Olivier Megaton’s releases The Last Days of American Crime movie trailer for new action thriller starring Edgar Ramirez and Michael Pitt on Netflix.
Following the success of films like 6 Underground and Extraction, Netflix looks to continue its trend of big-budget action movies with The Last Days of American Crime, based on the comic book by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini.
Directed by Olivier Megaton (Transporter 3, Taken 2), the film brings a subtle science fiction angle to its high-octane action sensibilities.
Set in the not-too-distant future, The Last Days of American Crime portrays a version of America on the brink of chaos. Crime is out of control and the country has descended into a lawless wasteland akin to the Wild West.
The solution to this problem? A radio signal that makes it impossible for anyone to knowingly commit a crime. Once broadcast across the globe, the population will become completely complacent and crime will drop to zero.
Armed with the knowledge of that time limit, a trio of criminals (Ramirez, Brewster, and Pitt) embark on one last heist. If all goes well, it will be remembered as the last crime in the history of America.
To promote The Last Days of American Crime, Netflix released a trailer for the provocative film, which showcases the anarchic world and the criminals who desperately seek to leave a mark on history while they still can.
In the case of the film’s antiheroes, they aim to rob a $30 million score in the final moments before the signal makes crime impossible. The trailer promises plenty of gunfights, car chases, and sensual interludes along the way.
First published in 2009, the comic book version of The Last Days of American Crime was a critical success for publisher Radical Comics.
For the film adaptation, Radical Studios is co-producing the movie, alongside Mandalay Pictures and distributor Netflix.
With original writer Karl Gajdusek serving as an executive producer on the project, hopes are high The Last Days of American Crime can fully capture the pulp noir sensibilities of the original comic.