Aside from the obvious big-time films coming out this holiday season, Sicario has now climbed to the top of my most-anticipated list thanks to this incredible, searing new trailer. Sicario also comes from Denis Villeneuve, whose Enemy and Prisoners are two excellent, atmospheric, very different types of thrillers. I am on board for anything Villeneuve has coming, until he proves me wrong.
Here is the Sicario trailer:
And here is the official synopsis:
“In Mexico, Sicario means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by an elite government task force official to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past, the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive.”
Once again, Emily Blunt returns to an action thriller role, which is where she seems to belong these days. Aside from Blunt and Benicio Del Toro, Sicario also stars Josh Brolin, Jon Bernthal, and Victor Garber. For my money, this looks like possibly one of the breakout hits of the year.
Sicario hits theaters September 18, right along with Johnny Depp’s Black Mass.