Alex Cross trailer, goodbye Freeman hello psycho Fox
The Rob Cohen directed Alex Cross film has arrived and there are two very interesting things that hit you when you watch it, well three if you count the fact that Morgan Freeman has been replaced by Tyler Perry as Alex Cross. The first is that Matthew Fox looks like one creepy killer, and the second is that the trailer really didn't have to deliver so many mini-reveals to be intriguing.
Seriously, you might not want to watch this if you'd like some of those little surprise moments to hit you in the film like the answer to the character's question of how he's getting in the building or just when he's cornered how is he going to escape, that kind of thing.
I think it's a little bit annoying that those behind the trailer have felt the need to show so much of the mini-reveals. It doesn't add anything to the trailer for they don't work out of context and aren't required to make it work.
All that is needed is the crazy looking Matthew Fox and the building of the relationship between he and Cross and it would be all that was needed. Of course it would also need to point out that Morgan Freeman isn't Alex Cross anymore, it's Tyler Perry.
Here's the blurb for the new Alex Cross:
After Washington DC detective Alex Cross is told that a family member has been murdered, he vows to track down the killer. He soon discovers that she was not his first victim and that things are not what they seem.
It's not just Tyler Perry and the mean looking Matthew Fox that star, there's also Jean Reno, Rachel Nichols, Edward Burns, Giancarlo Esposito and John C. McGinley. It's a good looking line-up and despite the trailer revealing a couple of little moments that you might like to see in the film it is looking strong.
I guess the only thing is that Rob Cohen is directing and that would make you think of action film more than thriller, something that plays out in one of the scenes where there's a bazooka involved.
Here's the trailer which comes through The Hollywood Reporter:
I wonder, is this Matthew Fox's time to put Lost behind him?