Let’s face it, when director David Leitch’s Atomic Blonde premiered at the SouthBySouthWest fetival earlier this year, it exploded onto the scene. This film, adapting the comic series The Coldest City, didn’t seem to be on anyone’s radar, but after that first screening, it was all anyone could talk about. The buzz was so strong on the film that Focus Features quickly brought the film’s general release date forward a few weeks out of the dog days of August to its current July 28 spot.
This new trailer, the first one for general audiences, plays up the film’s stylish look and dry wit while downplaying the previous trailer’s violence. As for the story, that looks as if it will a twisty, turn-y and sometimes steamy trip through the world of espionage.
Here’s the studio synopsis –
Oscar® winner Charlize Theron explodes into summer in Atomic Blonde, a breakneck action-thriller that follows MI6’s most lethal assassin through a ticking time bomb of a city simmering with revolution and double-crossing hives of traitors.
The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.
A blistering blend of sleek action, gritty sexuality and dazzling style, Atomic Blonde is directed by David Leitch (John Wick, upcoming Deadpool 2). Also starring John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella and Toby Jones, the film is based on the Oni Press graphic novel series “The Coldest City,” by Antony Johnston & illustrator Sam Hart. Kurt Johnstad (300) wrote the screenplay.