I hadn’t heard much on this movie until I saw the red-band trailer for Atomic Blonde and Charlize Theron as an ass-kicking, hardcore, super spy? I’m hooked, I’m in, bring it on!
Although a relative newcomer to the directing game, the man behind this is David Leitch who helped co-direct on John Wick (it’s difficult not to see the parallels in the action shots from the trailer) but also just worked on the Deadpool short ‘No Good Deed‘ and is in the directors seat for Deadpool 2. Leitch hasn’t just turned up from nowhere, far from it, because he’s been a stunt actor and co-coordinator on over 80 films since 1995, so he’s got perfect experience for a film like this.
Atomic Blonde stars Theron as an undercover MI6 agent, in 1989, who is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents. Alongside our lead, the film also stars James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella and Toby Jones. Not bad at all.
I bloody love this trailer, it’s intense, funny, and beautiful, do let me know what you think!
Atomic Blonde hits UK cinemas on 11 August 2017.