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Unthinkable Trailer Online
Sam Jackson IS Jack Bauer. Sort of...

12 April 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: YouTube

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Now that 24 is being shuffled off to the great syndication network in the sky, thoughts have turned to the slowly developing cinematic version of the show. If you ever wondered how Jack Bauer might work on the big screen, you can see one possible outcome in the trailer for the new thriller Unthinkable.

Directed by Gregor Jordan, the thriller finds a US terrorist (Michael Sheen, playing in unshaven creep mode) claiming to have planted bombs around the country. But his plans don’t factor in Samuel L Jackson’s driven anti-terrorist officer, who has had it with these motherf****n’ explosives on this motherf****n’ plane… of existence.

He’s naturally ready to go full Bauer and torture Sheen to get the information he needs, but here comes pesky fellow agent Carrie-Anne Moss, who’s all “torture’s wrong and against the constitution and bunnies and stuff.”

This all sets up a face-off between the opposing views, and things going ‘splodey as the argument rages and the dialogue shifts ever further into worryingly b-movie territory.

Which might explain why, despite the presence of Jackson, Moss and particularly Sheen, this one appears destined to skip cinemas – it doesn’t have a US release date set and is currently listed as a straight-to-DVD title over here, with a planned June launch.

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Your Comments

Get a life........the film was pretty good!
I saw this fim over the weekend and enjoyed it for what it was...perhaps the negative comments are due to the uncomfortable subject matter but frankly these events DO and HAVE happened in real life. I applaud the film and the actors for making the film and most reviews I have seen are positive. More

Posted by TopChick at 12:12 on 07 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Why is it so difficult to get a job as a film journalist...
L: spacemonkey95 seems like this news article was written by an inarticulate 14 year old. Very poor, and it barely counts as film news anyway. shut up you Tampon. More

Posted by dunkah at 15:33 on 13 April 2010 | Report This Post

Why is it so difficult to get a job as a film journalist... seems like this news article was written by an inarticulate 14 year old. Very poor, and it barely counts as film news anyway. More

Posted by spacemonkey95 at 21:40 on 12 April 2010 | Report This Post

It sucks, that's untinkable...
...given all the great people involved (Jordan, Jackson, Sheen Moss, etc) but it all seems to be 5 years out of date - like Avatar's plot. I wouldn't be suprised if this film was on the shelf for those years, waiting for some idiot thinking this is worth releasing. More

Posted by Taz69 at 18:48 on 12 April 2010 | Report This Post

A poor man's 24 More

Posted by Mahj at 09:17 on 12 April 2010 | Report This Post

Surely it's unthinkable this even made it to DVD. Looks like Bauer's taken a day off and the dialogue cheese has come into play. "This place doesn't exist" "There's no time!" Where have we heard these before. In better episodes of 24 probably. No, no, and NO! More

Posted by danclay77 at 08:04 on 12 April 2010 | Report This Post

This looks dreadful! More

Posted by mac_4life at 07:31 on 12 April 2010 | Report This Post

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