Here’s the second trailer for “Righteous Kill”, the cop drama starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. Previous plot descriptions made them seem like competing cops, but new plotlines make them out to be longtime partners. The movie, about a vigilante serial killer ala Dexter, co-stars Carla Gugino, rapper .50 Cents, and former New Kids on the Block bad boy Donnie Wahlberg. Check out the second trailer for the movie below.
A pair of veteran New York City police detectives are on the trail of a vigilante serial killer. After 30 years as partners in the pressure cooker environment of the NYPD, highly decorated Detectives David Fisk and Thomas Cowan should be ready for retirement, but aren’t. Before they can hang up their badges, they are called in to investigate the murder of a notorious pimp, which appears to have ties to a case they solved years before. Like the original murder, the victim is a suspected criminal whose body is found accompanied by a four line poem justifying the killing. When additional crimes take place, it becomes clear the detectives are looking for a serial killer, one who targets criminals that have fallen through the cracks of the judicial system. His mission is to do what the cops can’t do on their own–take the culprits off the streets for good. The similarities between the recent killings and their earlier case raise a nagging question: Did they put the wrong man behind bars?
When I first heard the plot description for the movie, and saw the first trailer and images, I immediately thought I knew the film’s plot twist and identity of the killer. I’m not sure, but it seems kind of obvious, doesn’t it?
Get righteous September 12, 2008.