Time Loop Action Thriller 'Boss Level' Trailer Featuring Frank Grillo
by Alex Billington
January 19, 2021
"One thing that never changes - a bunch of assholes kill me for reasons that remain a mystery." VVS Films + Hulu have revealed the first official trailer for an action thriller titled Boss Level, another time loop sci-fi film borrowing the genre concept. This is the latest from action filmmaker Joe Carnahan (Narc, Smokin' Aces, The A-Team, The Grey), who hasn't made a new film since Stretch back in 2014. Frank Grillo stars in this as a retired special forces officer who is trapped in a never ending time loop on the day of his death. He must figure out how to escape the sinister program and save his own life, but of course. The film's excellent ensemble cast includes Annabelle Wallis, Mel Gibson, Naomi Watts, Michelle Yeoh, Will Sasso, Rob Gronkowski, Ken Jeong, Mathilde Ollivier, and Selina Lo. This looks like some vintage action movie fun, exactly what I'd expect from Carnahan. I just hope it's worth the wait and not a let down.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster / extra trailer) for Joe Carnahan's Boss Level, from YouTube:
Roy Pulver (Frank Grillo), a retired special forces soldier, finds himself trapped in a sinister program, which results in a never-ending time loop leading to his death. Boss Level is directed by American producer / writer / filmmaker Joe Carnahan, director of the films Blood Guts Bullets & Octane, Narc, Smokin' Aces, The A-Team, The Grey, and Stretch previously. The screenplay is written by Chris Borey & Eddie Borey, and Joe Carnahan. Based on a story by Chris Borey & Eddie Borey. Produced by Joe Carnahan, Randall Emmett, George Furla, and Frank Grillo. This hasn't premiered at any festivals or elsewhere, as far as we know. VVS Films + Hulu will debut Carnahan's Boss Level streaming starting March 5th. First impression? Who's in?
This idea is repeating itself now on regular bases. I just hope it's worth of attention ...
shiboleth on Jan 19, 2021
Well said. Yeah, I'm getting a bit tired of uninspired time loop films. Especially because we just had TWO great time loop films recently - Palm Springs and HDD. But this has been in the works for a while and maybe, just maybe, it will still be a good time.
Alex Billington on Jan 19, 2021
Yeah, Palm Springs was ok. Nice, in fact. But I'm not sure what you think under 'HDD' ... Trying to remember it but I just can't get it ... As for the rest, I couldn't agree more... And I said before, US film world needs to change its approach to a film making. A lot of them don't make any sense and are quite unwatchable. They look like they were made by spoiled and uninspiring children and that's why they are so hard to watch ...
shiboleth on Jan 20, 2021
Happy Death Day - the horror time loop movie (which also had a sequel). It's damn good.
Alex Billington on Jan 20, 2021
Oh, that. Thanks. I saw only the first one. Yeah, there were fun bits and I will probably check the other one too. But that routine is, as said already, slowly wearing off...
shiboleth on Jan 21, 2021
It just looked dumb to me...even infantile. It's a long way from the excellent film, The Grey.
thespiritbo on Jan 20, 2021
I thought this came out awhile ago. Grillo is def the Statham.
DAVIDPD on Jan 21, 2021
That looks silly, I shall enjoy it with popcorn.
PeakEverything on Jan 27, 2021
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