Posted on Thursday, March 13th, 2014 by Angie Han
Arnold Schwarzenegger could use a hit right about now, not that he’s at a loss for the ability to crush things. Based on the new Sabotage red-band trailer, however, this could be that hit. The David Ayer-directed thriller looks tough and exciting, with plenty of badass moments and stone-cold violence to go around.
The plot, loosely inspired by the Agatha Christie mystery And Then There Were None, follows a team of DEA agents who start to get picked off one by one after they bust a drug cartel safe house and make off with the cash. Watch the newest promo after the jump.
Since his return to acting a couple years back, Schwarzenegger has starred in The Last Stand, a decently reviewed actioner that nevertheless bombed at the box office, and Escape Plan, which underperformed despite the presence of Expendables mastermind Sylvester Stallone. Neither was what you’d call a smash hit, critically or commercially.
But Sabotage could very well be the one to turn things around. Ayer is just coming off of the acclaimed End of Watch, which took a familiar setting and premise and turned them into something fresh and genuinely gritty. If he can bring that same touch to Sabotage, this could be one of the better law enforcement thrillers this year.
Yahoo posted the new Sabotage red-band trailer. Be warned that a few bad words and a lot of bloody violence lay ahead.
Arnie’s really the star of the show, no surprise there. But he’s got a solid cast backing him up. Terrence Howard, Sam Worthington, and Mireille Enos are among those on his team, while Olivia Williams plays a detective investigating this very complicated situation. Joe Manganiello, Josh Holloway, Harold Perrineau, and Max Martini also star.
Sabotage bursts into theaters on March 28.
In “Sabotage”, Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world’s deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done – until, one-by-one, the team members mysteriously start to be eliminated. As the body count rises, everyone is a suspect.