Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 70%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
It Follows' Maika Monroe Signs On To Independence Day 2
But what role is she playing?
Hailee Steinfeld Says Break My Heart 1,000 Times
Starring in a new YA novel adaptation
Adam Wingard Directing Death Note
He'll help adapt the horror manga
Brian Tee Is The New Shredder For Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
He slices, he dices...
Sam Worthington Heads For Den Of Thieves
Joining the Gerard Butler heist film
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
23 April 2015
Wagner Moura Joins The Magnificent Seven
He's on for Antoine Fuqua's latest
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Good Kill (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Predestination (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Boyhood (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Getaway (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Before Midnight (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

New Getaway Trailer Revs Up
Ethan Hawke puts his foot down

21 August 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Warner / Dark Castle

submit to reddit

Ethan Hawke's forays into genre have been all about horror lately (The Purge, Sinister, Daybreakers). His uncredited turn in the Total Remake aside, we haven't seen him do action for a long while, which it's why it's a pleasure to see him as an ace driver behind the wheel of a stolen Shelby Cobra in this new trailer for the ludicrous-looking Getaway. Selena Gomez is along for the ride, and Jon Voight is giving the instructions.

As the clip makes abundantly clear, Getaway sees Hawke forced into a game of Simon Says with Voight's mysterious criminal prank caller. This seems like an overly complicated way for Voight to see his nefarious plans brought to fruition, but hey, it's high-concept action movie logic, so anything goes.

The genre has obviously given us mismatched central character pairings many times before (Murphy/Nolte, Gibson/Glover, Stallone/Russell, most recently Washington/Wahlberg) but we're saying that Hawke/Gomez is a particularly unlikely one.

This is not a remake or a sequel or a comicbook movie, but Getaway clearly does have its heart in a particular place, deliberately throwing back to previous glories. Its title alone is nicked from a collaboration between Sam Peckinpah and Steve McQueen, and its refusal to name most of its characters - The Kid, The Voice, The Man - evokes Walter Hill's The Driver. Hawke's character, however, gets the none-more-action moniker "Brent Magna".

That's "Brent Magna".

There's also, of course, a lot of Speed in the set-up, but it looks like a lot of fun, provided some of the action has been left out of the trailer and saved for the actual movie. Straight-to-DVD action king Moshe Diamante is among the producers, and director Courtney Solomon has a very similar background, with exec-producing credits on the likes of El Gringo and Universal Soldier: Day Of Reckoning. His two previous directing credits are Dungeons & Dragons and An American Haunting. Make of that what you will. Getaway is out in the UK on October 4.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Sharlto Copley And Neill Blomkamp Elysium Podcast Special
Spoiler and prawn-free
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Astonishing Movie Star Music Video Cameos
Hiccup, Rhodey and Spidey join the party

Empire's Jurassic World Covers Unveiled
You're going to hear her roar

40 Of The Unlikeliest Movie Character Posters
Would you put these one-sheets on your wall?

Who Is The Vision, Anyway?
An introduction to Avengers: Age Of Ultron's newest addition

Jenny Agutter: Role by Role
From Tin to Captain America to The Railway Children

80 Of The Best Movie Star Adverts
From Sly Stallone selling bread to Hugh Jackman dancing for iced tea

The 15 Most Controversial Alternate Endings
How some of your favourite films could have finished...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 70%
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)