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How Is This Margot Robbie Movie Not A Guy Ritchie Movie?

By Kristy Puchko | Film | March 29, 2018 |

By Kristy Puchko | Film | March 29, 2018 |


Margot Robbie has got a big year ahead of her. In the wake of her acclaimed turn as the infamous ice skater in I, Tonya, she’s popped up in the thriving (and surprisingly charming) kids pic Peter Rabbit. She’ll appear as Queen Elizabeth I in Josie Rourke’s hotly anticipated prestige pic Mary Queen of Scots. But next comes Terminal, a sultry neo-noir starring Robbie as a dynamite femme fatale.

She unveiled its first trailer on Twitter:

Here’s the official (and unhelpful) IMDB logline:

Terminal follows two assassins with a sinister mission, a fatally ill teacher, an enigmatic janitor and a waitress with a double life. Murderous consequences unravel as their lives meet at the hands of a criminal mastermind wanting revenge.

With its mood, high contrast color scheme, twisting plot of underground crime, and the inclusion of Dexter Fletcher, I assumed Terminal was an under-the-radar Guy Ritchie movie. Nope! It’s the feature debut of writer/director Vaughn Stein, who’s been working his way up the ladder pulling assistant director jobs on films like Beauty and the Beast, The Brothers Grimsby and In The Heart of The Sea. Notably, Robbie is also a producer on the project, which might explain how this first-time helmer scored the likes of Simon Pegg and Mike Myers as co-stars.

Anyhow, we’re all for Robbie as an ass-kicking femme fatale. But this looks a little been there done that a bunch, right? And what are the room’s thoughts on a bearded Simon Pegg? And did you realize this is Myers’ first film appearance since 2009’s Inglorious Basterds?


Terminal opens May 11th?

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Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.