Posted on Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Wild Target is Jonathan Lynn‘s remake of a 1993 French hitman comedy called Cible émouvante. Yep, another assassin movie. But this one is meant to be funny, and it certainly has a strong cast: Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Rupert Grint, Martin Freeman, Rupert Everett, Eileen Atkins and more.
It’s been a while since Lynn really made a picture that hit (My Cousin Vinny was almost 20 years ago!) but with that cast, maybe he’ll have something here. Watch the trailer after the break.
Ignore the terrible low-rent ‘straight to DVD” voiceover on the trailer and pray that the madcap, fast-paced silliness seen throughout will carry through the whole picture. There’s at least one good little dialogue exchange (“Who did this?” “…Rembrandt.” “Give me his address.”) and no small amount of deliberately over-serious posing by Nighy. That might be enough to get me into the theater.
Here’s a killer synopsis:
Victor Maynard is a middle-aged, solitary assassin, who lives to please his formidable mother, despite his own peerless reputation for lethal efficiency. His professional routine is interrupted when he finds himself drawn to one of his intended victims, Rose.
Wild Target opens limited on October 29. Watch the trailer below or in HD at Yahoo.