Liam Neeson doing Taken on a snowplow? Count us in. Ahead of the release of Hunter Killer next week, Lionsgate/Summit has prepped the first trailer for Cold Pursuit (formerly known as Hard Powder), a serious-seeming remake of the 2014 Norwegian black comedy In Order of Disappearance starring Stellan Skarsgard (both films are directed by Hans Petter Moland). The new look has been confirmed by Deluxe/Technicolor to play attached to US/Canada copies of the Gerard Butler/Gary Oldman submarine thriller, so the online release should take place in the days ahead! We will have the trailer here as soon as it drops.
Quiet family man and hard-working snowplow driver Nels is the lifeblood of a glitzy resort town in the Rocky Mountains because he is the one who keeps the winter roads clear. He and his wife live in a comfortable cabin away from the tourists. The town has just awarded him “Citizen of the Year.” But Nels has to leave his quiet mountain life when his son is murdered by a powerful drug lord. As a man who has nothing to lose he is stoked by a drive for vengeance. This unlikely hero uses his hunting skills and transforms from an ordinary man into a skilled killer as he sets out to dismantle the cartel. Nels’ actions ignite a turf war between a manically unpredictable gangster known as Viking and a Native American gang boss. Justice is served in one final spectacular confrontation that will leave (almost) no one unscathed.
Starring Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Emmy Rossum and Tom Bateman, the film is released February 8 in the United States, followed by February 22 in the UK.
(Featured image from The Grey via /Film.)