New ‘Sabotage’ Trailer & Poster: DEA Agent Schwarzenegger Goes to War

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Sabotage – also known as Ten or Breacher at different stages in development – stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as John ‘Breacher’ Wharton, the grey-speckled patriarch of an elite DEA squad whose latest success is the seizure of millions of dollars in funding from a wide-reaching Mexican drug cartel. The victory turns sour when $10 million of the stash goes missing and Wharton’s crew find themselves being hunted down and killed, one by one, leaving them all to wonder if the culprit might be one of their own.

The first Sabotage trailer lays out the plot without spoiling too much, and (fortunately) the second preview doesn’t probe the film’s central mystery any further. Instead, the new trailer features the same expository sequences, in addition to some additional footage that is set before drug enforcement agents start dropping like flies – prompting Arnold to declare a one-man war against drug cartels, corrupt officers and everything in between.

Sabotage director David Ayer has made it clear that his intention is to not deliver your typical Schwarzenegger machismo cheese-fest, and the trailer footage is (if nothing else) a testament to just that. The visual style/tone doesn’t go to the faux-documentary realism extreme of Ayer’s last film, End of Watch, but its toes are dipped much deeper in the naturalism pool than Arnold’s recent self-aware throwbacks. Plus, everyone in the cast has been ‘ugly-fied’, to further remove that sense of Hollywood glamor.

Cast in point, check out the Sabotage cast featured on the new poster (courtesy of IGN):


sabotage arnold schwarzenegger poster  New Sabotage Trailer & Poster: DEA Agent Schwarzenegger Goes to War

Most of the Sabotage cast – Terrence Howard, Sam Worthington, Mireille Enos and Olivia Williams – remains perfectly recognizable, though less made-up and grubbier than is customary, while others (like True Blood and Magic Mike stud Joe Manganiello) have altered their appearance enough that you’d be forgiven for not recognizing them at first passing glance.

Funnily enough, the poster refers to Sabotage as being ‘from the writer of Training Day and the director of End of Watch‘ – in reality, they’re the same person (i.e. David Ayer). Furthermore, the movie’s original script draft was loosely inspired by Agatha Christie’s mystery novel And Then There Were None (a.k.a. Ten Little Indians), as penned by Skip Woods: the screenwriter whose (ahem) stellar output in the past has included Swordfish, Hitman and A Good Day to Die Hard.

Suffice it to say, for marketing purposes, there’s a good reason why Ayer (who rewrote Woods’ script) is emphasized as the bigger selling point, as far as who was involved behind the camera.


Sabotage opens in U.S. theaters on April 11th, 2014.

Source: Yahoo! Movies, IGN

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  1. Arnold can’t be Terminator again for Terminator 5 , judging on this latest movie of his.

    • Hasn’t been released yet, but you’ve seen it?

  2. Been waiting on this as being a David Ayers fan. I’m a fan or Arnold but havent checked any of his movies THIS reboot of his career. I still have faith in Arnold, just wait til ‘Maggie’ comes out. Btw didn’t watch the trailer just cause I want as much of the movie to be a surprise as poss.

  3. Can’t wait for this. Huge Arnold fan and loved End of Watch. At the very least, this will be better than The Last Stand.

  4. No lines like “You hit like a vegetarian”….. ????

    Ummmm then no

  5. It feels like i shouldn’t have watched the whole trailer, oh well I guess we will se when it come out…

  6. Stop the Federal Drug Lord Subsidy Program!

  7. I would rather work a double shift and make extra money doing a job I hate than to loose money and suffer watching this movie.

  8. This movie is not funny, it is not suspenseful, it does not have cool special effects, it does not have sweet action scenes, it does not have dramatic characters that are entertaining to watch, it is not insightful and meaningful, it is not sexy…. what is this movie supposed to do? I think people forgot why we watch movies.

  9. HA! This trailer just gave away who was “getting paid” from his gang! Ridiculous. Trailers give away way too much info nowdays

    • It did?!

  10. What’s with all the Arnie hate?

    The man is a Hollywood legend with his own style of action. He’s also getting up there in age and won’t be able to make films anymore, as he will eventually be dead. While he is obviously an old man now, he is a trooper for continuing to make solid action movies – and this one looks thoroughly entertaining. No one needs to bash it because it’s not 5-star material. Only a moron would judge an Arnie movie based on that false expectation. His movies are what they are, and simply meant to be enjoyed. Enjoy them! While you still can…

  11. My concern is that this movie is co-written by Skip Woods, who didn’t exactly hit it out of the park with “A Good Day to Die Hard.”

  12. this looks good