Want to see something totally badass? How about a look at the new trailer for District 13: Ultimatum, released today by Magnet Releasing and Apple. As I’ve been telling you since I saw the film at Fantastic Fest, there’s something to all of this Parkour in France. Producer Luc Besson has once again delivered action that is high-octane and relentless. And sure, the second film mimics the story of the first, but you won’t care half way through, as you watch Cyril Rafaelli kicking serious ass. Official synopsis, trailer and release info are below.
Two years have passed since elite police officer Damien Tomasso (Cyril Raffaelli) teamed up with reformed vigilante Leito (parkour originator David Belle) to save the notorious District 13, a racially charged ghetto populated by violent drug dealing gangs and vicious killers. Despite government promises to maintain order, the state of the district has deteriorated, and a group of corrupt cops and elected officials are conspiring to cause civil unrest in D13, looking for an excuse to raze the area and cash in on its redevelopment. Now Damian and Leito must join forces again, and use their mastery of martial arts and their unique physical skills to bring peace to the neighborhood by any means necessary… before a proposed nuclear air-strike wipes it off the map. With bone crunching fights and death defying leaps, this adrenaline charged sequel takes the groundbreaking parkour action from District B13 to thrilling new heights.
District 13: Ultimatum is the fourth film in Magnet Releasing’s “Six Shooter Film Series V2,” a series of six films focusing specifically on action cinema, featuring some of the most exciting action films available today from around the globe. District 13: Ultimatum will be preceded by RED CLIFF, ONG BAK 2: THE BEGINNING and BRONSON, with two other films to follow over the coming months including THE WARLORDS.
District 13 Ultimatum from Magnet Releasing premieres on VOD, Amazon and Xbox Live on January 1, 2010 and in theaters February 5, 2010.