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KILLSHOT Trailer Online!

Hey folks, Harry here... Exec produced by Quentin Tarantino, directed by John Madden, adapted from Elmore Leonard's novel - and starring one helluva fucking cast... KILLSHOT is definitely a film to look forward to when it hits October 20th. Or is it? Haven't heard much about the film, the cast is nice and the pedigree is pretty hard to beat... so how's the trailer? Well, Mickey Rourke is looking creepy as hell - but there's something kinda Velveeta-y about it. Check it out, what do you think?

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  • Sept. 3, 2006, 5:45 p.m. CST


    by Exterminans

    very cool

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Looks pretty average to me...

    by Gilkuliehe

    I'm not being a prick here, am I?

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Rosario Dawson is in this?!?

    by Zeke25:17

    SHEEit, Nee-gro! That's all you had to say! Looks good to me; wonder if Roarke had to bow out of Death Proof because of Killshot?

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 5:53 p.m. CST

    by Nicholas Rage

    Looks kinda lame. Maybe a rental, if I'm absolutely board out of my skull.

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 5:54 p.m. CST


    by crazywomansquilt

    He's lookin like "The Indian" from Body Double.

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Looks like another Madden movie

    by AshleyMonday

    I like Elmore Leonard, but I can't stand John Madden. The guy's movies bore the snot out of me. Also, its funny that AICN has seemingly given up on youtube.

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 6:05 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Johnny Knoxville?

    by godoffireinhell


  • Sept. 3, 2006, 6:10 p.m. CST

    How is this distinguishing itself from every other

    by CreasyBear

    thriller about average people on the run? Looks like the kind of movie that just comes and goes with no impact.

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Feels like a 'Cape Fear' rip off almost.

    by jabberwookie

    pyscho killer chasing after family in witness protection..... hmmmmmm this hasn't BEEN DONE A #@$%ING GAZILLION MOTHER@$#@$ING TIMES... hollywood proves to me more and more that it needs a huge revamping of talent, and a reform of originality. I fucking hate Tarentino... he's nothing but a dried up dirty old man these days (kill bill was terrible). I want to barf everytime he's on a talkshow after having drunk his alcoholic face off then he goes on a rant about all the 20 year olds he's banging. That's cool when your 20, but when your getting up there it becomes pathetic.

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 6:20 p.m. CST

    I saw this a few months ago...

    by HumbertHumbert

    at a test screening. It was absoultely horrendous. Mickey Rourke is incredible shitty in a shitty role. Rosario Dawson seemed out of place. JG Levitt and Knoxville were just obnoxious, and Tom Jane and Diane Lane were just cookie-cutter characters. This really was one of the worst things I've seen this year. I doubt any editing could have helped it. Well, time to go watch Jackie Brown.

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Elmore Leonard's novel was...

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    terrific. I wish they had made this the way it was originally intended. About four years ago when I interviewed Tony Scott he told me the plan was that the script would be written by Steve Barancik and produced by Quentin Tarantino and Lawrence Bender, with Scott directing. The film would have starred Tarantino as Richie Nix and Robert De Niro as the other character. That would have been way more exciting to me. The book is great, though, and I for one am excited about this. Hopefully it will turn out to be more GET SHORTY or OUT OF SIGHT than BE COOL or THE BIG BOUNCE. (Although the book itself for BE COOL was dreadful, so the film had no real chance of being decent. Even that shitty Steven Tyler stuff was in the novel.)

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Jane and his Lambert look-a-like destiny

    by JuanSanchez

    Seeing Jane with Lane is giving me flashbacks of when Lane and ex-husband Christopher Lambert worked together. I think it looks good however. I love that Rourke is finally getting his due respect. -JS

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Looks like Madden knows more than just Football

    by Orionsangels

    Ok come on. You knew that joke was comin

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 6:40 p.m. CST

    executive produced by Tarantino..

    by Windowlicker74

    what does that even mean? oh yeah: Pay good ol' Quintin some money so we can put his name on the cover

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 6:50 p.m. CST

    need these more often

    by smorgasborgnine

    See, this is nice. There's the trailer right there at the end of the report. No click on links which rarely work. You guys need to do this with trailers more often. As to Mr. Knoxville's role... I like it when people are cast against type. We'll have to wait and see if he's convincing in a serious format. Should be a good flick.

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 6:53 p.m. CST

    John Madden's directing strategy...

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    "so Jane moves in from the corner and tries to block Rourke on the table. But Diane can't pass him the gun if Jane can't catch. Diane's got to pass and Jane's got to receive! ...OK cut, that's a wrap people, everyone for turducken!"

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 7:04 p.m. CST


    by flickhead3

    If it just said "produced by," it could mean anything, but "executive produced by Tarantino" most likely means Quentin Tarantino bought the rights, hired the screenwriter (or the first one, if there was more than one) and chose the director. He might have been pretty hands-off after that, or he might have been intimately involved (George Lucas on Empire and Jedi, for instance?), but executive producers are the ones that get the ball rolling on a film.

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 7:14 p.m. CST

    I said it before in another Killshot TB a while back

    by John-Locke

    It's my favourite Leonard book. The tone of the book is going to be hard to recreate, it's hard to tell if Madden has pulled that off or not, my gut tells me he hasn't. I don't think Rourke was a good casting choice, I like him fine but not for The Blackbird, I'd have liked to have seen Powers Boothe personally. As for Richie Nix, Hewitt looks pretty good in the rle but again if I was doing the casting I would have hired James Ransone ('Ziggy' Sobotka from The Wire). At least they dropped Timberlake, shame they also lost Viggo in the lead but Thomas Jane is a good enough replacement. All in all I think if the film is crap it will probablty be more to do with the script & director than the cast and I'm just not getting a good feeling about this one. Shame.

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 7:23 p.m. CST


    by AshleyMonday

    I agree with you %90. Its one of my favorite books by Leonard as well, its almost like Dashiel Hammett on pcp. I also agree that Powers Boothe should get more roles in movies like this. The guy is fantastic as Tolliver. If he can make me want to see him die on a weekly basis on Deadwood, then he can do anything.

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 7:40 p.m. CST

    I wonder about Tommy from 3rd Rock From The Sun as the

    by Walterego

    younger hit man. The interaction between Nix and the Blackbird was a big part of what made Leonard's novel cool. We'll see if I can watch Tommy playing Nix in those scenes without expecting John Lithgow or French Stewart to pop up. Although this is clearly the right carreer move for him, playing a darkly comedic role.

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 7:53 p.m. CST

    by AngelinasOilBoy

    So Hollywood paid two of the UK'S most over-rated and under-talented Brits -- the writer of Four Feathers and Wings of A Dove and the director of Shakespeare in Love and Captain Correlli's Mandalin -- looked at their resumes and thought "gee, these are definitely the guys to make a balls-to-the-wall nouveau noir from one of Elmore Leonard's finest american novels". The buzz is its a dog with fleas, like The Big Bounce. Is anyone surprised? What next, Brett Ratner does Dickens?

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Ratner Does Dickens...

    by AshleyMonday

    ...the most horrifying thing I have ever read outside of Nicholas Sparks. Unfortunately I can see this happening...

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 7:59 p.m. CST

    by kidjingo

    dig a pony

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Walterego - Watch Mysterious Skin

    by Fievel

    if you want to see Tommy from 3rd Rock From The Sun in a "different" role. Yeah, that's a little bit different from 3rd Rock. Gross.

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 8 p.m. CST

    I'd pay to see that

    by JuanSanchez

    Ratner adapting Dickens. How about Don Cheadle and Chris Tucker in A Tale of Two Cities?

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 8:06 p.m. CST


    by Mits777

    Looked ok. Ill check out on dvd sometime. Heres some other good movies and reviews to check out.

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Rourke Should Switch To Porn!!!

    by MetalWater

    Mickey Rourke has got to be playing the sloppiest hit man alive. You mean to tell me after all those attempts at killing that couple...and coming face to face with them numerous times...he's still having a problem trying to kill them??? Negro please!!! This movie has bomb written all over it!!! Rourke should just switch to doing porn and get it all over with already!!!

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 8:09 p.m. CST

    He already did

    by JuanSanchez

    Another 9 1/2 Weeks.

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Looks like a taut suspenser from the Oxygen network

    by chickychow

    Only this really should be starring Kate Jackson and Jack Scalia...

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 8:27 p.m. CST

    "John Madden" rofl....

    by digital8

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Gordon Levitt is solid

    by IndustryKiller

    watch mysterious skin, Brick, or even Manic, which isn't a good movie but is elevated by his performance. Definitely one of the better young actors out there alongside Ryan Gosling and Gyllenhaal.

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Gordon Levitt has staying power

    by jackinitraw

    In 10 years he'll be one of the few young actors still getting work.

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Killshot 2 : The Wrath Of Khan

    by The Ender

    This movie looks average. It might be amazing, but the trailer looks average. I think it would probably be the greatest film ever of all time in the infinite universe if Diane Lane and Rosario Dawson have a 20 minute lesbian scene in it. And after its over Natalie Portman and Brooke Burke hop in to finsh them both off with their tongues. Dont call me sick or perverted because you KNOW YOU WOULD FUCKING LOVE THAT SHIT!

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 9:03 p.m. CST

    "Who got the final Killshot?"

    by DanielKurland

    Really though, it's a good book.

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Where the hell is the DVD for "52 pick-up"?

    by Monkeybrains

    Now, there's an underated Leonard movie. Roy Scheider, Ann-Margret,Lionel Luthor, 80's porn stars,Linc Hays , a naked Kelly Preston,a naked YOUNG Kelly Preston... good times. And if Mickey doesn't star as Plastic Man soon, there is no justice

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 9:25 p.m. CST

    If Marv is in it then I'm there

    by ganymede2010

    He's the fucking shiz! My type of Movie, Looks like it's dinner, movie, and pussycat dolls on Oct 20th.

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 9:28 p.m. CST


    by AshleyMonday

    I highly doubt he'll be playing Marv in this movie. LOL. Also, Pussycat Dolls? Are you going for the tits or the music?

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Leonard's movies go either way

    by georges garvaren

    Shit or great, kinda like his books. Killshot was a fantastic book, one of my favs up there with Maximum Bob and La Brava, but Ill be damned if this trailer looks like an ABC special. Lets hope its not, or is, who fucking cares really?

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Harry's links...

    by Damer1

    always suck.

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 9:58 p.m. CST


    by JuanSanchez

    That's what it comes down to with Leonard adaptations. Madden isn't exactly an edgey filmmaker - so it's down to the writing and the performances. The cast is solid - so if the writing is good - the movie could be good.

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 10:54 p.m. CST

    All I got from that trailer...

    by Mr Nice Gaius that Diane Lane is still hot as ballz.

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 11:35 p.m. CST

    by DarthDooku

    Looks like it could go good or bad. But it's kind of suspicious to me when they throw around Quentin Tarantino's name like that, as if they need that to make people go see the movie. But then again, Steven Spielberg presented the SciFi Channel's miniseries, Taken, and that was very good. So who knows, it may be worth a trip to the theater.

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 11:35 p.m. CST

    From the executive Producer of CURDLED

    by DerLanghaarige

    The trailer doesn't look too special to me, but it also doesn't look bad anyway.

  • Sept. 4, 2006, 12:02 a.m. CST

    So when is Johnny Knoxville gonna drop the fake name...

    by googamooga

    ...And start calling himself Phillip Clapp, since he's now a "legitimate" actor?

  • Sept. 4, 2006, 12:03 a.m. CST


    by oscarxp

    Nothing special..The whole Quentin Tarantino's name being attached to movies thing is losing it's value.

  • Sept. 4, 2006, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Hey, Steve Irwin died!

    by VanLingoMungo

    Killed by a stingray! That's Awesome! Err, I mean, that's terrible, and my thoughts and prayers are with his family. Yeah, that's the ticket.

  • Sept. 4, 2006, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Do I hear a little Marv in there?

    by dirtsandwich

    This might tie me over til Marv comes back, in Sin Titty 2. Plus Lane is a sweetheart.

  • Sept. 4, 2006, 12:36 a.m. CST

    nice aspect ratio - FUCKING USE QUICKTIME!!!

    by captain_sulu

    this is 2006 right? the 21st century? how is it that a multi-million dollar film can still manage to shit out a fucked up cheap ass botched encoding of their trailer online? why is it that all these amateurs keep screwing around with flash, real, windows media, etc. etc. when WE ALL FUCKING KNOW THAT QUICKTIME IS THE BEST AND THE STANDARD. jesus...

  • Sept. 4, 2006, 2:05 a.m. CST

    You think Diane Lane is gonna shoot Mickey in the end??

    by Lezbo Milk

    Hmmm, I say 85% chance...probably while her husband is incapacitated. Last shot of the film, her and hubby standing over Mickeys body while the police show the rain...on a pull back shot.

  • Sept. 4, 2006, 5:06 a.m. CST

    Looks good to me AND... Diane Lane !

    by starman7

    This trailers looks good to me. Formulaic yes, but good all the same. DIANE LANE is a major babe and a bloody good actress too.

  • Sept. 4, 2006, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Utter crap

    by Stollentroll

  • Sept. 4, 2006, 10:14 a.m. CST

    If it follow the book it'll be great.

    by Nice Marmot

    But I'm pretty sure every early review that's been posted at AICN has been negative. I love the book & the cast, with the exception of Jane, who I can't picture playing his character hard-assed enough. People have been correct that the ending is quite predictable, but if they do the suspense right it should be good enough.

  • Sept. 4, 2006, 10:33 a.m. CST


    by RogueWarrior65

    Mmmm...Diane Lane shooting big guns. What more could you want? She's perpetually hot.

  • Sept. 4, 2006, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Has DIANE LANE been busy lately ?

    by starman7

    I mean she's in about 3 or 4 upcoming movies... KILLSHOT HOLLYWOODLAND FIERCE PEOPLE A good time for LOVERS OF LANE !

  • Sept. 4, 2006, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Looks Good

    by LaserPants

    terrible title though.

  • Sept. 4, 2006, 12:21 p.m. CST

    good book

    by reckni

    hope they don't fuck it up

  • Sept. 4, 2006, 12:55 p.m. CST

    looked a lot like

    by tompbeast

    History of Violence II

  • Sept. 4, 2006, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Knoxville cinched it for me. I am passing on this.

    by Darth Bauer

  • Sept. 4, 2006, 11:03 p.m. CST


    by Kampbell-Kid

    He looks great in this. Good for him, very under appreciated.

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 2 a.m. CST

    ahh looks like A History Of Violence to me :)

    by tHEmOOG

    But anything with Diane Lane init is a pleasure to watch. She's easy on the eyes if you know what I mean. I can't wait to read Moriarity review on this. I only see the movies he recommends. I love Moriarity. He rules.

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Diane Lane should have been Catwoman.

    by Mosquito March

    In a good Catwoman movie, of course.

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 12:55 p.m. CST


    by McTitties

    I will confirm that Rosario's fatty tits get the final Killshot.

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Johnny K noxville?

    by v1cious

    who keeps putting him in movies?

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Mickey Rourke looks more like Leatherface everyday

    by Buck Turgidson

    It's like he's wearing a rubber mask. Don't know if I could stand watching 90 minutes of him.

  • Sept. 6, 2006, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Marv saved his career, he'll have to deal with it...

    by Jewish_Batman

    I still can't watch any movie with him and not hear the words "And when I'm finished the hell I send him to will seem like heaven after what I've done to him" over and over in my head. And that line could be used in this too it seems, its perfect.

  • Sept. 6, 2006, 6:35 p.m. CST

    what was that Lane movie

    by Quin the Eskimo

    where she she was nude, or am I back on the pipe? moonshadow, moonshadow, I will..