Clive Owen’s mad as hell, and he’s not going to take it anymore. At least, that’s what I’ m taking from the trailer for his new film, The International, also starring Naomi Watts and Armin Mueller-Stahl. Watch it here.  

On the one hand, the idea that big banking controls the world and exercises a terrifying power over our economy and lives is less “plausible” and more “fact”, so the Big Bad has the potential to creep everyone out. On the other hand, the idea that Clive Owen and a rather wet-looking Naomi Watts can bring the system down is less convincing. Still, we learn from the trailer that Owen’s going to “go outside the system” to do this one, and it’s clear that he’s a maverick. With a gun. So anything could happen.

In all seriousness, given that this comes from director Tom Tykwer (he behind Perfume) it’s got a seriously strong chance of being rather good. It’s due here on March 13 of next year, so look out for it then.

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