Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for their upcoming action thriller Contraband, which has a great cast of actors including Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, Giovanni Ribisi and Lukas Haas. The movie was written by Aaron Guzikowski, the writer behind 2009 Blacklist spec script Prisoners. The star and producer of the original 2008 film, Baltasar Kormakur, will directed the remake.
Wahlberg plays a former smuggler trying to go straight as a night guard. When his wife’s brother (who got him the job) botches a smuggling run, his life is threatened and the night guard is dragged in for one more job. Foster plays the night guard's best friend and right hand man, who helps him take on the dangerous job.
It's not like we've never seen anything like this before, but it still looks like it will be an entertaingly action-packed film.
Here's the synopsis:
Chris Farraday long ago abandoned his life of crime, but after his brother-in-law, Andy, botches a drug deal for his ruthless boss, Tim Briggs, Chris is forced back into doing what he does best -- running contraband -- to settle Andy's debt. Chris is a legendary smuggler and quickly assembles a crew with the help of his best friend, Sebastian, to head to Panama and return with millions in counterfeit bills.
Things quickly fall apart and with only hours to reach the cash, Chris must use his rusty skills to successfully navigate a treacherous criminal network of brutal drug lords, cops and hit men before his wife, Kate, and sons become their target.
The film will be released on January 13th 2012. Watch the trailer below and tell us what you think!