Official Trailer for Blockchain Cyber-Thriller 'Crypto' with Kurt Russell
by Alex Billington
March 12, 2019
"These people are dangerous!" "I warned you…" Lionsgate has just released an official trailer for a "cyber-thriller" set in the high stakes world of blockchain technology titled Crypto, from director John Stalberg Jr. (High School). It didn't take long for someone to make a film involving blockchain, it's the big technology buzzword right now and everyone wants in on it - so why not write a plot involving it. Crypto is about a Wall Street banker who connects a small-town art gallery to a global conspiracy, putting his own family in grave danger. Starring Beau Knapp as the banker, with Kurt Russell, Liam Hemsworth, Alexis Bledel, Vincent Kartheiser, Jill Hennessy, Malaya Rivera Drew, and Gabe Fazio. Surprise, surprise, this looks pretty awful. It's all bark and no bite, with such a contrived and unoriginal plot. Not looking any good.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for John Stalberg Jr.'s Crypto, direct from Lionsgate's YouTube:
Set in the high stakes world of blockchain technology, Beau Knapp plays a Wall Street banker named Martin who is thrust into a vast scheme involving money laundering, undercover FBI agents and the Russian mob, in this cyber-thriller. After a fallout with his bosses, Martin is sent to his hometown where it soon becomes evident his reassignment was anything but coincidental. Crypto is directed by American filmmaker John Stalberg Jr., his second feature film after making the comedy High School previously. The screenplay is by Carlyle Eubank and David Frigerio, from a story by Jeffrey Ingber. Produced by Jordan Beckerman, David Frigerio, and Jordan Yale Levine. This hasn't premiered at any film festivals or otherwise. Lionsgate will release Stalberg Jr.'s Crypto in select US theaters + on VOD starting April 12th this spring.
DAVIDPD on Mar 12, 2019
It does look mediocre. But as man says, one needs to see the film. Although, I'm not sure about huge surprises. At some point, that might be just enough ...
shiboleth on Mar 12, 2019
Oh, I don't think one needs to see the whole film to ascertain that it is mediocre. That's what trailers give you. The opportunity to see what they are presenting and make a choice if you want to see it or pass and not waste your time and money. I've decided on the latter here. Plus, I didn't much care for the director's attack and name calling towards Alex expressing his opinion. Cheers.
thespiritbo on Mar 12, 2019
Well, I certainly won't put any hard efforts into finding it and seeing it. This is one of those films you catch at some point when you have nothing else to do or watch. Something that just came along and you gave it a try without any real obligations to see it. Nothing serious about. Anyway, thanks for your comment Bo. I might follow you on this one ...
shiboleth on Mar 13, 2019
I actually had read this script for coverage as an intern and it isn't a terrible script but if anything it very Wall Street meets Bourne Identity and tries real hard to mesh the two but does so in a mediocre way. It has it's good part don't get me wrong, just not for me personally.
Clifford on Mar 12, 2019
New comments are no longer allowed on this post.
FOLLOW FS HERE
Follow Alex's main account on Twitter:
Add our posts to your Feedly › click here
Get all the news sent on Telegram
LATEST TO WATCH