Charlize Theron continues to find new ways to kill her enemies in the latest clip from Atomic Blonde. Coming from former John Wick co-director David Leitch, the film promises to be one of the more stylish and adrenaline-fueled experiences audiences will get at the cinema all year. Based loosely on The Coldest City graphic novel by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart, the film follows Theron as the MI6 agent, Lorraine Broughton, when she is tasked with investigating the murder of several MI6 agents in Cold War era East Berlin, just before the Berlin Wall is torn down. It doesn't take long, however, before it is revealed that the murders are at the hand of a double-agent working for both the Russians and the British, whom she must track down and eliminate before it is too late.
Universal Pictures has done a good job at promoting and keeping awareness up for Atomic Blonde over the past few weeks too, which will be imperative in ensuring its success in a summer blockbuster season that's packed to the brim with more well-known franchise installments and brand names. And with several weeks to go still until Atomic Blonde is released in theaters, that promotional train isn't showing any signs of slowing down or stopping anytime soon.
Following the release of two extended clips from Atomic Blonde over the past two weeks, Universal Pictures has officially unveiled yet another sneak peek look at the film online today. Offering more from one of the film's many action sequences - which was glimpsed briefly in its initial trailers - the clip shows Theron's Broughton escaping out from under the hands of two KGB agents, through the inventive use of one of her shoes and a seatbelt. Check out the clip for yourself in the space above.
Leitch looks to be taking a very similar approach to the aesthetic and fight scenes in Atomic Blonde as he did in the first John Wick. Many of the frames look like they were pulled straight out of a graphic novel - thanks to the stylish, neon-infused work by cinematographer Jonathan Sela - and as many John Wick fans would agree, that's certainly not a bad thing. This sequence, in addition to several other ones that have been teased in the film's previous trailers and TV spots, boasts some of the best fight choreography and staging that American cinema has seen in a long time, which should be enough to lure general moviegoers into theater seats for it next month.
It also doesn't hurt that early buzz surrounding Atomic Blonde has been generally high following its premiere at the SXSW Film Festival back in March. Whether or not that actually helps in building excitement for the film closer to its release will have to wait to be seen. But at the very least, following her work in Mad Max: Fury Road and other notable titles over the years, Theron, for her part just looks to be proving herself as one of the most legitimately talented and charismatic action stars of her generation yet again with Atomic Blonde.
Source: Universal Pictures
- Atomic Blonde (2017) release date: Jul 28, 2017