At first, the new red band teaser for Repo Men, a futuristic action film starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker, seems like a tired old girl. It features a story akin to that of Repo! The Genetic Opera, except without all of the singing and gothic wardrobes. A repo agent (Law) explains that in this future, you can have your organs replaced by a company called The Union. The prices are steep, but the organs work perfectly. However, if you fail to pay your bill, he and his best friend from childhood (Whitaker) will come and take it back – by force.
It is at this point where I was ready to give up, and to write off this Universal Pictures release as just another rehash of our worst fears for a future of living synthetically. Then, everything exploded into bloody mayhem. And while I’m not completely turned around, my head was turned toward Jude Law in the most badass minute of his acting life. And now, I’m interested. The question is whether the final product will be more side A (boring) or side B (bloody awesome). Time will tell.
Repo Men is from rookie director Miguel Sapochnik and also stars Liev Schrieber, Alice Braga and Carice Van Houten. It is in theaters April 2, 2010. The red band trailer is below for your inspection, courtesy of MySpace.
In this futuristic action-thriller, humans have extended and improved our lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs created by a company called The Union. The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don’t pay your bill, The Union sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property… with no concern for your comfort or survival. Jude Law plays Remy, one of the best organ repo men in the business.