Universal Pictures has released yet another red band trailer for MacGruber, the Saturday Night Live sketch turned badass action movie that made its unfinished debut at SXSW this year. That is where I saw it, and that is where I was convinced that director Jorma Taccone and his writing partners John Solomon and Will Forte (who stars as the titular character) have created one of the funniest movies you may see this year. There is action, adventure, sex, Kristen Wiig (always a plus), a villain with a deliciously absurd name, and of course, throats being ripped. I can’t imagine a world in which this movie does not capture the heart of our own Robert Fure, if you know what I mean.
The new red band trailer, a fancy synopsis and some new images can be found below. MacGruber hits theaters May 21, 2010.
Only one American hero has earned the rank of Green Beret, Navy SEAL and Army Ranger. Just one operative has been awarded 16 purple hearts, 3 Congressional Medals of Honor and 7 presidential medals of bravery. And only one guy is man enough to still sport a mullet. In 2010, Will Forte brings Saturday Night Live’s clueless soldier of fortune to the big screen in the action comedy MacGruber.
In the 10 years since his fiancée was killed, special op MacGruber has sworn off a life of fighting crime with his bare hands. But when he learns that his country needs him to find a nuclear warhead that’s been stolen by his sworn enemy, Dieter Von Cunth (Val Kilmer), MacGruber figures he’s the only one tough enough for the job.
Assembling an elite team of experts—Lt. Dixon Piper (Ryan Phillippe) and Vicki St. Elmo (Kristen Wiig)—MacGruber will navigate an army of assassins to hunt down Cunth and bring him to justice. His methods may be unorthodox. His crime scenes may get messy. But if you want the world saved right, you call in MacGruber.