The first trailer for 'Hardcore Henry' is online and it looks like it will be one heck of a ride.
The film is set to be a unique experience as it will be a movie equivalent of a first person shooter game. It's filmed entirely in a POV/Go Pro style where the audience sees everything that the titular main character Henry sees. Judging by this trailer, Henry is going to see a lot of carnage.
So as you would have gathered from the trailer, Henry wakes up to find that he's a cyborg, brought back from the dead by his scientist wife Estelle (Haley Bennett). He’s soon under attack from Akan (Danila Kozlovsky) and his henchmen. They kidnap Estelle as part of Akan's megalomaniacal plan. The only thing for it is for Henry to get her back by battling through a seemingly endless army of mercenaries through the unfamiliar city of Moscow. His only ally (or at least we think he's an ally) is the quirky Jimmy (Sharlto Copley), who will try to help him figure out his new found cyborg abilities. Oh an apparently Tim Roth is in this movie too?
The film was sprung from the mind of writer/director Ilya Naishuller. You might have previously seen his short film/music video for Biting Elbows titled 'Bad Motherfucker' a couple of years ago?
The video has over 31 million hits on youtube and caught the eye of Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov who got him the deal to make Hardcore Henry.
Hardcore Henry could be an absolute disaster or a work of pure genius. We'll be curious to find out either way. The film arrives in the UK in April and hopefully Irish cinemas shortly after.