What do you want from your action movie trailer? No matter what it is you may seek, the first trailer for Homefront is here to bring it to you.
Homefront has a very interesting pedigree for typical flick where Jason Statham kicks a bunch of outmatched morons right square in the buttocks without once cracking a smile. It was directed by Gary Fleder (Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead) and based on the novel by Chuck Logan – the sixth featuring his popular hero, ex-Minnesota cop Phil Broker. The film version was adapted by none other than Statham’s valiant Expendables leader Sylvester Stallone and relocates the plot from a small Minnesota town to a rural Southern community. Statham’s Phil Broker is now an ex-D.E.A. agent who moved down South with his daughter to live the quiet life and ride horses every day. All seems well until the day Broker crosses paths with local meth kingpin Gator, played by….wait for it….James Franco. Needless to say, a lot of blood is going to be spilled by the time this movie rolls its end credits.
You can watch it in all its deranged splendor here below.
As if the sight of a little girl kicking the punk and plaster out of a school bully wasn’t enough to get you into this trailer, you’ve got Statham being a stone cold badass, Franco packing an army surplus of southern sleaze, and a supporting cast that includes Clancy Brown (Starship Troopers), Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), and…Winona Ryder? Didn’t catch her in the trailer. I’ll have to watch it again. Kate Bosworth also figures into the action somehow, if anyone really cares.
Homefront opens on November 27, 2013. The perfect post-Thanksgiving delight. I don’t see how we can miss out on Jason Statham getting the Road House/Fire Down Below treatment this holiday season.