May 252012
 




Oliver Stone is back to his controversial best with his new dark and brutal thriller, Savages. Featuring a superb cast, the film is due to land in UK cinemas 28th September. We brought you the full length trailer just over a month ago, and you can view that trailer here. Today the first TV spot has been released, and yes it is just a much shorter version of the trailer, but it still packs a mighty wallop. Savages looks ace! If you need further proof, then a rather cool collection of ten images have also been released, added at the bottom in our gallery.

Directed by Oliver Stone, the film has an incredible cast which includes John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Aaron Johnson, Blake Lively, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Trevor Donovan and Joel David Moore. Currently in post-production, the film is due to arrive in UK cinemas on 28th September.

Synopsis:

Three-time Oscar®-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone returns to the screen with the ferocious thriller Savages, featuring the all-star ensemble cast of Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir. The film is based on Don Winslow’s best-selling crime novel that was named one of The New York Times’ Top 10 Books of 2010.

Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Johnson), a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon (Kitsch), a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry—raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia (Lively). Life is idyllic in their Southern California town…until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them.

When the merciless head of the BC, Elena (Hayek), and her brutal enforcer, Lado (Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon—with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent (Travolta)—wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high stakes, savage battle of wills.

By Matt Wavish

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