At long last, the wait is over for actor and producer Orlando Bloom’s most recent heist thriller, S.M.A.R.T. Chase. The official U.S. trailer is here and with a select theatrical, VOD and Digital HD now set for an August 31 release from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Going for a much more commercial approach, UK outlet Signature is tackling the early 2018 rollout of Charles Martin’s latest action thriller now titled The Shanghai Job. Flickering Myth premiered an official trailer this week for the Orlando Bloom headliner which also has Ip Man 1 and 2 cohorts Lynn Xiong, Simon Yam and Xing Yu starring.
Michael Apted’s new film, Unlocked, took awhile before breathing life stateside. Lionsgate Premiere is making it official this week with the announcement of a September 1 limited theatrical and release date for the Noomi Rapace actioner along with an official trailer to boot.
After failing to apprehend the terrorist behind a Paris attack that claimed dozens of lives, CIA agent Alice Racine (Noomi Rapace) is forced to live in London as a caseworker. Unexpectedly, she is called back into action by her mentor, Eric Lasch (Michael Douglas), when the CIA discovers intel of another imminent attack. While “unlocking” the suspect, Alice discovers that the classified information she has uncovered has been compromised. Running for her life, Alice turns to ex-soldier Jack (Orlando Bloom) to prevent a lethal biological attack on the citizens of London.
UNLOCKED is an action thriller directed by Michael Apted and written by Peter O’Brien. Also featuring Academy Award® nominees Toni Collette (Best Supporting Actress, The Sixth Sense, 1999) and John Malkovich (Best Supporting Actor – In the Line of Fire, 1984; Places in the Heart, 1993), UNLOCKED will be released by Lionsgate Premiere in theaters and on demand on September 1, 2017.
Pirates of the Caribbean and Lord of the Rings franchise co-star, actor Orlando Bloom’s most recent starring and producing venture with heist/retrieval action thriller, S.M.A.R.T. Chase, hit an unfortunate legal stumble last year with production company Das Films. It’s never a fun gig to endure with a production being the launchpad of a new banner but it’s still one that BlissBloom Productions is counting on as a good first push and legal matters aside, the casting here will be a likely huge sell for moviegoers next to its action and spectacle.
The film itself hails from Night Fare helmer Julien Seri who flexes his share of muscle behind the lens for Bloom as he leads the cast in the role of Danny Stratton, an underdog private security agent whose team, S.M.A.R.T., is propelled into a high-speed chase throughout Shanghai for a valuable Chinese antique in lieu of a deadly conspiracy that ultimately puts lives at stake. Joining Bloom is The Great Wall and upcoming Pacific Rim: Uprising co-star, actress Jing Tian, along with Leo Wu, Cao Kefan, Liu Enyou, signature thesps Simon Yam (S.P.L., S.P.L. 2) and Shi Yanneng (The Wrath Of Vajra).
Check out the first official teaser below.