…which is a huge missed opportunity for film title puns. Plus I was hoping the movie was a modern day remake of Robin Hood, Prince Of.
It does have Gerard Butler in it though, playing the Sheriff Of Nottingham, I mean a corrupt cop called Nick Flanagan, though his official title is “Big Nick the original ganster cop”.
And big he is – Butler is very beefy in this, and bearded, and lots of other alliterative words like, er, Butler. He still looks gorgeous but maybe they could’ve have called him Not Quite So Big Nick, and he wouldn’t have had to bulk up so much.
I am very excited about this film – check out the trailer below. With thrillers I rarely have any idea what’s going on, though I think I’ve understood this. (I have watched it about five times though.)
Set in Sherwood Forest, I mean Los Angeles, Den Of Thieves is a heist/action/thriller movie. Heist is one of those words you only ever hear in relation to films. I don’t think I’ve ever heard it used in real life, though admittedly I probably wouldn’t unless someone raided my local Waitrose and stole all the tins of Essentials artichoke hearts.
Big Nick and his team of (out)law men have already got* rid of every other bank robbing team in the state – but there’s one left who are determined to rob the unrobbable bank: the Federal Reserve, which is “like Fort Knox” and has between $500 and $800 billion in stock (I don’t know what that is in £ though the current exchange rate is so shit it’s probably the same figure).
Nick’s band of not-very-merry men don’t bother arresting people: “We just shoot you. BOOM”.
Den Of Thieves is out on 19 January 2018, so mark that in your diaries NOW (with “DO NOT DISTURB SARAH AS SHE’LL BE WATCHING DEN OF THIEVES“, obviously).
It’s directed by London Has Fallen screenwriter and first-time director Christian Gudegast, and along with Gerard Butler stars 50 Cent, Pablo Schreiber, O’Shea Jackson Jnr, Evan Jones, Mo McRae, and hopefully at least one woman.
*I actually said “gotten” in my head there, which shows how easily swayed I am after watching a 2 minute 31 second trailer set in America.