‘Colombiana’ Trailer: Zoe Saldana Still Kicking Butt, Taking Names

Published 3 years ago by , Updated March 15th, 2013 at 12:43 pm,

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Whenever cinema fans hear the words “Luc Besson” and “assassins” in the same  sentence, they tend to a little giddy. Ever since Léon: The Professional made the French filmmaker an icon on American shores (and a bonafide star out of Natalie Portman), any project featuring gun-toting badasses that has Besson’s name attached has become an immediate film of interest.

Adding to likes of La Femme Nikita, The Fifth Element, The Transporter series, Taken and a handful of Jet Li films comes Colombiana, a new assassin flick starring Avatar‘s Zoe Saldana, who continues to carve out a career for herself playing goregous femmes who kick serious ass.

Check out the synopsis for this latest version of the Luc Besson assassin tale:

Spanning Latin America and the United States, the film follows a young woman who, after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin (Saldana). She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she hopes will lead her to her ultimate target: the mobster responsible for her parents’ death.

Sounds like a flick we’ve seen before, no doubt – the only difference is, I would pick Zoe Saldana over Bridget Fonda, Natalie Portman or even Milla Jovovich, any day of the week. But that’s just me. icon smile Colombiana Trailer: Zoe Saldana Still Kicking Butt, Taking Names

I leave it to you to decide who your Luc Besson lady assassin of choice is – but only AFTER you view the Colombiana trailer below, courtesy of Yahoo Movies:

The film has a cast of foreign actors whose faces you might recognize (if not their names), including Callum Blue (General Zod from Smallville), Cliff Curtis (Fire Lord from The Last Airbender), Michael Vartan from Alias, and Lennie James from Jericho and The Walking Dead, to name a few. A very solid cast, to say the least. The director, Oliver Megaton, has a several French TV/Film projects on his resume, with The Transporter 3 being the one film most American moviegoers will be familiar with. Take that how you will.

While Colombiana doesn’t seem all that original at first glance, Saldana has proven that she is a badass leading lady (see: Avatar and The Losers), and, of course, she’s not exactly detrimental to the eye, either. Let’s just say I’m sure that there will be an audience for this film.

SIDE NOTE: This film also marks the first film credit for our very own ‘man of the industry,’ Mike Eisenberg!

Colombiana will be in U.S. theaters on September 2, 2011.

Source: Yahoo Movies

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  1. Michael Vartan is partly Armenian. A lot of people don’t know that.

    Why didn’t they show Callum Blue?

  2. Wow, this looks good for what it is! And I love zoe!!

  3. film looks cool! but the trailer is really annoying lol. “NEVER FORGET WHERE YOU CAME FROM!” OK WE GET THE POINT !

  4. I agree. They over did the “Never forget where you came from” line. And have u noticed that in every movie the male lead opposite saldana gets to have a crazy hot scene with her? lucky dudes lol

  5. Nice trailer, always liked Zoe and Luc Besson seals the deal with action and a well written script. Can’t wait for it to come out.

    Even better is when she is going down the hallway with the M4 its the same model I have, Daniels Defense with the forward grip.

  6. Lennie James rocks!

  7. Wow! Grats on production assistant Mike! I’m in film school right now and hope to one day start off there!

  8. of course they dont cast colombian actors for more realism

  9. Hot.

  10. Yummy!!

    And with Luc Besson, it’s sure to be a great story.

  11. Zoe Saldana is so talented and has such a great screen presence that she should be in every high profile movie period. Put her in Lincoln, the Avengers,the next Tarantino flick, the new Superman and Batman movies… she’d benefit all those movies.

  12. Cool, a movie named “Colombiana” with no Colombian actors, including the lead actor, in it.
    I mean, Zoe Saldana doesn’t even look REMOTELY Colombian. Yes, I would know.
    What a joke this is. Of all the possible titles, they give it the most inappropriate one. Awesome.

    • Well,I too would know, and yes she could pass for columbian. And the title has to do about the lead character, it being a columbian girl, hence “Colombiana.” So it is more than appropriate. Relax, or call your agent, LOL.

      • No sir, you would not know. A true Colombian doesn’t misspell the name of their country and/or of its inhabitants. “COLOMBIAN”. There is no “u” anywhere.
        If they want to make a movie called Colombiana, have an actor that is actually Colombian or that looks SOMETHING like a Colombian. It’s insulting. It’s like the lead actor of a movie called “Chinese Warrior” being played by a Caucasian White.
        Oh wait..

        • Colombian isn’t as race. They come in all shades.

          • Believe me, I know this fact very well. I also know that despite the race, they all have their own distinct look. Someone from Dominican heritage will never be confused for a Colombian, just like you don’t confuse a Puerto Rican with an Ecuadorian. They all look different, despite “outsiders” munching them up as one.

            • I am full colombian dad from pereira and mom from medellin, and people never guess im colombian because of my coplexion so quit w/ stero types

              • What you’re saying is just stupid, I’m Afro-Colombian myself and especially in the coast, we all tend to be more dark skinned but we are still Colombian.

        • It is told from the point of view of the writer.I have worked, and still interact with colombianos, so I WOULD KNOW whether you like it or not, no one gave you power of attorney over them. In fact, I showed this to my friend Raul who IS colombiano,and he sh#t himself laughing. Quit stereotyping while showing no stage to stand on it’s only a film. I guess I’ll call my brother in Tampa an tell him to tell his neighbor an good friend(who is colombiano) to write his local congressman, LOL

          • I AM a Colombian. I have Colombian friends and family as well. When we learned Zoe Saldana was starring as the lead role in this movie, we started ranting at the stupidity that that decision was. Colombians do not look like her, AT ALL. Not even those from the Coast.
            If you want to make an Assassin movie, be my guest. But if you want to name it “Colombiana”, have someone who looks and talks REMOTELY like a Colombian as the leading star.

            • Well, like I said, this is a matter of opinion, not fact. I think she pulls it off rather well.

            • I AM Colombian too and we come in all shades.! from the whitest white to the blackest black… true they probably should have used a few colombians in the movie but she is a wonderful actress so im not as disappointed.

            • Forget you!!!

        • For your information I am colombian born in Medellin, and my complexion is just like hers I agree get colombian actors but dont generalize! A true colombian would know that!

      • I have to agree with stupid movie… this is a stupid movie… SHE DOES NOT LOOK AT ALL COLOMBIAN>>>>>AT ALL !!!! sorry very bad casting! here is a clue cast REAL COLOMBIANS for a film called COLOMBIANA

        • What was stopping YOU from making a movie with REAL Colombians in it called “Colombiana”?

          Yeah, I thought as much…

    • Jajajaj I totally agree with you!!! I really don’t get the name. It’s doesn’t have anything to do with Colombia or Colombian actors. Why they didn’t call it. Africana Americana. Something else. Why colombiana? I’m disgusted by this movie and director!!!

  13. Who the hell made this trailer…?
    It’s awful.

    The movie’s plot don’t look too original, but cause I’m a fan of Assassins I’ll give it a try…

    • My dad is Italian and my mom is Colombian I was born in bogota I consider myself to be Colombian and i constantly get confused for being Greek or French etc. Colombian is not a race it’s a nationality she is Latina and dead honest she looks like my COLOMBIAN aunt just much skinnier. Chill out the movie hasn’t even come out.

    • Oops the comment was for the lady above you sry

      • NP!

    • it’s not original and Luc Besson has been sued at least once for copyright infringement. the title is stolen from the independent Latin American film “La Hacienda” where the leading actress is called “La Colombiana.” True also, whether they’re black, white purple whatever it makes sense for a lead character, a Colombian, to be played by a Colombian and their accent, culture is very distinctly different from Dominican-American. I’m not buying her as Colombian, sorry!

  14. awesome, just hope it doesn’t get compared to kill bill for the wrong reasons.. but i guess zoe’s more guns and explosions and umas swords and martial arts so its sort of apples and oranges
    zoe in the place of uma would have been something to watch though

    • Hmm… Iwould never come to the idea to compare Quentin Tarantino with Luc Besson…
      They have too diferent style.
      I am more concearned about “Colombiana” being too alike to Luc Bessons earlier works, “Nikita” & co.
      I’m afraid that he may not have any more original ideas…

  15. The name of the movie once more contributes to the list of stereotyping, cliché plagued, image damaging and irrespectful films about Colombia. This country has always been portrayed as the land of drug dealers, murderers,etc. Yes, you can say: “it’s just a movie”, but sadly the name “Colombiana” enhances the negative image the country has in the minds of international audiences. Don’t you “Hollywood film producers” understand we are having enough of this? The efforts we are making to try to improve our image abroad are shadowed by these offensive actions. I hope you take note of this. Thanks for your attention.

    • i agree completely.. but let people think what they want.. Colombia is a beautiful country and dumb people that dont visit it because of those dumb stereotypes are just missing out !

    • Thanks for the support prof!! ;)

  16. No le pegue a la negra. You tube it. The video shows how the slaves came to Colombia, and dealing with hardships. So too bad some colombians are in denial. God forbid Afro Latinos exsist.I am 100% Puerto Rican. I am darkskined and could pass for black. So Lesson is being black is a race, being Latino is a culture, and being educated is priceless. Good job Zoe….you go girl.

  17. I’m 100% Colombian an font understand what the hell everyone is flipping out about the movie hasn’t even premiered and the beginning o the movie takes place in Bogota in the 80′s when Colombia sadly was a drug trade center so thy have there facts straight there! And I don’t get it colombians should be flattered that an actress like Zoe Saldana is representing our nationality maybe not in the best form but she is still just trying to get justice for her family which is what Colombians live by to put there families first and seek justice to all that is corrupt

  18. I say Colombiana is the #1 one movie of the year. Also I say it is the greatest film of the decade. Zoe Saldana is sexy and passionate at the same time.

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