The hottest trailer today is for “Drive Angry,” which looks to be one of the hottest off-season releases in 2011. A 3D, supernatural revenge thriller starring Nicholas Cage that’s almost literally about Hell-on-wheels, “Drive Angry” is directed by Patrick Lussier, who can claim some legitimate credit for the current 3D craze with his remake of “My Bloody Valentine.” Summit Entertainment, which is distributing in the U.S., is obviously well aware of the criticisms being leveled at the slew of post-conversions flooding the market. The marketing for “Drive Angry” is emphasizing the fact that this film was shot in 3D.
And it appears to have what people want in 3D movies: throwing lots of stuff at the camera. There are elements of “Ghost Rider” and “Mad Max” evident in the new overseas trailer, which you can watch here. Most of the footage is in the domestic trailer as well, but this version is a little tighter, and we figure you’d want to see the latest version.
According to the official plot synopsis from Summit:
In the newest 3D action-adventure from the director of “My Bloody Valentine,” “Drive Angry’ stars Nicolas Cage as Milton, a hardened felon who has broken out of hell for one last chance at redemption. Intent on stopping a vicious cult who murdered his daughter, he has three days to stop them before they sacrifice her baby beneath a full moon.
He’s joined by Piper (Amber Heard) – a young, sexy waitress who liberates her ex-boyfriend’s cherry-red muscle car in order to help Milton. Now, the two of them are hot on the trail of the deadly leader of the cult, Jonah King (Billy Burke), who believes it is his destiny to use the baby to unleash hell on earth.
But the bloodthirsty cult is the least of Milton’s problems. The police are after him too. And worse, an enigmatic killer known only as “The Accountant” – who has been sent by the Devil to retrieve Milton and deliver him back to hell. With wicked cunning and hypnotic savagery, the Accountant will relentlessly pursue Milton at high speed across the country until his mission is accomplished.
Fueled by high octane and pure rage, Milton must use his anger to go beyond all human limits to avenge his daughter’s murder, before his last chance at redemption is revoked.
For those not up on their English lit., John Milton was the author of the epic poem “Paradise Lost,” which deals in part with Satan’s rebellion against God and fall from grace. But that could just be a coincidence.
“Drive Angry” opens in theaters February 11, 2011.