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UPDATED: Explosive first trailer for Dead Man Down starring Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace

Jan. 2, 2013by: Paul Shirey

UPDATED: A proper HD trailer has been embedded for your enjoyment.  Take a gander!

The first trailer for DEAD MAN DOWN, the gritty actioner starring Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard, Dominic Cooper, and Armand Assante has snuck online after a marketing delay due to the tragic events in Connecticut on December 14th.  It was the respectful thing to do at the time and I give kudos to Film District for that. 

The pic is directed by Niels Arden Oplev who helmed the Swedish version of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO and seems to have that same dark, tense feeling, albeit now without subtitles.  Farrell has gotten a bum shake with his stop-and-go action career, especially with this past summer's abysmal TOTAL RECALL remake, but I'm glad to see him still going for it.  DEAD MAN DOWN looks promising, slick, and hopefully as tough as THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. Definitely on my radar after this. The trailer is in lower-res, but we'll update as soon as a more presentable HD one is available.

Get "Down":

Here's the synopsis:

Following the cinematic phenomenon “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” acclaimed filmmaker Niels Arden Oplev and brooding beauty Noomi Rapace reunite for another thrilling tale of vengeance. Colin Farrell joins the prestigious team as brave enforcer Victor, right hand man to an underground crime lord in New York City. He seeks to avenge the death of his wife and daughter caused by his boss. When his employer is threatened by a mysterious killer, Victor also becomes detective. Victor is seduced and blackmailed by Beatrice (Noomi Rapace), a victim turned avenger whose intense chemistry leads them spiraling into payback delivered in violent catharsis. From producer Neal Moritz (The Fast and the Furious franchise, I Am Legend) and Joel Wyman (Fringe, Keen Eddie) comes a triumphant action thriller, a powerful portrait of the relationship between two people caught in the crosshairs of revenge.

DEAD MAN DOWN gets to work on March 8, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: How does this one sit with you? Theater or Video?
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7:50PM on 01/02/2013
That was weird. I got an ad for the trailer, then I got the trailer.

I'm in though. I like Colin Farrell. Yes, Total Recall sucked but that was hardly his fault - the script was awful. Farrell always gives it his all. And when he has a genius script he's brilliant. Hopefully this film will fall into the latter category.
That was weird. I got an ad for the trailer, then I got the trailer.

I'm in though. I like Colin Farrell. Yes, Total Recall sucked but that was hardly his fault - the script was awful. Farrell always gives it his all. And when he has a genius script he's brilliant. Hopefully this film will fall into the latter category.
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12:02PM on 01/02/2013

Know what I'm hip to? That go back to school ad running top right with the old as death woman wobbling her head and blinking like she just got hit in the head

best ad ever. I hope others get that loaded for them. it's hilarious
best ad ever. I hope others get that loaded for them. it's hilarious
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12:00PM on 01/02/2013

I love the genre but have issues with that trailer. I've been burned before

Terence Howard is not a badass so that put me off. I can't take any lines from him seriously after seeing him in those ads asking women to wash their snitzes.
The rest looks pretty good I guess. The minimal dialogue didn't inspire confidence. I think the one reason people are stating they think others won't like is is the only reason I do: Colin Farrell.
You guys do know The original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was supposed to be made for TV right? It's not the best looking movie by any
Terence Howard is not a badass so that put me off. I can't take any lines from him seriously after seeing him in those ads asking women to wash their snitzes.
The rest looks pretty good I guess. The minimal dialogue didn't inspire confidence. I think the one reason people are stating they think others won't like is is the only reason I do: Colin Farrell.
You guys do know The original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was supposed to be made for TV right? It's not the best looking movie by any means,
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1:44PM on 12/30/2012
Looks good.
Looks good.
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12:05PM on 12/30/2012

three things about this movie right from the jump:

1st, Farrell may have been in some sub par films, but he is always great to watch. 2nd, Assassins and hit men are always action movie gold if done right. It means gun, knife, fist and chase scenes, and if you get the right person to play the part, you get Bourne, Transporter, Shooter and Professional...go wrong and you get latter day Segal, but the less said about that the better. 3rd, it is really hard to find original ideas for the assassin/hit man/rogue agent character, and this feels
1st, Farrell may have been in some sub par films, but he is always great to watch. 2nd, Assassins and hit men are always action movie gold if done right. It means gun, knife, fist and chase scenes, and if you get the right person to play the part, you get Bourne, Transporter, Shooter and Professional...go wrong and you get latter day Segal, but the less said about that the better. 3rd, it is really hard to find original ideas for the assassin/hit man/rogue agent character, and this feels different enough. Farrell brings humanity to his roles and this seems a good fit
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2:55PM on 12/30/2012
Perfect analogy. I'd love to see Colin get his own franchise one day. I know many of the fanboys want Fassbender to be the next Bond but I'd love to see Farrell's take on it...as you say he brings humanity to his characters.
Perfect analogy. I'd love to see Colin get his own franchise one day. I know many of the fanboys want Fassbender to be the next Bond but I'd love to see Farrell's take on it...as you say he brings humanity to his characters.
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11:56AM on 12/30/2012

Farrell is great

I read in an interview with Chris Sarandon that Farrell didn't want to play the new Jerry Dandridge because he loved the original Fright Night and didn't want to disrespect it. He finally sought out Sarandon, brought him a very nice bottle of wine and asked for his blessing. between that and the other countless stories of him being a a great guy, AND his amazing talent get me in line for anything he does.
I read in an interview with Chris Sarandon that Farrell didn't want to play the new Jerry Dandridge because he loved the original Fright Night and didn't want to disrespect it. He finally sought out Sarandon, brought him a very nice bottle of wine and asked for his blessing. between that and the other countless stories of him being a a great guy, AND his amazing talent get me in line for anything he does.
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2:57PM on 12/30/2012
Ditto, though I've been a fan of his since Tigerland and know he went through some shit, but even then he came off as a guy you'd want to shoot the shit with...
Ditto, though I've been a fan of his since Tigerland and know he went through some shit, but even then he came off as a guy you'd want to shoot the shit with...
11:38AM on 12/30/2012

Looks old school, wolvie likey...

I looking forward to this. There are a lot of Farrell haters, but the dude constantly brings his A game and has worked with some awesome talent over the years. I like how he shakes up his genres. This won't be box office gold but looks like MY kinda movie. Plus Noomi has shot to the top of my list as she is one talented beauty...
I looking forward to this. There are a lot of Farrell haters, but the dude constantly brings his A game and has worked with some awesome talent over the years. I like how he shakes up his genres. This won't be box office gold but looks like MY kinda movie. Plus Noomi has shot to the top of my list as she is one talented beauty...
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4:45AM on 12/30/2012
Loved it! From the slow-mo shots to the Pink Floyd cover song, it got me hooked!
Loved it! From the slow-mo shots to the Pink Floyd cover song, it got me hooked!
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12:30AM on 12/30/2012
Saw this in front of Django Unchained and have been waiting for it to premier online ever since. It's definitely got a style to it, and a somber mood that suggests more than your average revenge flick.
Saw this in front of Django Unchained and have been waiting for it to premier online ever since. It's definitely got a style to it, and a somber mood that suggests more than your average revenge flick.
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11:40AM on 12/30/2012
Kinda reminds me of Payback...but hopefully even better as I loved that one.
Kinda reminds me of Payback...but hopefully even better as I loved that one.
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