The Comic-Con teaser package for Scott Stewart’s humankind-is-in-deep-shit-with-God actioner Legion has arrived online, and it’s not exactly pulling its punches.
This extended, redband (that’s 18’s and over; sorry kiddywinks) slice of the film delivers a stonking five minutes of footage, about ninety percent of which is action, which certainly explains what got its Comic Con audience so excited a few weeks back. You can see the trailer on MySpace if you can punch in a date longer than 18 years ago with good conscience.
The plot goes that God has had it with humanity, so sends down his legion of angels to bring about the Apocalypse, led naturally enough by the Archangel Gabriel (Kevin Durand). Only the Archangel Michael (Bettany) has the angel equivalent of cojones to go against God’s will, so he drops to earth, hacks off his wings, and locates the not-quite born Second Coming, who is currently residing in the womb of Mojave desert diner waitress Charlie (Adrianne Palicki). There, they hole up along with diner regulars Charles S Dutton, Dennis Quaid, Tyrese Gibson and some people who’ll probably die in creative ways to stave off the attack.