Chris Pine is a Former Soldier on the Run in 'The Contractor' Trailer
by Alex Billington
February 16, 2022
"It's easy to kill, but it's much harder to survive." Paramount has unveiled the official trailer for an action thriller called The Contractor, formerly known as Violence of Action. From director Tarik Saleh (The Nile Hilton Incident) comes this thriller about an ex-Special Forces Sergeant who becomes a mercenary working for a private organization. But when his first mission goes awry while overseas, he must evade those trying to kill him while making his way back home. Sounds like the exact same plot as so many of these mercenary or hitman films - something goes wrong, they become the target, must take out others to return alive. Chris Pine stars along with Ben Foster, Gillian Jacobs, Eddie Marsan, JD Pardo, Florian Munteanu, and Kiefer Sutherland. This was shot in 2019 and they've been delaying it since 2020, but not sure it'll be worth the wait. It seems as bland & repetitive as every other direct-to-DVD action film recently. Take a look.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Tarik Saleh's The Contractor, direct from YouTube:
Chris Pine stars in this action-packed thriller as Special Forces Sergeant James Harper, involuntarily discharged from the Army and cut-off from his pension. In debt, out of options and desperate to provide for his family, Harper decides to contract with a private underground military force. When the very first assignment goes awry, the elite soldier finds himself hunted and on the run, now caught in a dangerous conspiracy and fighting to stay alive long enough to get home and uncover the true motives of those who betrayed him. The Contractor, formerly known as Violence of Action, is directed by Egyptian-Swedish filmmaker Tarik Saleh, director of the films Metropia, Tommy, and The Nile Hilton Incident previously. The screenplay is written by J.P. Davis. Produced by Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee. Paramount will debut The Contractor in select US theaters + on VOD starting April 1st, 2022 this spring. Any good? Want to watch?
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