L'immortel French trailer online
Jean Reno stars in L'immortel, and the French language trailer is online now, and looking incredibly intriguing. The story is pretty straight up, but for fans of Reno it'll make you drool for some of his best roles.
However the trailer has something of a different tone to what you might expect, it's considered and gives a slightly different feel to the film you might expect from the blurb. Let me hit you with that blurb first.
Jean Reno plays Charly Matteï, a man who was once a member of the Marseille mafia. Once he was a brutal and dangerous man, but now he's going straight and has done for some three years, living with his wife and child forgetting what has gone before. Someone hasn't though, and one morning masked gunmen shot him and leave him for dead, with twenty two bullets inside of him it's a miracle he survives, but not for the men who shot him or his boss.
The story comes from Franz-Olivier Giesbert's novel of the same name (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com), adapted by Richard Berry, Alexandre de La Patellière and Mathieu Delaporte with the actor Richard Berry directing the film. None of that means anything to me to be honest, the names nor the novel, but they are the people who made the film, not Besson. For me the trailer and the fact that Reno is leading the film are what count so far, Besson's company may have produced, but it's these guys who made the film.
Either way I think the trailer looks pretty damn good, don't you?