First Footage From Oliver Stone’s Savages

Last week we saw the first poster for the new Oliver Stone film, Savages. Now, only a few days later, we have the first footage from the film. The 15 second clip below continues the recent trend of “trailers for trailers” which I think is incredibly stupid. We saw it for Twilight, Total Recall, Prometheus and a number of other films recently. Apparently every studio seems to be hopping on the band wagon and as of now, this is the only chance we have to see any footage from the film.

The full trailer should be made available tomorrow and personally, I can’t wait. I know the clip below is incredibly short but I love what I see. The over-saturated photography reminds me of a Tony Scott film and I really like the visual style that Stone is going for. The film looks very exciting and a bit different than what we’re used to seeing from the famed director. I’m really interested to see more footage and the full trailer can’t come soon enough!

Based on Don Winslow’s novel about drug cartels, Savages stars Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, Benicio Del Toro, Uma Thurman, John Travolta, Demian Bichir, Salma Hayek, Joel David Moore and Emile Hirsch.

It will arrive in theatres on June 6th and you can check out the clip below.

Three-time Oscar®-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone returns to the screen with the ferocious thriller Savages, featuring the all-star ensemble cast of Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir. The film is based on Don Winslow’s best-selling crime novel that was named one of The New York Times’ Top 10 Books of 2010.

Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Johnson), a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon (Kitsch), a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry—raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia (Lively). Life is idyllic in their Southern California town…until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them.

When the merciless head of the BC, Elena (Hayek), and her brutal enforcer, Lado (Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon—with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent (Travolta)—wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high stakes, savage battle of wills.

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