'Hunter Killer' trailer: Gerard Butler stuns as submarine commander trying to save Russian president
Based on Don Keith and George Wallace’s 2012 novel 'Firing Point', 'Hunter Killer' tells the story of a submarine commander who's on a mission to save the president of Russia
Over the past few years, submarine war thrillers have come a long way towards establishing their domain as a legitimate class of movies providing thrill and enough suspense to keep one on the edge of their seats. And by the looks of it, Gerard Butler has found his calling as a star of one too. All about Russia-America relations, his upcoming submarine-war movie, 'Hunter Killer', based on Don Keith and George Wallace’s 2012 novel 'Firing Point', will tell the story of a submarine commander who's embarked on the mission to save the president of Russia. What's better? The all-star cast surrounding Butler in the film will include Gary Oldman, Common, Toby Stephens, Michael Nyqvist, Caroline Goodall and Michael Trucco.
Check out the first trailer that has been dropped. It promises some major submarine war thriller vibes, that movies like 'U-571', 'Crimson Tide', 'The Hunt for Red October', 'K-19: The Widowmaker' and many more have given off in the past.
For those still curious about what goes down in the confined spaces of the underwater vehicle, this is what the film's official synopsis reads: "Deep under the Arctic Ocean, American submarine Captain Joe Glass (Gerard Butler, Olympus Has Fallen, 300) is on the hunt for a U.S. sub in distress when he discovers a secret Russian coup is in the offing, threatening to dismantle the world order. Captain Glass must now assemble an elite group of Navy SEALs to rescue the kidnapped Russian president and sneak through enemy waters to stop World War III."
'Hunter Killer', directed by Donovan Marh, is expected to release on October 26, this year. Showing Butler in a role that tries to avoid World Ward three at any cost by firing torpedos at pretty much anything in sight, the film comes from the producers of 'Fast and Furious' and 'Olympus Has Fallen'.
So it's official; much like Gary Oldman is seen saying in the trailer "If we don't pull this off, it's going to be World War III," this movie packs a lot of promises, the deliverance of which will be decided in just two short months.