Today we have the new official trailer for Killshot, an action-thriller with a big cast that should have come out years ago.

Killshot, based on the 1989 novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard, is the story of a woman who witnesses a crime and as a result is put into Witness Protection with her husband. The plot thickens as they start to find out they may not be so well protected while the hitman from the earlier crime and a psychopathic killer target them.

The film is directed by John Madden (Proof, Shakespeare in Love) and stars Mickey Rourke, Tom Jane, Diane Lane, Rosario Dawson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The film has gone through years of production issues and while filmed way back in 2005, it is now finally arriving for its official theatrical debut after a series of test-screenings and re-edits.

Killshot has a solid cast but it’s not something to write home about – at least from the trailer, which seems to give away most of the story. I’m getting the vibe of a run-of-the-mill thriller but if the story is more intricate than this teaser makes it seem, then this may be a hidden gem long in the making. And let’s not forget the cast, which sells the movie on their own – at least for me.

Take a look and see what you think:

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I’ll be making time for this film and I hope it does better in theaters than a lot of others think.

What amazing timing for Mickey Rourke who’s currently receiving Robert Downey Jr.-like hype for his amazing performance in The Wrestler and at the same time, is being handed roles as the villain in Iron Man 2 and as an arms dealer in Sylvester Stallone’s Expendables. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is also someone to look out for this year with his role as the infamous Cobra Commander in G.I. Joe.

Does the trailer excite you enough to see the Killshot when it hits theaters on January 23, 2009?

Source: First Showing

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