If the Detroit teaser trailer wasn’t enough to whet your appetite for Kathryn Bigelow’s new riot drama, this new trailer should do the trick.
Detroit, based on the 1967 race riots in the city, stars John Boyega as the cultist for the entire picture, and the way this trailer is shot and scored, the tension here could not be any higher. Check it out:
A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest and most intense riots in United States history, leading to the federalization of the Michigan National Guard and the involvement of two Airborne Divisons of the United States Army.
Kathryn Bigelow has spent a great deal of time on wars overseas, and it appears she may be turning her attention back on wars at home. Her scope looks like it’s coming with her as well. This looks pretty incredible however you slice it, and it should definitely be on the lips and minds of awards-season voters.
Aside from Boyega, Detroit stars Will Poulter, John Krasinski, Anthony Mackie, and is written by frequent Bigelow collaborator Mark Boal. And here’s the best part… we don’t have to wait until November or some limited Christmas rollout to see this. Detroit will be here in under two months, August 4.