Oliver Stone’s Savages promises to be the crime-thriller of the season, opening in North America this weekend – it won’t be topping the box office, with that honour going to The Amazing Spider-Man, but it definitely looks like a fantastic alternative to the superhero blockbuster.
My advice: If you can, see both.
Starring Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, and Taylor Kitsch in the leads, and with a fantastic ensemble filled out by Benicio del Toro, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Emile Hirsch, and Salma Hayek, Savages promises absolute brilliance.
We’ve been seeing fine things from the film already, and now we’ve got a plethora of new videos to share with you, kicking off with a handful of featurettes, a restricted clip (not suitable for work), and then weeks 3 and 4 of the interrogation series. Excellent stuff.
“Three-time Oscar(R)-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone returns to the screen with the ferocious thriller Savages, featuring the all-star ensemble cast of Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir. The film is based on Don Winslow’s best-selling crime novel that was named one of The New York Times’ Top 10 Books of 2010. Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Johnson), a peaceful and charitable marijuana producer, and his closest friend Chon (Kitsch), a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry–raising some of the best weed ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia (Lively). Life is idyllic in their Southern California town… until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them.”
Stone is directing from a script he co-wrote with Shane Salerno and best-selling US crime novelist Don Winslow, adapting Winslow’s own original novel for the big screen.
Savages is released in US theatres today, 6th July, and will be coming to our shores a little later in the UK on 28th September. I can’t wait: it looks awesome. Here are a sixteen videos to prove it. Enjoy.
Meet the Savages Featurettes:
Restricted Clip (NSFW):
Interrogation Series: Week 3
Interrogation Series: Week 4