Man on a Ledge trailer
Man on a Ledge is an interesting trailer. It's a film about a man who is, quite literally and figuratively, on a ledge. He walks out onto the ledge of a twenty story building threatening to kill himself saying that he's been setup to take the fall for a burglary he didn't commit, and it's a big burglary too.
He's the distraction, as while he's on the ledge and tying up the police, his team are breaking into the place where he's alleged to have carried out the burglary to find the evidence to prove him innocent. However SWAT are eager for their takedown and the crew are up against some of the toughest security they've ever faced.
Sounds good doesn't it? Even despite some of the clichés in the story that pop through the trailer you do get a strong feeling of the tension and excitement in the film.
Plus there's a good cast to reel off for Man on a Ledge. Sam Worthington is the man on the aforementioned ledge, the lovely Elizabeth Banks is the policewoman trying to talk him down, Ed Harris is the man who framed the thief, Kyra Sedgwick a news reporter, Jamie Bell part of the crew, and other names include Anthony Mackie, Edward Burns, William Sadler and the awesome actor Titus Welliver who has to have the coolest name on the planet.
Director Asger Leth has lined up a good cast and what looks like a strong film judging from the trailer, he previously directed the documentary Ghosts of Cité Soleil. Jon and Erich Hoeber, Chris Gorak and Pablo F. Fenjves have all had their hands in the script, and that gives us previous scripts such as Right at your Door, Red and Whiteout (Filmstalker review).
Here's the blurb for Man on a Ledge:
An ex-cop and now wanted fugitive (Sam Worthington) stands on the ledge of a high-rise building while a hard-living New York Police Department hostage negotiator (Elizabeth Banks) tries to talk him down. The longer they are on the ledge, the more she realizes that he might have an ulterior objective.
Now here's the trailer. I'm seeing some other films referenced in here, but there's plenty to make it stand out on its own. I wonder if the film will live up to what the trailer is promising.