. The title is a reference to the decision in the movie, during a citywide manhunt, to shut down and block off all 21 bridges that access Manhattan (and all the tunnels and trains and everything). Chadwick Boseman stars as a disgraced detective who gets a shot at redemption, jumping into the massive manhunt for a cop killer which leads him to discover a massive conspiracy that links his fellow cops to a criminal empire. The big ensemble cast includes Taylor Kitsch, Sienna Miller, J.K. Simmons, Keith David, Stephan James, Dale Pavinski, Gary Carr, Victoria Cartagena, and Toby Hemingway. This does look pretty slick, and I'm curious about the twist.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Brian Kirk's 21 Bridges, direct from STX's YouTube:
Follows a disgraced detective (Boseman) in the NYPD who is given a shot at redemption. Thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, he begins to undercover a massive conspiracy that links his fellow cops to a criminal empire and must decide who he is hunting and who is actually hunting him. During the manhunt, Manhattan is completely locked down for the first time in its history - no exit or entry to the island including all 21 bridges. 21 Bridges, originally titled 17 Bridges, is directed by Irish filmmaker Brian Kirk, director of the film Middletown previously, as well as TV episodes for "Game of Thrones" and "Penny Dreadful". The screenplay is written by Matthew Michael Carnahan and Adam Mervis. STX will open Kirk's 21 Bridges in theaters everywhere starting on July 12th, 2019 in the summer. First impression? Who's in?
Lewis on Apr 25, 2019
Looks like a good distraction during the summer evening ...
shiboleth on Apr 25, 2019
I don't know. Looks pretty derivative to me. Good thing they changed the title to 21 rather that 17 as there are actually 21...gotta wonder what that gaffe was about. Nothing about the trailer or the lead interested me. Made me think of McQueen in Bullit and how a real star with that kind of power can blast a movie into orbit. I didn't see that at all here. It look rather ordinary to me.
thespiritbo on Apr 25, 2019
It's a bit generic and not for me. Like the talent involved though, just seems a bit too familiar. The dialogue was pretty groan-worthy too. "I will find him!" I'm sure you will.
THE_RAW_ on Apr 26, 2019
I hope the new title will split the difference and call it 4 bridges. Chadwick needs a couple more good non-Marvel films before his acting prowess can really be established. He was pretty darn good as Brown and Robinson though.
DAVIDPD on Apr 26, 2019
What's up with this trend of showing a clip from the trailer before the trailer actually begins? That started a year or two ago and no sir, I don't like it. Also, am I the only one who still gets Keith David and David Keith mixed up? I watched this trailer mainly to see which one of them it was going to be.
kevjohn on Apr 26, 2019
Oh yeah, hate this. It's due to Facebook. Everyone dislikes it. Facebook claims that you have 3 seconds to get someone's attention, so they force them to include this as a way of trying to hook people in in that time. Everyone (in studios/marketing) is falling for it, and it's madness, but unfortunately they're addicted to numbers and everyone complaining hasn't changed their minds (yet).
Alex Billington on Apr 27, 2019
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