STX Entertainment has revealed the first official trailer for their upcoming thriller Mile 22. The film marks the third collaboration between director Peter Berg and all around dude Mark Wahlberg, with Love Survivor and Deepwater Horizon being the previous two. In the film, Wahlberg stars as one of the CIA’s most prized operatives, and along with secret-tactical command team, he must transport a high priority asset along a lethal stretch of 22 enemy filled miles.
Let’s just get this out of the way now, anything Berg and Wahlberg do together I’m in for. I don’t care if it’s just them sitting down talking about a future project, I’ll purchase a $12 ticket for it. What they were able to do with both Love Survivor and Deepwater Horizon, especially the latter, is fantastic. The cool thing about this is that both get back to what they are absolutely incredible at, straight up action. And man does it look like a damn great time in the theater.
The action is pretty amazing, and it only helps when you have Iko Uwais as part of the cast. Uwais, for most who probably don’t know, is known for his role in The Raid remakes. His ability as an on screen fighter is truly second to none, which is going to result in some bonker fight scenes. Also, Lauren Cohan! We finally get to see her outside of the TV screen and away from The Walking Dead. She’s a very underrated talent and I’m extremely happy to see her finally get her shot at the big screen, especially in a role like this one.
All-in-all, I’m 100% sold on this movie. And while it is towards the back end of summer, it’s the perfect kind of summer movie. What did you think of the trailer? How about the cast? And are you a fan of Berg and Wahlberg’s films? Also starring Rhonda Rousey and John Malkovich, Mile 22 hits theaters on August 3rd.
In a visceral modern thriller from the director of Lone Survivor, Mark Wahlberg stars as James Silva, an operative of the CIA’s most highly-prized and least-understood unit. Aided by a top-secret tactical command team, Silva must retrieve and transport an asset who holds life-threatening information to Mile 22 for extraction before the enemy closes in.