Whiteout Further Demonstrates the Death of Noir
A couple of months back, we debuted the teaser trailer for Whiteout, a Kate Beckinsale movie based a Greg Rucka graphic novel. I liked the teaser trailer quite a bit, because it suggested that the movie was little more than a small serial killer murder mystery set in Antarctica, which is hardly the ideal climate for a serial killer (everyone knows they prefer Miami). The new trailer, however, suggests much more: A big planes-crashing explosions in the snow action pic, which may or may not involve a monster or a conspiracy theory (based on the trailer).
I shouldn’t have expected anymore from Dominic Sena (Swordfish, Gone in 60 Seconds), I suppose. But for a while, it was nice to believe that they’d set a James Ellroy type mystery in Antarctica. Not so much, although — since Kate Beckinsale would otherwise be covered in layers of clothing — Sena certainly didn’t pass up the one opportunity he’d have to feature some Beckinsale skin: In the shower.
Damn it. Would it kill somebody to set a cool noir flick in Antarctica? Hell, at this point, I’d just take a cool noir flick.
Here’s the trailer: