It's not much of a tease -- the trailer pretty much lays out the whole story, rather than taunting us with just a voiceover, or a few vague scene shots. I have to say... It looks decent. I'm not thrilled, but I'm also not disappointed. The teaser starts out as some big-beat 8-Mile intro, and then dips into the ever-classic Sympathy for the Devil. It's rather apt, but really, this whole flick isn't about the story. It's about the players.
They may be weathered cops, Pacino and De Niro are two men that make age look tough. And while they might be the draws, and the reason this flick is getting so much buzz, there's also a solid cast behind them -- Carla Gugino, John Leguizamo, Donnie Wahlberg, Brian Dennehy, 50 Cent, Dan Futterman... And, you might notice in the beginning of the trailer that the freed bad guy is Terry Serpico, that tough guy from Michael Clayton, who is almost a dead ringer for Anthony Michael Hall. Separated at birth? I think so.
Righteous Kill will shoot its way to audiences on September 12.