Russell Mulcahy (Resident Evil: Extinction, The Scorpion King 2), who can charitably be described as a lousy director, has teamed up with Thomas Jane for a flick called, Give Em Hell, Malone. The logline is as bland and upchucky as you’d imagine from a Mulcahy and Jane flick — “A tough as nails private investigator (Malone) squares off with gangsters and their thugs to protect a valuable secret. Malone goes through hell to protect the information but he dishes some hell as well.” — but for two-and-a-half minutes, you can watch the promo reel and almost pretend that the final product will light a firecracker in your crotch.
It looks like a Grindhouse Beastie Boys video — there’s blood absolutely everywhere (NSFW). And while “Bad to the Bone,” has to be the most overused, obnoxious trailer song this side of Coldplay, it still works occasionally. This is one such occasion. I’m not sold on the movie, which comes out April 1st, but I am sold on the ultra-violent trailer.