Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for their upcoming crime thriller The Nice Guys. Described as either a comedy with action or a thriller with jokes by director Shane Black, the film follows a team-up between a hired enforcer and down-on-his-luck private detective as they solve a case involving a missing girl and a dead porn star, leading them to uncover a conspiracy in 1977 Los Angeles.
The debut, red band trailer for this film delivered on everything Shane Black is known for and more; profanity, humor, wit, action, and visuals. At the time, it was one of the best trailer I’d seen, something that is a damn good time every time I watch it. While this new trailer does tone it down a bit, it’s still just as good of a time. It’s loaded with smartass gags and style, but perhaps its best element is the brilliant pairing of Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling. Definitely a little bit of an unexpected comedic duo, but clearly the two are completely embracing it and having quite a bit of fun while doing it.
I’ve become a pretty big fan of Black as of late. I just watched Kiss Kiss Bang Bang for the first time late last year and while it isn’t my favorite, I applaud him for what he tried to achieve with Iron Man 3. I’ll always be in for anything Black touches, such as his upcoming Predator movie, but I get more excited when I hear he’s going back to his wheelhouse, which is exactly what
The Nice Guys is.
Watch the new trailer below and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. Are you just as excited as I am or are you still looking for a little bit more from Black’s latest? The Nice Guys hits theaters May 20th, 2016 and stars Russel Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Kim Basinger, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley, and Ty Simpkins.
Set in 1970s Los Angeles, down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Ryan Gosling) and hired enforcer Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power.