The Gunman (2015)
Now that the Taken series has effectively run its course, by taking an interesting premise and forcing it down our throats until we absolutely cannot take anymore, it only seems fitting to allow another actor to get his badass on. Taken director Pierre Morel enlists the Sean Penn this time around, of course with a special set of skills in the new international trailer for The Gunman.
Despite the possibility that this could be viewed as just another action film, the use of Penn, as well as the fact that this also stars Idris Elba and Javier Bardem may see this film being a bit more than just a shallow bit of fun. Adapted from the 1981 crime novel The Prone Gunman by Jean-Patrick Manchette, The Gunman’s synopsis follows (courtesy of Movie Insider):
In The Gunman, Sean Penn stars as a former special forces soldier and military contractor suffering from PTSD. He tries to reconnect with his long time love, but first must go on the run from London to Barcelona and across Europe in order to clear his name.
The Gunman is scheduled for release on March 20, 2015.