It's The Expendables Meets City Slickers in Christian Slater Actioner Soldiers of Fortune
06.15.12 by Jud
Sometimes a movie trailer comes along and wrestles you into submission with the audacity of its premise. Sometimes a movie's casting is intriguing enough to at least throw the flick into your queue. And sometimes it is a combination thereof that has you chomping for some matinee fodder. The upcoming Soldiers of Fortune is just that: Crazy (literally) casting and absurd concept... Voila.
Starring — and who doesn't want to be at this party — Christian Slater (True Romance), Ving Rhames (Piranha 3DD), Sean Bean (Mirror, Mirror), Dominic Monaghan (Lost), Colm Meaney (Bel Ami), and James Cromwell (The Artist), Soldiers of Fortune follows a group of bored one-percenters who, not content to go for the dude ranch experience a la City Slickers, want to "experience the kicks and thrills of war" firsthand. Led by Slater, who plays a former US special forces soldier, the group's carefully orchestrated "war" experience goes ridiculously awry.
Here's the synopsis.
Captain Craig McKenzie (Christian Slater), a former US special forces soldier, is hired to protect a group of millionaires who want to experience firsthand the kicks and thrills of war. However, the mission goes horribly wrong, and the men get a lot more than they bargained for.