‘From Paris with Love’ Red Band Trailer

Published 6 years ago by , Updated September 23rd, 2009 at 2:40 pm,

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John Travolta: the name used to be synonymous with dancing, bad accents, Scientology, and mediocre films. Then Pulp Fiction came out and reminded everyone in Hollywood that he’s actually a pretty good leading man. Often times he plays such an intriguing bad guy, that one can’t help but enjoy his performance, whether you want to or not.  Arguably, he was the best part about Face/Off, Primary Colors, A Civil Action, The General’s Daughter, Swordfish and even the ridiculous Battlefield Earth.

After this summer’s mild hit The Taking of Pelham 123, Travolta will channel his best Denzel Washington from Training Day in Pierre Morel’s latest action flick From Paris with Love.  Co-starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors, August Rush) as an embassy worker who gets paired up with Detective Wax (Travolta) in Paris, the two seem to work together on a French drug deal – or are they?

If you go to other movie sites you can find out what they are really working on but I consider that twist to be SPOILER, and personally wish that I didn’t already know.  Watch the unofficial trailer below (thanks to /Film for nabbing it!) and you’ll see something greater happening in the story besides drugs without the twist being spoiled for you:


Morel had the most unexpected hit of 2009 when the action film Taken came out of nowhere to rake in $224 million on a $25 million budget. His previous directing attempt District 13, although entirely in French, was a fun, high-energy thriller and has probably the best free running scene of all time. From Paris with Love looks to be on par with those films. However, it was annoying to hear Richard Stevens (John Rhys Meyers) say the name Wax over and over. It would also appear script writers, Luc Besson (Transporter 2) and Adi Hasak, have one particular word they like to use over and over that I can’t mention on a family-friendly site.

morel travolta meyers From Paris with Love Red Band Trailer

From Paris with Love is being produced by Europacorp studios and so far they have been pretty dependable about releasing enjoyable action films, such as Taken, District 13 and Danny the Dog. The trailer does look intense and should be a good film to catch in the cold month of February when it debuts. If it does well – as I expect it to – then keep an eye out for more Pierre Morel directed action features including Universal’s Pursuit, Taken 2 and a yet to be named project.

Did you like the trailer for From Paris with Love and will you see the film next year?

From Paris with Love opens in theaters February 5, 2010.

Source: /Film

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  1. Another trailer giving way too much away. I really don’t get this. I love watching trailers but why would you give away the TWIST of the movie?

    Anyway, the movie looks amazing. My kind of movie. Looks very entertaining and maybe some deeper/darker themes also involved.

    Trivolta always performed best as a bad guy (Face Off)

    Can’t wait.

  2. awesome. that’s all i have to say.

  3. @ogb

    When was Trivolta ever a bald guy in Face Off???

  4. This just graduated to a film I’d like to see in the theater. With Meyers in it, I might even be able to convince my wife to go with me (we both enjoy “The Tudors”).

  5. @ogb

    Really? A twist given away in the trailer. Glad I saw your comment before I watched it.


  6. Drew




    Yes, the last 3rd of the trailer gives away a significant story development. Watch at your own risk.

  7. Wow its been a long day at work. I could of swore he wrote bald guy. My bad. Im going home. I cant even read.

  8. haha Drew

    No worries. After you wrote that, I thought I did actually write BALD because I too am having a long day at work.

  9. I loooooooved Taken
    and I think this one looks like a lot of fun too.
    Travolta is awesome and I think he is always great when he plays a bad ass !!

  10. I’m stoked despite the spoiler.

  11. The trailer has a spoiler? Damn, maybe the article should say that. Glad my work blocked it so I read the comments first…

  12. @KenJ – Did your work block the article as well :) It says SPOILER in the 2nd paragraph, and I talk about how I wish I didn’t already know.

    It kills me that other sites are gung-ho on ruining it for everybody. I didn’t see the actual spoiler in the trailer but it does indicate a twist without mentioning what it is.

  13. LOL, no, my work blocks my brain apparently, haha. I am actually not too interested in this, so I clicked here out of boredom and just scrolled through without reading and started reading the comments just out of curiosity. So I really made that statement without even looking. Heck, it could have said it in the title and I probably would have missed it, lol.

  14. I havnt seen this trailer but the artwork looks like a 007 film.

    Cool,,,, :-)

  15. looked intresting at first, then just sort of trailed off into nothing.

  16. It looks like “Training Day 2: à Paris”

  17. is it just me, or does Travolta look like a bald Niko Bellic?

  18. Travolta does sorta look like a bald niko bellic. When i first saw the trailer I had no idea that was travolta he almost looks arab.