We got the first poster part-way through last month for Mark Wahlberg’s follow-up to his brilliant last film, The Fighter, and it was pretty awesome, coming a couple of weeks after the official trailer (which I’m personally avoiding, to stay spoiler-free, but you’re more than welcome to feast your eyes on it here).
The film’s second poster has now arrived, courtesy of IMP Awards, and it’s pretty damn good too. Largely in black and white, with the exception of the leading cast’s names, it focuses on the film’s lead, Wahlberg, and also gives us a great look at the main supporting cast of Kate Beckinsale (Underworld), Ben Foster (The Messenger), and Giovanni Ribisi (Avatar).
And like the first poster, it features the film’s tagline, What would you hide to protect your family?
“Chris Farraday (Wahlberg) long ago abandoned his life of crime, but after his brother-in-law, Andy (Caleb Landry Jones), botches a drug deal for his ruthless boss, Tim Briggs (Ribisi), Chris is forced back into doing what he does best – running contraband – to settle Andy’s debt. Chris is a legendary smuggler and quickly assembles a crew with the help of his best friend, Sebastian (Foster), to head to Panama and return with millions in counterfeit bills.
Things quickly fall apart and with only hours to reach the cash, Chris must use his rusty skills to successfully navigate a treacherous criminal network of brutal drug lords, cops and hit men before his wife, Kate (Beckinsale), and sons become their target.”
Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur has taken the helm on this, with whom Wahlberg will be re-teaming for the upcoming adaptation of the graphic novel 2 Guns. The States will be getting this before us on 13th January next year, but we won’t have much longer to wait to see it here, with a UK release date scheduled for 16th March. Mark the date down in your diaries, because this should be awesome. Without further ado, here’s the new poster to enjoy.