Zoe Saldana Looks Like One Tough Chica In ‘Colombiana’

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:30 pm,

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Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek) returns to the big screen next year (in full human form) with Colombiana. Some stills have surfaced from the production and Saldana looks ready to kick some ass.

Colombiana is directed by Olivier Megaton (Transporter 3); Luc Besson wrote and produced the film. Michael Vartan (Alias) co-stars as Saldana’s boyfriend who doesn’t know about her secret life as an assassin on a mission to requite her parents’ murder.

I was fortunate enough to be a production assistant on Colombiana while it shot in Chicago. While I can’t reveal too much, the following photos from Latino Review are a great representation of the style and tone of the film. It is a dark, action-packed movie with plenty of story.

The plot is simple, but layered, as we follow Cataleya Restrepo (Saldana) from being a young 10-year-old girl witnessing and escaping the brutal murder of her parents, to becoming an experienced and ruthless assassin in her mid-20s.If you must compare Colombiana to other films, it is somewhere between The Professional and Kill Bill.

The movie is just under a year away from release, but these photos look great. Saldana has the look of a girl who could take anybody down. Frankly, that’s the only hoop for Colombiana to jump through. Megaton must prove that a skinny beauty like Saldana can defeat any foe with more than just a long-range weapon (see: the awesome rifle pictured below).

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Colombiana Zoe Saldana images Zoe Saldana Looks Like One Tough Chica In Colombiana

Having read the script, I can assure you this movie will be extremely cool. It’s got all of the femme fatale action you could ask for without getting too deep into a sloppy love story. Romance is present, but it comes second to the character’s main goal – revenge.

Specifically speaking, the jail scene is one heck of a sequence. Let’s just say, Saldana’s character isn’t nicknamed ‘Cat’ for no reason. But three photos are not enough to judge a film’s quality. These have clearly been touched up and the trailer will be our first taste of Colombiana in full context.

Nevertheless, it is a promising first look for a film with a female action star not named Angelina Jolie and a director who desperately needs a good movie under his belt. Luc Besson’s involvement is also a huge advantage.

Don’t expect much more out of this production for a while, as a trailer is likely a few months away. We will keep you updated on all things Colombiana as they develop.

Colombiana hits theaters in September of 2011.

Source: Latino Review

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  1. Yep I’m on that!

  2. Yes please!!!

  3. Luc Besson is at it again :) Good stuff.

  4. I’d watch it

  5. I’d watch it.

  6. im colombian. so i will be very critical on this mmovie in the sense of her representation as a “colombian character” i hope she doesnt do some stupid generic tony montana voice with a girls twist but i do look forward to seeing it

    • LOL@ you critiquing the film…

      • lol im not critiquing. im just tired of the misrepresentation of where im from and the way it is potrayed in film or tv. Take Sofia Vergara she is awesome in Modern Family and does a well job though her accent is a little exaggerated but she represents well.

        • A little exaggerated?? That’s how she normally talks dude.

    • To be fair, Saldana is of Latin descent and she moves to Chicago in the film at 10 years old

    • Really?

  7. That is one fine looking woman.

    • helll yh

  8. Zoe is fit not quite as fit as say Eva Mendes or Katherine Heigl but still hot all the same….

    • I’m willng to bet she is more fit than those two are actually.

    • Katherine Heigl? Really, on what planet is Katherine Heigl hotter than Zoe Saldana? As for Eva Mendez, she’s in the Angelina Jolie/Megan Fox bracket.

      • On what planet is she not? Heigl is way hotter and considerably hotter than Jolie and Fox as well. Having seen all of them in person at various events she is WAY prettier than anyone else mentioned on this thread.

    • Katherine Heigl is not attractive. She looks like a foot.

  9. Mike Eisenberg : I’d love to take a peek at that script 😉

  10. She’s sexy…

  11. She’s cute. Too bad I’ve heard she’s a major diva. And this soon into her fame…


    • They’re all diva’s, aren’t they?

  12. I would say that at this current time that Eva is hotter than both. Angelina & Megan have both lost the aura that they had in their prime (especially Angelina who’se lost it for a while). As I’ve mentioned on a previous post, Megan Fox reminds me a lot of Cameron Diaz who as well didn’t maximise her profile enough after appearing in the Mask.

    Heigl is very hot trust me, she just hasn’t had opportunity to show the sexier side of her image – think of Jolie before and then after Tomb Raider. Heigl currently has that sweet girl next door persona and it would be interesting if she were given a role with a bit more edge & attitude. I reckon she could pull it off.

  13. I am looking forward to seeing this movie not because of Zoe but because of Michael Vartan. Hope to see some photos of Michael soon.

    • I’m also following it because of Michael Vartan. He’s my number 1. I’m excited he’s in a film with Zoe Saldana, however, because she is so high profile right now which will help the film get timely release hopefully and good marketing. I also thought she was terrific in Avatar.