Long before Liam Neeson will spearhead an English-language reboot, Hans Petter Moland’s Norwegian thriller In Order Of Disappearance will make its North American bow late next month, and today brings forth the chilling, darkly funny first trailer.
Placing Stellan Skarsgård in the icy shoes of snowplow driver Nils Dickman – an Average Joe amongst Average Joes – Moland’s intelligent, pulse-pounding feature has our unassuming hero uncover a devious crime ring whom he holds responsible for the devastating murder of his son.
First released in 2014, In Order of Disappearance has been doing the rounds across international circuits and will, finally, make its way onto these shores in August via Magnolia Pictures. Skarsgård headlines the drama, flanked by Bruno Ganz, Pål Sverre Hagen, Jakob Oftebro, and Game of Thrones star Kristofer Hivju.
Our exclusive poster reveal pegged Hans Petter Moland’s action-comedy as an unusual blend of Fargo and Death Wish. That’s something that comes across in spades with today’s first trailer, and we’re eagerly anticipating In Order Of Disappearance hitting theaters on August 26. It’ll also premiere via on Demand, Amazon Video and iTunes.
Introverted and hard-working snowplow driver Nils has just been named “Citizen of the Year” when he receives news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Disbelieving the official report, Nils soon uncovers evidence of the young man’s murder—a victim in a turf war between the local crime boss, known as “The Count,” and his Serbian rivals. Armed with heavy machinery and a good dose of beginner’s luck, Nils embarks upon a quest for revenge that soon escalates into a full-blown underworld gang war, with the body count spiraling ever higher and higher.