— Margot Robbie (@MargotRobbie) March 29, 2018
Margot Robbie becomes a neo-noir femme fatale in a new trailer and poster for Terminal. Simon Pegg, Max Irons, Dexter Fletcher and Mike Myers co-star in the stylish thriller from first-time director Vaughn Stein.
Set in a fictional sprawling neon-drenched city, Terminal follows the intertwining stories of several characters caught up in a tale of revenge. Margot Robbie plays Annie, described in the film's synopsis as "a curious waitress leading a dangerous double life." The other characters include two assassins on a mission, a fatally ill teacher and an "enigmatic" janitor, their stories all linked by the exploits of a criminal mastermind out for vengeance.
The new Terminal trailer shared on Twitter by Margot Robbie gives us our first big taste of the film's striking neo-noir world. As tends to be the case with such movies, certain stylistic precursors immediately leap to mind. Terry Gilliam's Brazil, for instance, seems to be a big influence on the movie's look. Comparisons to last year's action film Atomic Blonde also seem practically inescapable. See the trailer above and also check out a new poster below (via Collider).
"Follow me straight down the rabbit hole," Robbie says in the trailer. And indeed she's speaking as much to the audience as she is to the other characters. Robbie looks to be in full Harley Quinn crazy mode here, great news for those who can't wait to see her return to the screen as her famed Suicide Squad character. After totally de-glamming for her Oscar-nominated performance in I, Tonya, Terminal sees Robbie going in the exact opposite direction, diving into the femme fatale character in stylish, classic fashion. At one point, Robbie goes brunette and ties a man to a bed with the apparent intention of doing him great bodily harm. At the very least, the movie looks like a vehicle for a truly delicious, over-the-top Robbie performance.
In addition to Robbie's sure to be striking femme fatale turn, the big news here is Myers showing up as the movie's "enigmatic janitor." Amazingly, Myers hasn't appeared in a live-action film since playing General Ed Fenech in Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. This could be a renaissance year for Myers, with roles in both Terminal and the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Myers dropped out of the spotlight after his maligned performance in the truly insulting The Love Guru, but that was 10 years ago now.
Terminal releases on May 11th, 2018.