Gerard Butler faces yet another crisis on the screen in the trailer of the upcoming thriller Plane, directed by Jean-François Richet.
A trailer for the new Gerard Butler movie Right was released today. The upcoming thriller is the latest action movie to be led by one of the more prominent stars working in the genre. Butler is best known for films in which he takes on a large number of enemies, with notable examples are thieves hideout and 300. Right finds Butler returning to this familiar territory and playing the part of a pilot pushed into a life-or-death scenario. Butler has built his career with roles like these, most notably the Mike Banning movies, including the 2013 one Olympus has fallen, and the sequels London has fallen and Angel has fallen.
Right revolves around Brodie Torrence, a pilot who tries to protect his passengers from jungle bandits after they make an emergency landing in a remote area of the Philippines. Jean-François Richet directed the disaster vehicle, which pairs Butler with Mike Colter, recognizable from Netflix’s Jessica Jones and the subsequent spin-off Luke Cage. In Right, Butler and Colter team up as pilots and fugitives to protect their fellow beleaguered crash survivors from swarming, hostage pirates. Daniella Pineda and Tony Goldwyn complete the cast of the film, which began production in Puerto Rico in August 2021.
Shared by the official of the movie Twitter, RightThe trailer promises a lot of power for the upcoming feature, as Butler and Colter form an unlikely alliance. After losing the surviving passengers to a kidnapping, Butler and Colter are forced to track down the group of bandits who have taken the passengers hostage. The trailer shows the two men sharing stories as they go along, and we learn that Colter’s fugitive character may have been framed.
Plane shares elements with other action hits
Just from the trailer Right promises an exciting but unsurprising addition to Butler’s career as a thriller star. At first sight, Right seems similar to other Butler-directed films of recent years, which often focused on a typical day in the life of a civil servant disrupted by a crisis. But the trailer also harks back to earlier action movies, like the one from 1998 american marshals, which followed the search for a former soldier accused of a crime he did not commit. In that film, the fugitive’s innocence emerges as the film progresses, and we learn more about the fugitive character. Right seems to promise the same for Colter’s character, also a former soldier.
Shared elements are not rare for Butler films. The first part in his series Mike Banner, Olympus has fallenwas released around the same time as another movie, white house down, and an eerily similar plot was shared. And Butler’s venture in 2018 thieves hideout shared many elements with Michael Mann’s 1995 film Heat. Still, audiences don’t usually go to Gerard Butler’s films because of originality. They come for action and for the day to be saved. That much can certainly be expected Rightwhich hits theaters on January 27, 2023.
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