Charlize Theron shows no mercy for the bad guys in the final trailer for the upcoming action-fueled spy thriller Atomic Blonde. While Theron has shown she can play a wide range of roles throughout her career, in the last couple of years she's hit the action genre pretty heavy thanks to some kick-butt portrayals in films like Mad Max: Fury Road and The Fate of the Furious.
Following the blockbuster success of the latter this spring, Theron is quickly jumping back into the game for Atomic Blonde. Fans have been teased to various looks at the films through both green and red-band trailers throughout the past few months, as well three cleverly crafted "Atomic Summer" chapters — Father Figure, The Politics of Dancing and Major Tom — each of which focuses on a specific scene from the film. Now, just under a month before the movie hits theaters on July 28, the production has released the final theatrical trailer to entice fans once again.
The trailer sets up for audiences the story of Lorraine Broughton, an expert MI-6 agent who is sent by her superior (John Goodman) to find the double-agent hunting the agency's operatives in Berlin. His main directive is, "Remember. Trust no one." The trailer also features Lorriane's contact, David Percival (James McAvoy), who warns her that "Berlin has its own set of rules."
Naturally, the final trailer from Universal Pictures for Atomic Blonde features wall-to-wall action, with most, but not all, of the footage coming from previous clips and trailers -- which have all weaved into an entirely new teaser. Of course, there are plenty of quick cuts of Theron inflicting pain and/or flat-out dispatching the bad guys, in scenes akin to Keanu Reeves in his John Wick films. Of course, part of the reason for that comes via helmer David Leitch, who co-directed the first John Wick and is currently at work directing Deadpool 2.
At this point it's hard to tell whether Atomic Blonde will please fans of the film's source material — Antony Johnston’s 2012 graphic novel The Coldest City — there's no question that Theron's latest foray into the action genre is showing tremendous promise. The benefit, of course, is that given Theron's impressive set of credentials — including a Best Actress Oscar win for director Patty Jenkins' true-life-inspired crime drama Monster — the acclaimed actress is going to bring emotional depth and dimension to the character.
So long as Theron didn't suffer some of the bumps and bloodied bruises shown in previous footage and the new trailer for real, she'll hopefully be game to come back for more Atomic Blonde badness, should the first film take off.
Source: Universal Pictures
- Atomic Blonde (2017) release date: Jul 28, 2017