Keeping the crazy out of the conversation for now, Shia LaBeouf has maintained a solid career over the years. Many think he’s as wacky as he comes, which might be the case, but if you go down the list of films, as well as his performances, he’s been in quite a good place ever since finishing his run with Michael Bay’s gigantic fighting robot franchise. Yes, there’s been some unusual off-set shenanigans, but even I can’t deny how strong he’s been in some roles over the years.
In fact, his best work has come in the last few years, and it looks like Man Down might be added to that list come December. Man Down, which is directed by Dito Montiel and also stars Kate Mara and Jai Courtney, follows former U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer (LaBeouf) as he desperately searches for the whereabouts of his son in post-apocalyptic America. Although there’s a ton going on in the trailer, it’s pretty fantastic. In an age where we get wasteland-esque post-apocalyptic films, Man Down looks like an indie version of that, focusing on the narrative rather than the scale and setting. Don’t get me wrong, it will no doubt feature moments of a dystopian future, but the trailer gives us a great vibe that we’ll get much from the story and its characters.
Watch the new trailer below and let us know your thoughts on it in the comments. What did you think? What is your opinion on LaBeouf? After watching, did the trailer get you (more) interested in this film? Dito Montiel’s Man Down has a limited December 2nd, 2016 release date and stars Shia LaBeouf, Kate Mara, Jai Courtney, Clifton Collins Jr., and Gary Oldman.
When U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer (Shia LaBeouf) returns home from his tour in Afghanistan, he finds that the place he once called home is no better than the battlefields he fought on overseas. Accompanied by his best friend Devin Roberts (Jai Courtney), a hardnosed marine whose natural instinct is to shoot first and ask questions later, he searches desperately for the whereabouts of his estranged son, Jonathan (Charlie Shotwell) and wife, Natalie (Kate Mara). In their search, the two intercept Charles (Clifton Collins), a man carrying vital information about the whereabouts of Gabriel’s family. As we revisit the past, we are guided in unraveling the puzzle of Gabriel’s experience and what will eventually lead us to finding his family.