Domino trailer: Brian De Palma overcomes a troubled production to release his new film
You'll have to stretch your mind back quite some distance to remember the last good film from Brian De Palma. Looking back at his run of films over the past 20 years,Mission Impossible may well be it. But any director that can turn out the likes of Carlito's Way, Scarface, Blow Out and Carrie deserves our patience. His own was severely tested during the production of Domino, where De Palma said he and his team had yet to be paid by the producers and he had effectively washed his hands of the whole thing. The original cut was 148 minutes but the released version will be a trim 89, begging the question who oversaw the editing? The trailer for Domino looks OK, if unspectacular, but take a look at it above to see for yourself.
In a world wracked by terror and suspicion, Copenhagen police officer, Christian, seeks justice for his partner’s murder by an ISIS member named Imran. On the hunt for the killer, Christian and a fellow cop are unwittingly caught in a cat and mouse chase with a duplicitous CIA agent who is using Imran as a pawn to trap other ISIS members. Soon Christian is racing against the clock — not only seeking revenge, but to save his own life.
Peter Skavlan (best known for writing Oscar nominee Kon-Tiki) has penned the script, with the cast featuring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Carice van Houten, Guy Pearce and Søren Malling.
Domino is unlikely to reach these shores but it gets a same day theatrical and VOD release on May 31st in the US.