New HARDCORE HENRY Trailer Kicks Out The Jams

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New HARDCORE HENRY Trailer Kicks Out The Jams

Gearing up for release in U.S. theaters nationwide on April 8, Hardcore Henry (formerly titled Hardcore) is "the first feature film to fully realize the first person "shooter" perspective," wrote our own Ryland Aldrich in his review from last fall's Toronto International Film Festival. "And while we are all plenty familiar with it from video games, on the silver screen, this is ridiculously impressive."

The official synopsis goes into more detail:

Strap in. Hardcore Henry is one of the most unflinchingly original wild-rides to hit the big screen in a long time: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her?

His name's Akan (Danila Kozlovsky); he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy (Sharlto Copley.) He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it...

The cast includes Sharlto Copley, Danila Kozlovsky, Haley Bennett, Andrey Dementyev, Dasha Charusha and Sveta Ustinova. Ilya Naishuller wrote and directed.

Ahead of its U.S. theatrical release, the film will screen at SXSW this coming Sunday (March 13) at 9:30 pm at The Paramount Theatre. Now, hold onto your head and watch the new trailer below.

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cjohnstonMarch 7, 2016 5:10 PM

Can't decide.

..this is either going to be Brilliant. .....or it's gonna be junk-yard material.

i'm personally hoping for Brilliance.

"Slick" Steve KuntzMarch 8, 2016 10:29 AM

holy $#!^, it's Crank 3!

bricriu .March 8, 2016 11:42 AM

Kind of on the fence for this one. While I dig the concept I'm afraid it'll read as too disorienting over the course of a two hour movie. Being in first person, does the main character, (i.e. the viewer), have any lines of dialogue or are they going for a silent video game protagonist vibe? I'm interested as long as it doesn't make me puke, heh.