New Killer Elite Red Band Trailer; Clive Owen Explains His Mustache
09.23.11 by Ryan
The day has finally arrived for the thriller Killer Elite to open in theaters, but just in case you're not convinced you want to watch Jason Statham rescue Robert De Niro from assassins led by Clive Owen, a new red band trailer has just been released to help convince you to see it.
Killer Elite has been on a promotional kick this past month, releasing a preview clip of De Niro in bad ass mode earlier this week and two other preview clips earlier this month. Still, none of them have answered the question burning in the minds of anyone that has seen the movie's many trailers and TV spots: What's up with Owen's mustache?
The actor was finally asked to defend his facial hair by MTV in a recent interview.
Listen, some people do a lot of research — they spend a lot of time. I just pinned everything on that mustache. I'll stand by it. If it fails, I go down.
Owen eventually clarified his decision on the mustache, arguing that, since Killer Elite is set in the 1970's, that the facial hair was perfectly appropriate. "You go back and look at pictures from the '70s and early '80s in the U.K. — everybody had a mustache," explained Owen.
Fair enough. However, we should point out, Owen's mustache is a far cry from a 1970'd Burt Reynolds and reminds us more of Colin Farrell's ill-advised mustache from Miami Vice. See for yourself in the red band trailer below, which also shows plenty of graphic violence, nudity, and a variety of facial hair styles from chin beards to handlebar 'staches.