Comic-Con Trailer: Drive Angry 3D

Posted July 26th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Comic-Con brought the debut footage and trailer for Drive Angry 3D. The film stars Nicolas Cage as a man pushed to the edge by the killing of his daughter and kidnapping of her baby and the subsequent rampage he goes on, and also features Amber Heard and William Fichtner. While understandably audiences have gotten skeptical about 3D the movies that are filming in the format (and not utilizing post-conversion) are the ones to keep an eye on. Drive Angry was completely filmed in 3D and it shows. This however is not the full trailer that was put on display at the convention, just a small snippet of the complete one.

In the newest 3D action-adventure from the director of MY BLOODY VALENTINE, DRIVE ANGRY stars Nicolas Cage as Milton, a hardened felon who has broken out of hell for one last chance at redemption. Intent on stopping a vicious cult who murdered his daughter, he has three days to stop them before they sacrifice her baby beneath a full moon.

He’s joined by Piper (Amber Heard) – a young, sexy waitress who liberates her ex-boyfriend’s cherry-red muscle car in order to help Milton. Now, the two of them are hot on the trail of the deadly leader of the cult, Jonah King (Billy Burke), who believes it is his destiny to use the baby to unleash hell on earth.

But the bloodthirsty cult is the least of Milton’s problems. The police are after him too. And worse, an enigmatic killer known only as “The Accountant” – who has been sent by the Devil to retrieve Milton and deliver him back to hell. With wicked cunning and hypnotic savagery, the Accountant will relentlessly pursue Milton at high speed across the country until his mission is accomplished.

Fueled by high octane and pure rage, Milton must use his anger to go beyond all human limits to avenge his daughter’s murder, before his last chance at redemption is revoked.

I came away from the panel intrigued by Drive Angry 3D with its unrelenting over-the-top nature of the action. The 3D specifically was legit, it really enhanced everything on the screen providing some additional depth and cool imagery without being a distraction. Drive Angry 3D is slated to release on February 11 2011.