Mar 26, 2015

Full Trailer for Spooks: The Greater Good

Just two days ago I belatedly posted the teaser trailer (and posters) for Spooks: The Greater Good; today the full trailer arrives—no doubt timed, like Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, to preempt the previously announced debut of the SPECTRE teaser tomorrow. This is the big screen spinoff of the popular BBC TV series Spooks (broadcast in America as MI-5) that ran from 2002-2011. The full trailer looks great, and very much in keeping with the series. (Not surprising, given that director Bharat Nalluri helmed six episodes of the show, including the pilot.) Kit Harrington (Game of Thrones) stars along with fellow newcomers to the franchise Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty), David Harewood (Homeland), Elyes Gabel (Exit Strategy, A Most Violent Year) and Tuppence Middleton (The Lady Vanishes). Peter Firth (The Hunt for Red October), the only consistent regular cast member throughout all ten seasons, Lara Pulver (Sherlock) and Tim McInnerny (Johnny English Reborn) reprise their roles from the TV show. As for Harrington starring, it is completely in keeping with the series to introduce a new male lead. The show had a shockingly high mortality rate among its key players (though not everyone to leave was killed off), and went through a succession of leading men. Bringing in someone entirely new also helps make the movie accessible for viewers who might not have seen the series. Spooks: The Greater Good opens May 8 in the UK. Frustratingly, there is still no release date or confirmed distributor for the U.S.

2 comments:

Dave said...

What are going to call this in the states? Just 'The Greater Good'?

Tanner said...

I guess they'll probably call it "MI-5: The Greater Good?" It's cynical, but I'd imagine this title would be appealing to distributors in hopes that some viewers might think it was the fifth Mission: Impossible movie.