Another New Trailer for "Throwback" Action Movie Faster
Posted 10.12.10 by Ryan
After appearing in family movies like Planet 51 and Tooth Fairy, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is jumping back into action (movies). With Fast Five opening next year, Johnson's first foray into action is Faster, which sees him as a man released from prison and seeking revenge on the men that killed his brother. The script, written by screenwriting brothers Joe and Tony Gayton, was one that Johnson hand-picked for his action movie renaissance.
"We heard that he didn't just like the script, but that he loved it," Tony told ComingSoon. "He got it... he got the 70's sort of vibe. Once we heard his passion for it, we were just thrilled. I think some actors would be nervous playing a part like this because there's not a lot of dialogue. He never asked for more dialogue. The studio asked for it a few times, but Dwayne never asked. I think that's a guy who feels comfortable with his screen presence. I don't think he minded that — in fact, I think he embraced it."
Joe called Faster a "throwback movie," particularly to the action movies of the 1970's.
From the late 60's to the mid 70's, I think it's the golden age of American cinema. A lot of people look back to the 30's and 40's, but I think some of the movies being made by big studios then were absolutely amazing. We think about movies like Taxi Driver and The French Connection. These were really hard-boiled movies that were big studio releases and they were experimenting. I just think it was a freer time and a time when people were really taking chances with movies and making movies that were unforgettable.
Watch the latest trailer to see if you can spot whether any of those influences have made it into Faster.
Faster opens November 24 and was directed by George Tillman Jr. (Notorious). Billy Bob Thornton, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Carla Gugino and Maggie Grace co-star.