New ‘Hardcore Henry’ Trailer

hardcore henrySomeone send GoPro a bouquet of flowers, because otherwise this film would not have been possible. Hardcore Henry has come a long way since it’s humble IndieGoGo campaign, because the internet is lining up to board the hype train.

Hardcore Henry is a balls-to-the-wall action film shot entirely from the first person perspective – like a mashup of Enter the Void and The Raid. So if you’re a fan of first person shooters, then this is the film that you’ve been waiting for!

As regards the storyline, here’s the official synopsis:

“Strap in. Hardcore Henry is one of the most unflinchingly original wild-rides to hit the big screen in a long time:  You remember nothing. Mainly because you’ve just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who’s got her? His name’s Akan (Danila Kozlovsky); he’s a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You’re also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy (Sharlto Copley.) He may be on your side, but you aren’t sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You’re likely going to need it…”

While the premise does sound like something straight out of a B-movie from twenty-five years ago, the footage is – undeniably – something to marvel at.

The mastermind behind this project is Russian filmmaker Ilya Naishuller, who you may remember as the director of this video…

Hardcore Henry premiered at the Toronto Internation Film Festival last September, and was subsequently bought for $10 million.

The film is due to be released on the 8th of April in the US.

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