Posted on Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 by Russ Fischer
Update: An official domestic teaser trailer has been released online, and is now embedded after the jump. The original story follows.
We’ve seen a few photos of Angelina Jolie in character for her lead role in Salt, the political action thriller that was rewritten for the actress when Tom Cruise bailed on the role. Now there’s an international trailer, straight from Russia. First thought: man, they really do some great lip-matching work when dubbing movies over there! Check the Russian trailer after the jump.
Yeah, so this trailer is entirely in Russian, a language that keeps me at bay in the same way that an Insane Clown Posse shirt wards off attractive women, so I can’t do much to recap what’s going on here. It looks like a slick thriller — more in the vein of the older Jack Ryan movies than Bourne-influenced shaky-cam stuff, and I’m fine with that. And really, did you think that director Philip Noyce was going to have his DP shaking the camera all the time? He’s got Angelina Jolie dead in his sights, and the fact that she’s hot and kicking ass is crucial to the success of the film. Audiences better be able to see it.
Awesome actor Chiwetel Ejiofor evidently gets some chance to run around, and I’m hoping that Liev Schreiber won’t just be stuck in a suit, yelling on the phone for the whole movie. Guy deserves a chance to make up for Wolverine.
As we’ve said before, the film tells the story of a CIA officer (Jolie) who is outed as a Russian sleeper spy, and must evade capture by those who are convinced she’s aiming to assassinate the president.
Bet on seeing a real domestic trailer soon; then we’ll be able to get a much better idea of the story this clip is selling. Meanwhile, I know we’ve got some readers who are adept at Russian translation, so feel free to post a little trailer transcript in the comments.