Mar 4, 2013

Neo-Eurospy Trailer: Erased

Wow! In the new Aaorn Eckhart neo-Eurospy movie Erased, Eckhart reenacts not one but two recent Liam Neeson entries in that genre: Taken (review here) and Unknown (review here). Regular readers will no doubt register no surprise when I share that not only am I okay with that... I'm excited for it! The Eurospy genre at large, after all, is built around the basic tenet that imitation is the sincerest form of... well, commerce, I guess. While that title may sound unfamiliar, this is actually a film we've been tracking for a long time... quite a long time, as a matter of fact. Eckhart's involvement was first announced in 2010 when the movie was called The Expatriate, and in late 2011 we learned that Bond Girl Olga Kurylenko (herself no stranger to the neo-Eurospy movement) would co-star. Oh yes: did I fail to mention that? Yet another reason to be excited for this movie! Olga Kurylenko, car chases, European streets, and heaping dollops of Taken and Unknown. Does all that equal a winning formula? Check out the trailer and judge for yourself. Erased opens in theaters on May 10 after premiering on demand a whole month earlier, on April 5. I'll be seeing it in a theater.

1 comment:

Quiller said...

About the only thing I don't like about this is the stupid new title. I much preferred The Expatriate. Five will get you ten it was changed because American audiences probably don't know what an "expatriate" is. I think we all remember which James Bond movie met the same fate. Aaron Eckhart has been one of my favorite actors for a long time and I am indeed looking forward to seeing him playing a "disavowed professional" hero in a Ludlum-esque European thriller. (Seriously, doesn't the hook seem like something Ludlum could have done?)