Our relationship with Ben Wheatley has always been a smooth ride compared to some other sites but his small steps into mainstream cinema he’s quickly gathering quite a reputation. After High-Rise it seems the British filmmaker loved his time in 1970’s that his follow-up movie Free Fire he will pay homage to the decade’s gangster movie, a love letter to Martin Scorsese. Ahead of its European Premiere at the 60th BFI London Film Festival on Sunday 16th October, Sudiocanal has sent us some rather cool retro posters which all the cast have targets…“Now we’re cooking!”
Free Fire is set in 1978 Boston and centre’s around Justine (Brie Larson) who has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Cillian Murphy, Michael Smiley) and a gang led by Vernon (Sharlto Copley) and Ord (Armie Hammer) who are selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired in the handover, a heart-stopping game of survival ensues.
The Kill List was reviewed by myself which I didn’t totally hate, found it more frustrating, however, Sightseers we did love ironically loathed by some who loved The Kill List. It’s been a rollercoaster love/hate relationship with High-rise splitting our writer’s opinions . Once again our hopes and anticipations for his new are extremely high with 1970s crime thrillers one of my favourite genres.The word from Toronto Film Festival was very good, like a white knuckle edge of the seat stuff. Not every day a fairly new filmmaker gets helped by the man your movie is like a love letter to, Martin Scorsese?! With his name onboard that’s enough to get me firmly on board!
You can watch that brilliant UK trailer for Free Fire at this link.
Free Fire is set for a 31st March 2017 UK&Irish Release Date with the European Premiere next month at 60th BFI London Film Festival closing the festival this Sunday 16th October. The Movie also stars Jack Reynor,Babou Ceesay, Enzo Cilenti, Sam Riley, Noah Taylor with Patrick Bergin, Tom Davis and Mark Monero.