The follow up to 2015’s atmospheric crime thriller Sicario, has received its very first trailer in the lead up to the film’s release in 2018.
Sicario 2: Soldado, features returning stars Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro (Matt Graver and a very trigger happy Alejandro Gillick respectively). As they team up once more to combat the escalating drug war between the U.S and the Mexican Cartels.
Its predecessor, directed by Denis Villeneuve, followed Emily Blunt’s FBI Agent Kate Macer. As she is enlisted by a government task force to assist in taking down one of the powerful cartels. The film was a massive critical success – with many praising the cinematography of Roger Deakins, Villeneuve’s direction and Blunt’s performance.
Along with the returning Brolin and Del Toro is screenwriter Taylor Sheridan – who penned the script for the sequel. Taking the director’s chair is Italian filmmaker Stefano Sollima (Suburra, Gommorah)
While many will consider this to be studio ‘cash grab’, the new teaser trailer for Soldado does exhibit some familiar visuals and tones in comparison to the original. Only time will tell if it can enhance the already compelling story told back in 2015….
Sicario 2: Solado arrives in U.K theatres on June 29th 2018.
After discovering that drug cartels are smuggling terrorists across the US border, the CIA sends Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) and former undercover operative Alejandro Gillick (Benicio del Toro) to eliminate the problem. Along the way, Alejandro revisits his old nemesis to settle scores.