"If you're willing to do the work, you can do anything. That's what makes the U.S.A. great," notes Mark Wahlberg's character in "Pain and Gain."
Michael Bay did the work for the new film; four years ago, he told MTV that "Pain and Gain" was a "a 'Pulp Fiction'-type of movie." Cut to this week, and that Bay's prediction looks pretty darn accurate, at least judging by the new "Pain and Gain" red band trailer and this tweet by THR reporter Borys Kit.
Based on a series of Miami New Times articles, "Pain and Gain" focuses on three lunkheads (Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie) who kidnap a rich businessman (Tony Shaloub) and extort him out of thousands of dollars. Things go awry as they often do in stories like this, putting the film's "heroes" in harm's way. (Johnson's character loses his toe.)
"People I've shown it to, literally the first thing they say is, 'That is really original,'" Bay told HuffPost Entertainment last year. "A bunch of people have said that right off of the bat. So, whatever that means. Because when you direct it, you're kind of inside of it and it's hard to see it. It's quirky, it's funny, it's twisted -- but you get a lot of character in it. To me, there's an underlying current of, 'No one is happy with what they've got.' That's why I've always liked it and it has always appealed to me."
What Bay has got is a career of blockbusters like "Armageddon" and "Transformers"; if "Pain and Gain" lives up to those "Pulp Fiction" comparisons, however, perhaps he'll make his own American dream come true.
Watch the red band trailer for "Pain and Gain" above. The film arrives in theaters on April 26.
Bad Boys - Trailer
Two hip detectives protect a murder witness while investigating a case of stolen heroin. Release Date: April 7, 1995
The Rock Trailer
The Rock Trailer (1996)
Remember to watch my other trailers! :) One of my first fanmade trailer. the 1998 disastor movie Armageddon produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Michael Bay is still one of my all time favorite movies... enjoy! :D Seen in retrospective this trailer does show a little too much and is a little too long - as I've written it is one of my first fanmade trailers. I would still claim, that if you haven't seen the movie, the trailer isn't ruining the experience :) Also see my blog daneimp.blogspot.com Music: at 1:18 - Trailblazing by Steve Jablonsky at 2:00 - More than a man by Epic score at 2:26 - Trevor Rabin - Evacuation (from the OST) Remember to watch my other trailers! :)
Pearl Harbor - Official® Trailer [HD]
Release Date: May 25, 2001 Pearl Harbor is the classic story of the Japanese attack as told through the eyes of two boyhood friends, now serving as officers in the Army Air Corps. Rafe is an energetic young pilot who is selected to fly with the British in Europe while the United States is still not at war. After Rafe is shot down and presumed killed, Danny comforts Rafe's former lover, Evelyn, and the two draw closer. However, when Rafe turns up alive, the two former friends become enemies, and it is through the turmoil of Pearl Harbor that the two may reconcile their differences. Cast: Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale, Alec Baldwin, Jaime King, William Lee Scott, Ewen Bremner, Jennifer Garner, Jon Voight, Cuba Gooding Jr., Michael Shannon, Mako, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Dan Aykroyd, Tom Sizemore Studio: Touchstone Pictures Director: Michael Bay Screenwriter: Randall Wallace Genre: Action, Drama, Romance Official Website: Not Available
Bad Boys II - Theatrical trailer
Bad Boys II - Theatrical trailer. North American theatrical released date: July 18, 2003.
The Island - Teaser trailer
The Island - Teaser trailer. North American theatrical released date: July 22, 2005.
Teaser trailer for the live-action Transformers movie to be released in 2007
Trailer #2 - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (HD)
Trailer #2 for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in HD. transformerslive.blogspot.com
Transformers 3 Dark of the Moon Trailer 3 Official (HD)
Watch the Breaking Dawn Official Trailer - bit.ly www.facebook.com - Become A Fan Of ClevverTV ! Watch the new Transformers 3 Dark of the Moon trailer otherwise known as Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Show more action then the teaser trailer, this should get you excited for the third film of the popular franchise. Directed once again by action director Michael Bay, Transformers 3 is set to hit theaters July 1, 2011. Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro and Ramón Rodríguez are set to reprise their starring roles, with Peter Cullen returning as the voice of Optimus Prime, and Hugo Weaving also returning the voice of Megatron. Transformers 3 is being released by Paramount Pictures and produced by Steven Spielberg. A new main leading lady has been cast in this 3rd installment of Transformers, English model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley who replaces Megan Fox. Transformers 3 Dark of the Moon trailer is provided by Paramount Pictures.