The first teaser trailer for the upcoming Shia LaBeouf war drama has been released, in what looks like a powerhouse performance from the actor.
According to the film’s IMDB synopsis, it’s set in post-apocalyptic America, however this first trailer didn’t really convey much of that setting in my opinion, but rather it just looked like a standard war-time setting with a really cold colour grade.
Either way we’ll find out more once consecutive trailers are released, however it does look quite intriguing from this first teaser, and Shia LaBeouf looks to be in top form for this role.
Man Down looks like it will look into the effects of post traumatic stress syndrome that some soldiers face after returning from war, while telling the story of LaBeouf’s character’s search for his missing family.
The film also stars Australia’s Jai Courtney, who has yet to realise his full potential in Hollywood in my opinion, however this could be the film that really shows us what he’s made of.
It’s directed by Dito Montiel, whose past credits include the Channing Tatum-led films Fighting and The Son of No One – both of which received an average reception.
The film is out on 2 December 2016 in the USA and you can check out the teaser trailer and poster for the film below.
The official synopsis for the film is as follows:
When U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer (Shia LaBeouf) returns home from his tour in Afghanistan, he finds that the place he once called home is no better than the battlefields he fought on overseas. Accompanied by his best friend Devin Roberts (Jai Courtney), a hardnosed marine whose natural instinct is to shoot first and ask questions later, he searches desperately for the whereabouts of his estranged son, Jonathan (Charlie Shotwell) and wife, Natalie (Kate Mara). In their search, the two intercept Charles (Clifton Collins Jr.), a man carrying vital information about the whereabouts of Gabriel’s family. As we revisit the past, we are guided in unraveling the puzzle of Gabriel’s experience and what will eventually lead us to finding his family. The psychological suspense thriller MAN DOWN also stars Gary Oldman.