Frank Grillo & Anthony Mackie in Trailer for 'Point Blank' from Netflix
"Cops want you dead, homie." Netflix has debuted an official trailer for a gritty, action-packed thriller titled Point Blank, an English-language remake of the 2010 French thriller of the same name (À bout portant). Anthony Mackie stars as Paul, an ER nurse who saves the life of a criminal and then must help plan the patient escape safely in order to save his kidnapped wife. The full cast includes Frank Grillo, Marcia Gay Harden, Christian Cooke, Teyonah Parris, Boris McGiver, and Ming Wang. I am a big fan of Joe Lynch's films and this looks gnarly. Even though it's another one of these English remakes it seems to have its own gritty edge. That car wash fight (at the end of the trailer) looks like good fun. Check it all out below.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Joe Lynch's Point Blank, direct from Netflix's YouTube:
When his pregnant wife is kidnapped and held as collateral, Paul, an ER nurse, must team with the badly injured career criminal and murder suspect under his charge in order to save the lives of his wife and unborn child. Pitted against rival gangs and a deadly ring of corrupt cops, the unlikely duo find a way to survive together in the fight of their lives. Point Blank is directed by American indie filmmaker Joe Lynch (follow him @TheJoeLynch), director of the films Knights of Badassdom, Everly, and Mayhem previously. The screenplay is written by Adam G. Simon, based on Fred Cavayé's 2010 French thriller À bout portant. Netflix will debut Lynch's Point Blank remake streaming exclusively on July 12th coming up. Who's down?
i'm kind of wore out with the "wife/girlfriend/child has been kidnapped" genre.
dan on Jun 20, 2019
Both trailers look ok. Also, I heard of the French version before but I never took the time to watch it. Obviously, I have to catch up ...
shiboleth on Jun 20, 2019
Watch it, shiboleth. It's very good. This one looks mediocre and typical American shoot 'em up, bang bang, car chases and crashes. Ugh. Read my full take above on the whole matter...lol...
thespiritbo on Jun 20, 2019
Thanks Bo. I'm planning on doing it. Cheers ...
shiboleth on Jun 21, 2019
Great! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
thespiritbo on Jun 21, 2019
Will do and will report it when done ... Cheers ...
shiboleth on Jun 22, 2019
Cool. Cool. Could have been a DIE HARD spinoff.
DAVIDPD on Jun 20, 2019
Nah, I don't think so. First of all no one should ever make another movie with the name Point Blank because after the great film of the same title with Lee Marvin from 1967 that's taken and why would you want people to think of that one? I saw the 2010 French film this is a remake of and it was very, very good. I watched about a minute and a half of this American remake trailer and lost interest. It just looked like a mediocre American take on a much better French film. Too bad because I like Grillo. Or did. I'm beginning to lose interest in him because he tends to make movies like this that simply are sub-par. He's in it I'm not interested.
thespiritbo on Jun 20, 2019
Rumlow is back from the dead, and is now teaming up with Falcon? Marvel has gone too far.
Neil Perez on Jun 21, 2019
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