British distributors Entertainment One have released a brand new trailer for director Nick Love's The Sweeney (2012), starring Ray Winstone Hayley Atwell, and Damian Lewis. The film is set to open in cinemas across the United Kingdom on September 12th.
Nick Love directs this big-screen modern-day revamp of the classic British 1970s television series. Ray Winstone and pop star Plan B (aka Ben Drew) star as Regan and Carter, the iconic cop duo played by John Thaw and Dennis Waterman in the original version. Car chases and shoot-outs abound as the two Metropolitan police detectives tackle the low-lifes of London.
This looks like a fun, mindless actioner with Ray Winstone in the lead. From that trailer (which I like much better than the teaser), I can even tolerate the kid partner--I'm just scratching my head as to why Winstone's character has to be called Jack Regan, and why the film has to be called THE SWEENEY.
I'm with you McCrutchy, this looks like a generic cop film with the Sweeney names slapped on. Also, maybe it's because I've been out of the country for a while, but I had to watch it twice to figure out what Winstone's first line is.
It's like he's had a stroke and nobody has told him.