Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
First Official Image: Jesse Eisenberg As Lex Luthor In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' First Official Image: Jesse Eisenberg As Lex Luthor In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Watch: First Trailer For Arnold Schwarzenegger's Zombie Pic 'Maggie' With Abigail Breslin Watch: First Trailer For Arnold Schwarzenegger's Zombie Pic 'Maggie' With Abigail Breslin Idris Elba Replaces Jamie Foxx In Harmony Korine's 'The Trap,' Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson, James Franco Also Join Idris Elba Replaces Jamie Foxx In Harmony Korine's 'The Trap,' Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson, James Franco Also Join 10 Terrible Films Starring Great Actors 10 Terrible Films Starring Great Actors Watch: Tom Hanks Acts Out His Filmography In 7-Minutes On 'The Late Late Show' Watch: Tom Hanks Acts Out His Filmography In 7-Minutes On 'The Late Late Show' Watch: Trailer For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Unrated Blu-Ray Edition, Will Also Feature An Alternate Ending Watch: Trailer For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Unrated Blu-Ray Edition, Will Also Feature An Alternate Ending New Directors/New Films Review: Jia Zhang-ke Produced 'K' Is A New Take On Franz Kafka's 'The Castle' New Directors/New Films Review: Jia Zhang-ke Produced 'K' Is A New Take On Franz Kafka's 'The Castle' Viggo Mortensen Reveals He Turned Down Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight,' Auditioned For 'Reservoir Dogs' Viggo Mortensen Reveals He Turned Down Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight,' Auditioned For 'Reservoir Dogs' Watch: First Teaser Trailer For 'Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation' With Tom Cruise Arrives, If You Choose To Accept It Watch: First Teaser Trailer For 'Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation' With Tom Cruise Arrives, If You Choose To Accept It Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey & Jason Momoa Join Ana Lily Amirpour’s Cannibal Love Story ‘The Bad Batch’ Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey & Jason Momoa Join Ana Lily Amirpour’s Cannibal Love Story ‘The Bad Batch’ Jonathan Nolan Says His Original Ending To 'Interstellar' Was “Much More Straightforward” Jonathan Nolan Says His Original Ending To 'Interstellar' Was “Much More Straightforward” The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far 13 Cult Films About Cults 13 Cult Films About Cults The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

New 'Colombiana' Poster, Release Date Moved Ahead A Week To August 26th

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist May 24, 2011 at 5:34AM

If you've watched the three "Transporter" movies and "Taken," you know Luc Besson's formula well by now. A dude has a mission, some obstacles are put in his way, and he dispatches with them while remaining unflappable and deadly. It's a premise that has banked huge dollars at the global box office, so no surprise that Besson is sticking to it. But for the next film to come out of the Europa machine, the mega-producer is putting a new spin on a familiar story.
1


If you've watched the three "Transporter" movies and "Taken," you know Luc Besson's formula well by now. A dude has a mission, some obstacles are put in his way, and he dispatches with them while remaining unflappable and deadly. It's a premise that has banked huge dollars at the global box office, so no surprise that Besson is sticking to it. But for the next film to come out of the Europa machine, the mega-producer is putting a new spin on a familiar story.

Zoe Saldana stars in "Colombiana," which is more or less a variation of the films above. She plays Cataleya Restrepo, a stone cold assassin who decides to track down the killers who murdered her parents when she was a young child. As you can tell from the recently released trailer, lots of stuff explodes while trying to distract you from the fact that this is also kind of like a sequel to "The Professional" without actually being one. Anyway, the film has a bit of an arty one sheet which seems slightly strange considering this is a pretty straightforward shoot 'em up, but perhaps they are trying to get more than males aged 18-25 into the theater for this one.

Anyhow, the film arrives soon and was recently moved ahead a week to August 26th, a truly odd weekend that still finds The Weinstein Company with two movies that weekend -- "Apollo 18" and "Our Idiot Brother" -- as well as the former Miramax horror pic "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" scheduled. The movie puts "Colombiana" in a good position to open at the the top of the box office, but we'll see how it goes. Full poster below. [IMP Awards/Box Office Mojo]

This article is related to: Films, Colombiana


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


Check out Indiewire on LockerDome on LockerDome

E-Mail Updates