Colombiana Gets New Poster, Release Date
Posted 05.25.11 by Ryan
The upcoming thriller Colombiana isn't the first time writer/director/producer Luc Besson has taken a female character from unfortunate circumstances and tried to turn them into an assassin. But instead of being a junkie criminal (La Femme Nikita) or a 12-year-old apprentice, Zoe Saldana plays Cataleya, a woman who has become a hitman after witnessing her parents' murder in Bogota, Colombia, when she was nine. While she works for her uncle by day, she continues to search for the mobster responsible for her parents' deaths.
An action-packed teaser trailer debuted earlier this month, which showed Saldana performing her job even if she wasn't wearing very much. A recently released poster again focuses on Saldana, and slightly alters the trailer tagline from "vengeance is beautiful" to "revenge is beautiful."
Another small change is the movie's release date. Set for an early September opening, Colombiana has been moved up a week to August 26, which puts the movie against "found footage" sci-fi thriller Apollo 18, horror movie Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, and the comedy Our Idiot Brother.
Directed by Olivier Megaton (Transporter 3) and produced by co-written by Besson (along with Taken screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen), Colombiana co-stars Michael Vartan and Cliff Curtis.