Jan 10, 2014

3 Days to Kill Poster and Photo

Kevin Costner hasn't spied since No Way Out way back in 1987 at the height of his career. But in the first two months of 2014 alone, he'll be seen in two new high-profile spy movies! First up, he mentors a young Jack Ryan (Chris Pine) in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, out this month. (Costner himself was offered the Ryan role in The Hunt For Red October, but turned it down to make Dances With Wolves.) Then, next month, he toplines 3 Days to Kill, the latest neo-Eurospy offering from Luc Besson's EuropaCorp in a bid for the same sort of late career action revival that worked so well for Liam Neeson after the success of Taken, but eluded John Travolta following the disappointing U.S. box office of From Paris With Love (a movie I found quite entertaining). Will Costner's effort succeed? Personally, I'm rooting for him! I've always liked him, and I tend to love Besson's neo-Eurospy actioners. 3 Days to Kill is written by Besson and Adi Hasak, the same team behind From Paris With Love. McG (Charlie's Angels, This Means War) directs, and Amber Heard (Paranoia, Machete Kills), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) and Connie Nielson (Gladiator) co-star. Here's the official plot summary, and the first official photo:
In this heart pounding action-thriller, Kevin Costner is a dangerous international spy who is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he's previously kept at arm's length to keep out of danger. But first, he must complete one last mission - even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunting down the world's most ruthless terrorist and looking after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years, while his wife is out of town.
3 Days to Kill opens February 21.

1 comment:

Bob said...

Saw the trailer for this with 'Lone Survivor'. It definitely has the Liam Neeson/Luc Besson spy adventure flavor to it. Ironic that we also saw with it the trailer to Liam Neeson's 'Non-Stop', another thriller. They both looked interesting but I'll have to wait and hear the word on the street for them.