In what can only be described as a modern day take on John McTiernan’s 1990 classic The Hunt for Red October, Donovan Marsh’s Hunter Killer focuses on a submarine captain who must fight against the clock in an effort to prevent the start of WWIII.
Amid heightened tensions between the US and Russia, a group of highly sophisticated nuclear armed submarines called hunter killers quietly patrol the seas. But all that changes as soon as the Russian president is kidnapped, prompting the two former enemies to become allies in order to avoid absolute worldwide disaster.
Laden with special effects and the stylistic appeal of 90’s war films, the trailer leaves much to be desired. But I have a hard time siding against the power of Gary Oldman and Linda Cardellini, even if Gerard Butler’s track record has been struggling as of late. (I’ve unfortunately not yet forgotten about the painful experience that was Geostorm.)
We’ll find out if the film is worthy of my comparison, and if the subs below the Arctic can save the day when Hunter Killer emerges into theaters on October 26.