Soldiers of Fortune trailer sees the rich pay for combat
I was quite surprised that this film carried so many recognisable faces but then it does sound like a rather fun idea. The deal is that very rich people can pay to be part of a small revolution and experience war and combat first hand allegedly without any harm coming to them. Well that's what the advert says anyway.
However when a group of millionaires and their former U.S. Special Forces chaperone come into real combat they discover that this isn't quite the truth. Interesting idea, and a surprising cast too.
The film comes from a group of relative newcomers to feature films with director Maxim Korostyshevsky and three writers Alexandre Coscas, Robert Crombie and Joe Kelbley. So we should perhaps let the blurb and the trailer speak for themselves, and they do that pretty well.
Although first up, let's have a look at that cast list. Sean Bean, James Cromwell, Colm Meaney, Dominic Monaghan, Ving Rhames, Freddy Rodríguez and Christian Slater all star, and that in itself is a sudden eye opener.
Here's the blurb for Soldier of Fortune:
Captain Craig McKenzie (Christian Slater), a former US special forces soldier, is hired to protect a group of millionaires who want to experience firsthand the kicks and thrills of war. However, the mission goes horribly wrong, and the men get a lot more than they bargained for.
Okay, now here's the trailer which comes through TrailerAddict. See what you think but I rather like the fact that there's a little bit of Expendables feel to it coupled with this idea of the rich and powerful buying their way into action, and then there's the cast who seem like a strange bunch to pull together, but then again...