Alex Cross Trailer: Matthew Fox Goes Full-On D'Onofrio

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Alex Cross Trailer: Matthew Fox Goes Full-On D'Onofrio

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | June 26, 2012 | Comments ()


This could've been such a great movie. I know that James Patterson is something of a shit-one-out a week crime fiction writer (Fact: One of every 15 bestsellers sold in the United States in a James Patterson novel), but I also know that plenty of folks have an attachment to the Alex Cross series. And when you think of replacing Morgan Freeman with a younger model, no one thinks Tyler Perry. Morgan Freeman shits Tyler Perrys for breakfast.

In fact, Idris Elba was originally set to play Alex Cross in the film, but he was booted. Not because of creative differences, and not because of scheduling conflicts. The producers tossed Elba asides because the opportunity to get Tyler Perry arose, and they acted quickly to push out Elba for what they thought would be the more commercial choice (meanwhile, Elba's star has risen exponentially thanks to "Luther," Thor, and Prometheus, while Perry's latest films have soured at the box office).

All well. I guess if you're going to get Tyler Perry, you need an equally hacky director, which they've found in Rob Cohen (Stealth, xXx, The Skulls) and a TV actor as the main villain. How does Matthew Fox look in the role? Amusingly evil, as in: Laugh-your-ass-off bad guy. In fact, he may be the B-movie successor to Vincent D'Onofrio, which means he's probably about two years from filling the void left by Billy Zane after some Tarantino motherfucker resurrects Zane's career.

Here's the trailer. It's laughable, but almost in a good way.

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  • belovedcunt

    Actually, that's not a picture from the movie - it's Matthew Fox making his girlfriend tap out.

  • So....Springtime for Hitler scam? Springtime for Hitler scam.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    That's the first time I've seen Tyler Perry out of drag.

  • Pookie

    I agree with you Rowles, Perry was an odd choice.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    And here I had hoped that that particular movie franchise had died with Along came a spider.

  • erich

    goddammit. I love the Alex Cross books, but this looks pretty terrible. Tyler Perry is NOT Alex Cross.

  • MG

    Dr. Cox eats Tyler Perry for breakfast.

  • PyD

    the wussed out by not having it
    don't cross Alex Cross, or you'll make him cross
    are we getting this across?

  • Drake

    Tyler Perry looks more badass as Madea. This looked like a trailer one might find on Funny or Die.

  • stardust

    I see Matthew Fox still thinks widening his eyes and flaring his nostrils counts for acting. If we're lucky we'll get to see the other end of his emoting spectrum - the teary eyes while looking every direction but forward with the foot-to-foot shuffle.

  • hapl0

    I guess no one learned from the Jamie Foxx experiment.

  • phase10

    You can't show how much of a badass Fox is, and then expect me to believe Perry will beat him in a fight at the end.

    Not sold.

  • Groundloop

    ZANE!! You were the bomb in The Phantom yo!

  • TheMudshark

    What kind of coked up shitweasel would replace Idris Elba with this Babyface?

  • Seany D

    This is one of the most poorly edited trailers I've seen in a very long time.

  • zeke_the_pig

    'Morgan Freeman shits Tyler Perrys for breakfast.'
    I never thought the day would come that this combination of words would flow from my fingers, but: God I hope Morgan Freeman becomes chronically constipated.

  • Frank Booth

    This looks like a glorified TV show. No clich├ęs were left behind putting this turd together.

  • bleujayone

    "How you gonna convince me to leave Detroit?"'s....DETROIT?!?!?!? Is there really any other argument needed? I mean it's not like he proposing they move to Calcutta. Nahhh. I'd rather stay in a dying and decaying city with a shrinking population, crumbling infrastructure, massive unemployment and one of the highest violent crime rates in the country.

    Let's try that scene again...

    "Baby, I got a job offer as an FBI profiler, but we're going to have to move from Detr-"

    "Forget the packing! We can buy all new stuff when we get there!"

  • Lindzgrl

    He needs to be put on the steam cycle.

  • TheOtherGreg

    Choosing Tyler Perry over Idris Elba? I hope a lot of overpaid executives and recent MBAs lost their jobs over that.

  • southworth

    Hmmm... A dangerously insane serial killer targets the family of the cop investigating his crimes. Where have I seen this befoTHIS MOVIE HAS BEEN MADE 50,000 TIMES.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    Is Madea the spunky, no-nonsense side kick? Will she be telling some one to "call the po-po, ho?"

  • d

    jesus christ if that was true I would totally see the movie

  • Guest

    Elba dodged a bullet-timed hollow-point.

  • bel

    So so many questions...
    really??? ''don't ever cross alex cross''? that's the tagline?

    Also, Matthew Fox, why would anyone turn into that? and how? steroids and eating only saccharin?

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