One of this year’s most anticipated features is Sicario: Day of the Soldado, the unexpected sequel to Sicario. Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro return for this installment, and although Emily Blunt and filmmaker Denis Villeneuve are not part of the project, the sequel was penned by Sicario screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Wind River, Hell or High Water).
“Right from the top, from the first pages, (the script) was great,” said Del Toro. “There was Taylor all over it. So (the) actors, director, producers, and everyone involved in this film, we just try to bring Taylor’s script to life. We’re brought alive because of Taylor’s work.”
Click on the media bar to hear Del Toro talk about his character’s moral dilemma in Sicario: Day of the Soldado:
Sicario: Day of the Soldado, co-starring Catherine Keener and Matthew Modine, opens nationwide June 29.
It will be hard to top Sicario, but with Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro back in the mix, the sequel is an extremely intriguing proposition.
Sicario: Day of the Soldado reteams federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) and the laser focused Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) in a new conflict. With drug trafficking terrorists traveling across the US Border, the pair attempt to figure out a plan to escalate the fight by kidnapping a kingpin’s daughter.
The twist is she is seen as collateral damage, and now Alejandro and Matt are turning that conflict towards each other. Taylor Sheridan (Wind River), who penned Sicario, also wrote the sequel’s screenplay, with Stefano Sollima (Suburra) taking on the directing duties (Dennis Villeneuve helmed the original).
Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
The biggest bait and switch behind 2015’s Sicario was the shift in narrative from FBI operative Kate Macer’s (Emily Blunt) point of view to the vengeance mission from Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro). Alejandro warned Kate that she is unfit to battle with an environment filled with wolves (aka the drug cartels) since she is too focused on the law.
But barring a surprise cameo, Blunt is not featured in Sicario 2: Soldado, which means the gloves are completely off. With federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin), a man who doesn’t mind bending a few rules to dole out his brand of enforcement, and Alejandro reteaming to take down another group of terrorists, terrorists south of the U.S. border should be very concerned.
Sicario 2: Soldado, which is once again penned by Taylor Sheridan (Wind River), hits theaters June 29, 2018. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
October is upon us and the most highly anticipated film of the month is Blade Runner 2049. Already receiving stellar reviews, Blade Runner 2049 may be one of the rare movies that improves upon the iconic original. Directed by Arrival and Sicario filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, the feature marks the return of former LAPD blade runner Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford). Ryan Gosling is simply known as K, the officer who’s searching for Deckard. Blade Runner 2049 opens nationwide October 6.
Critics darling Todd Haynes (Carol, Far from Heaven) is back with Wonderstruck, a storyline that follows the journey of two children living in different time periods. Julianne Moore, who previously worked with Haynes in Far From Heaven and Safe, reunites with Haynes in the feature that’s adapted by Brian Selznick’s book. Wonderstruck opens in limited release October 20.
Better Watch Out, the Harry Dean Stanton headlined Lucky, and Una (which features Carol actress Rooney Mara) are also covered on the latest episode of CinemAddicts. Take a listen below and feel free to comment!
Hell Or High Water, a film which will surely net Jeff Bridges another Oscar nomination, hits Blu-ray and DVD November 22nd via Lionsgate.
The crime-thriller centers on Toby (Chris Pine), a determined father who, along with his ex-con brother Tanner (Ben Foster) rob a collection of banks to pay for his family’s land. Bridges is Marcus, a Texas Ranger on the brink of retirement who’s hot on their trail. Directed by David Mackenzie (Starred Up, Hallam Foe), the picture was penned by Sicario scribe Taylor Sheridan.
Special features on the disc include three featurettes (“Enemies Forever: The Characters of Hell or High Water, “Visualizing the Heart of America,” “Damaged Heroes: The Performances of Hell or High Water“), the red carpet premiere of the film, and a filmmaker Q&A.
Have you seen Hell or High Water, and do you think it’s one of this year’s best films? Feel free to comment below and tell us what you think!!