The first trailer has been released for the upcoming film Cold Pursuit, which stars Liam Neeson.
If the story sounds and looks a little familiar, that’s because it is. The film is a remake of 2014’s Norwegian black comedy In Order of Disappearance, which stars Stellan Skarsgård as the honourable citizen Nils ploughs snow in the wild winter mountains of Norway, when his son is mistakenly murdered, Nils takes action, which ignites a war between the vegan gangster “the Count” and the Serbian mafia boss Papa.
Cold Pursuit‘s synopsis is:
Quiet family man and hard-working snowplow driver Nels is the lifeblood of a glitzy resort town in the Rocky Mountains because he is the one who keeps the winter roads clear. He and his wife live in a comfortable cabin away from the tourists. The town has just awarded him “Citizen of the Year.” But Nels has to leave his quiet mountain life when his son is murdered by a powerful drug lord. As a man who has nothing to lose he is stoked by a drive for vengeance. This unlikely hero uses his hunting skills and transforms from an ordinary man into a skilled killer as he sets out to dismantle the cartel. Nels’ actions ignite a turf war between a manically unpredictable gangster known as Viking and a rival gang boss. Justice is served in one final spectacular confrontation that will leave (almost) no one unscathed.
Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland directed both the original and the remake, so perhaps the remake won’t be such a let down. Still, did In Order of Disappearance really need a remake? Let us know in the comments!
Watch the trailer below: