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After Kevin Bacon “steals” his wife Liv Tyler, Rainn Wilson’s Everyman schmuck decides to become a superhero, and thus, the Crimson Bolt is born! His weapon of choice? A huge ass wrench. Anyways, that’s the general premise of James Gunn’s “Super”, which has finally surfaced with a trailer as it preps to show at SXSW next week. Weird how we’ve gotten clips from the movie, but it’s taken the film this long to come up with a trailer. And oh yeah, Nathan Fillion is in this thing, too. Didn’t know that until now. Via Yahoo.
When sad-sack loser Frank sees his ex-addict wife willingly snatched by a seductive drug dealer, he finds himself bereft and wholly unable to cope. But soon he decides to fight back under the guise of a DIY superhero called Crimson Bolt. With a hand-made suit, a wrench, and a crazed sidekick named Boltie, the Crimson Bolt beats his way through the mean streets of crime in hopes of saving his wife. The rules were written a long time ago: You are not supposed to molest children, cut lines or key cars; if you do, prepare to face the wrath of the Crimson Bolt!
Starring Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon, Gregg Henry, Michael Rooker, Andre Royo, Sean Gunn, Stephen Blackehart and directed by James Gunn.
The Bolt shuts up crime April 1, 2011.
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