Zombieland helmer Ruben Fleischer gives his upcoming action-comedy 30 Minutes or Less the red band trailer treatment today. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari, Nick Swardson, and Danny McBride playing the same roles they always play: anxious, snappy, incompetent, and cocky (respectively). I love the personalities at play here and am eagerly anticipating the August 12th release date.
The premise is extremely simple. Jesse Eisenberg‘s character, a do-nothing pizza delivery boy, is coerced into robbing a bank by two bumbling felons, Nick Swardson and Danny McBride. How do they get him to do it? They strap a bomb to his chest and give him nine hours to complete the deed before they press the red button. Along with his hilarious sidekick Aziz Ansari, Eisenberg and co. are prepared to take the audience on a hilarious and undoubtedly fun ride.
The film seems to sport crude comedy and intense action in equal measure. Zombieland, which was a surprise 2009 hit, featured gut-busting laughs and visceral action, so I expect Fleischer’s sophmore effort to feature more of the same.