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I’ve known about this title for a while know, but to be perfectly honest, I don’t know why I’ve slept on this one for so long. I really don’t. Having just watched the trailer for Tony Krantz’s upcoming noir-inspired thriller “The Big Bang” for the third time, I’m honestly ashamed of myself for not having checked it out sooner. For some bizarre reason, the name Antonio Banderas does absolutely nothing for me, despite the fact that “Desperado” has a major effect on my love of violent, over-the-top action flicks. But don’t take my word for it, my fellow skeptics — take a gander at the embedded clip and see for yourselves. I think you’ll be as surprised as I was. Or roundabouts, anyway.
Before we continue, a plot synopsis:
Late one night, Los Angeles private investigator, Ned Cruz (Antonio Banderas) gets a visit from a recently paroled Russian boxer with an intriguing job offer: find Lexie, his missing girlfriend—and the 30-million dollar stash of diamonds she’s hiding.
As Detective Cruz sets out to find her, the clues send him into the city’s seediest corners, from a Hollywood action star with a dirty little secret (James Van Der Beek), to an enterprising porn producer who takes a personal interest in his own work (Snoop Dogg), and a kinky waitress with an unusual fetish for particle physics (Autumn Reeser). Lexie proves to be as elusive as she is beautiful and Cruz becomes obsessed with finding her. With time running out, Cruz discovers the trail leads to reclusive billionaire (Sam Elliott), and his physicist (Jimmi Simpson), intent on recreating The Big Bang underneath the New Mexico desert.
Tailed by a trio of cops also looking to find the missing diamonds, and with the body count piling up, Cruz soon realizes that what appeared to be a standard missing person’s case is anything but, and could quite possibly bring about the end of the world as we know it.
“The Big Bang”, which also stars Sienna Guillory, Thomas Kretschmann, William Fichtner, Sam Elliott, Delroy Lindo, Jimmi Simpson, James Van Der Beek, Snoop Dogg, and Bill Duke, should arrive on DVD and Blu-ray later this year, courtesy of the folks over at Anchor Bay. The trailer, as well as two strangely alluring posters, lie below
via Cinema Blend
UPDATE: Swapped the previous two “unofficial” posters with the official one below. Click to enlarge.