‘Cold Light of Day’ Trailer: Henry Cavill Has Deadly Daddy Issues

Published 3 years ago by , Updated July 18th, 2013 at 9:37 am,

Summit Entertainment’s The Cold Light of Day reads as being just another average entry in the mystery-thriller genre – with a slight Hitchockian twist, involving a vacationing young man’s family falling into danger due to the secret history of his otherwise seemingly-benign father.

That is, at least, before you learn that the film features Immortals star and the new Superman in Man of Steel (Henry Cavill), along with longtime fan-favorite acting veterans such as Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver – as the movie’s shrewd anti-hero and calculating villainess, respectively. In that regard, The Cold Light of Day suddenly becomes a film worth your attention.

The Cold Light of Day was scripted by newcomer John Petro and Scott Wiper (Captain Jack, The Condemned), with filmmaker Mabrouk El Mechri – a.k.a. the writer/director responsible for the cleverly self-reflexive indie flick JCVD – holding the directorial reins. Take that decidedly mixed collective resume for what it’s worth.

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This film both reads and looks (based on the trailer) like a case of “casting overkill,” where several A-listers and respectable thespians are signed on for what is otherwise a pretty conventional and run-of-the-mill thriller (similar to the recently-released Man on a Ledge) that involves CIA agents with dubious agendas, dangerous criminals, and an ordinary man desperately attempting to track down the mysterious MacGuffin suitcase that will save both him and his loved ones.

The Cold Light of Day sadly comes off another potential instant-throwaway Hollywood thriller - which would make two busts in a row for Weaver, between this and last year’s (teenage) Jason Bourne-style flick, Abduction. On the other hand, perhaps she, Willis, and Cavill will ultimately have managed to help elevate this flick above the level of being a disposable B-grade action movie.

We will find out for certain when The Cold Light of Day hits theaters in the U.S. on April 6th, 2012.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. This was an interesting trailer… but im more excited to see Willis in GI JOE than anything.

    • lolol ^TRUTH. I was watching the preview for the first time and just like “yeah, yeah looks pretty cool” THEN the end of the preview hit and I was, give or take some capital letters, like, “OH MY EFF I AM SEEING THE DAY IT COMES OUT.” haha

  2. Cavill is slowly making a name for himself before Man Of Steel hit’s theatre’s next year.And Willis + Weaver = Badass movie.

  3. this will tied me over until gi joe, the expendables and looper as far as bruce willis goes

    • Yeah, I figure that’ll be the case for many a Willis fan.

  4. This has definitely peaked my interest , you can’t help but love Bruce Willis

  5. Bruce Willis is the man!

  6. Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver working for the government… what else is new?

    • Huh? What does THAT mean?

  7. i’m impressed by henry’s american accent

    • His American accent was actually half the reason I watched it.

  8. Sigh….why not?

  9. Looks awesome. Cavill nailed the american accent.

  10. Hmmmmmm. As with Immortals, this also seems to say to me that Cavill was absolutely the wrong choice for Superman. He’s just not a very good actor. But I’m willing to give him the slightest benefit of the doubt because I love the new costume.

    This has made for dvd release written all over it btw.

  11. Looks good…definitely going on my Netflix queue!

  12. Terrible film. Too much over-acting, ridiculous script (guy falls 12 stories with a cable wrapped around his waist, bangs into walls, iron railings, lands on cement, and the next line is, “Are you OK?”. The audience was laughing. I was the 10th person to get up and bail. Piece of crap. At least the cinema gave us our money back!