Explosive ‘The Next Three Days’ Trailer from Paul Haggis

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The Next Three Days trailer Explosive ‘The Next Three Days’ Trailer from Paul Haggis

Paul Haggis is back in the director’s chair with his upcoming thriller The Next Three Days.

The first trailer shows a balanced attack of action and drama with a star-studded cast of Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, and Olivia Wilde.

Anything with Elizabeth Banks has my attention, but I’m especially intrigued considering the Russell Crowe vehicle lies somewhere between The Fugitive and Taken. This remake of French film Pour Elles explores a man’s attempt to break his wife out of prison – because the wife claims she’s been falsely detained for a murder she did not commit. Needless to say, the man will do anything to get her out.

Conviction, starring Hilary Swank and arriving later this year, explores a similar premise. Swank becomes a lawyer with the sole purpose of defending her imprisoned brother (Sam Rockwell) in order to set him free. However,  you can expect The Next Three Days to be more fast-paced. So, when it comes to this year’s best false imprisonment movie, you’ll get to choose legal action and beatdown action.

The Next Three Days Elizabeth Banks Russell Crowe Explosive ‘The Next Three Days’ Trailer from Paul Haggis

Liam Neeson’s role in the trailer is significant, but he could have a very small part in the final product. Either way, he resorts to his go-to roll – small but foreboding with a big impact. Noticeably missing from the trailer is Olivia Wilde who is always enjoyable to watch.

The trailer for The Next Three Days makes Paul Haggis’ directorial follow-up to In The Valley of Elah look promising.

Crowe has found a comfort zone in action thrillers. My only concern is derived from a single moment in the trailer, when Crowe goes to a gun shop and, since he hasn’t the slightest clue how to kill a man, asks where the bullets go. I wonder why any human being would ask such a question.

What do you think of the trailer and the film’s premise? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

The Next Three Days releases in theaters on November 19th, 2010.

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  1. only thing that looks appealing is Banks

  2. Looks like it could be a decent watered down Edge of Darkness type of feel to it.

  3. “Why would any human being ask such a question?”

    It’s probably not because he hasn’t killed anybody lol, but just maybe it’s because he’s never handled a firearm before. I see nothing at all wrong with that question, makes a lot of sense. Maybe you’re reading something into it that’s not there?

  4. I think it looks pretty damn good. I’m a fan of Russel Crowe big time.

    While it is a bit of a stretch because it’s fairly obvious I can understand the show me where the bullets go thing.

    I mean there are different types of guns Bullets can sometimes go in different areas. Revolver for instance. I know it’s a stretch, but doesn’t really bother me it’s a little detail and its clear why they are using the line to further express just how naive he is and how innocent he is. Is it the most realistic think for a human to say ? No. Is it excusable? Yes. I’ve seen worse lines in films that are considered great or very good and people didn’t think twice about them.

    • Sometimes that type of line works, but you have to consider your actor sometimes. To me, that’s like Sylvester Stallone asking how to lift a dumbbell.

    • It’s VERY realistic if you’ve never handled a firearm before, this is not that complicated. It has nothing to do with Revolvers, different kinds of guns or anything, he’s never used a gun before, why wouldn’t he ask that question? As a person who has worked with weapons for a living, that’s one of the FIRST questions a novice will ask, HOW to load the weapon. He probably read something that was not there.

      • So these Novices have never seen a movie? Television show? read a book? Or even seen a gun before that day? I mean movies and television show people loading guns with bullets all the time. Some books are very descriptive about loading bullets I’ve read a few that are.

        Like I said it’s not that believable of a line, but I can still accept it due to the reason it’s being used.

        • So you’re saying that you think people should know how to load a weapon because they should have seen it on television? I remember being shown how to load my weapon in the military, in fact we received a CLASS on how to load and operate the weapon, how it worked and everything, and people still asked questions after that, of course there were many soldiers who’d handled a gun before, hunters and such, but there were those of us (the majority) who’d never seen a real gun before in our lives, except on television. They didn’t just hand them to us and say, “well you shoulda seen it on television, or read a book”. Like I said, why wouldn’t this man ask that question if he’s never handled a firearm before? “How do I load it, so I can put bullets in it and use it for the purpose intended?”

          • How do I load my weapon and where do the bullets go are not exactly the same question.

            I’m not saying you should know the proper way to load a weapon based on TV and film necessarily, but there is no reason anyone wouldn’t know where the bullets go.

            • Knowing where the rounds go is essential to properly loading a weapon in the first place. One just might ask that question if they have never fired one.

              • Well I think we established you find it somehow believable I don’t, but no big like I said I can accept it no big. Just doesn’t seem very believable to me.

                • Yep, no big deal, people see things differently.

                • Maybe he’s asking who he should kill with them. You know, where (who) do they go (into) :)

                  • All I was saying is it was an overly dramatic way of saying it. Show me where the bullets go. It’s kind of laughable. I have no problem with somebody not knowing how to load a weapon, but his line was delivered with such an epic tone.

                    As an expert of guns, how do you feel about the way he handles it later in the trailer. Looks like somebody with some serious experience and that’s the Russell Crowe in him.

  5. Im gonna have to go with a1d2h on that. But the movie looks cool. Elizabeth banks is hot.

  6. I know a guy who put the bullets in backwards on a 22 :) Its a good question.

    • yikes

    • So what your saying Frank is he knew where the bullets went just now how to put them in.

  7. Hmmm,
    Usually I’m excited in a Paul Haggis film, but after “In the Valley of Elah”…
    This trailer really doesn’t do much to raise my hope in him.

  8. Okay… i love liam neeson… but i think ive seen him one too many times this year in movies..

  9. Looks ok.RZA is in this so I might check it… Can ppl get over the one line about how 2 put the bullets in?lol

  10. Eh.

  11. Whow!!! I can feel the ride already!!!