Today, Summit released two new clips and six new stills from the upcoming Kathryn Bigelow-directed war movie, The Hurt Locker, opening June 26th. The first clip, entitled "Die Comfortably," features loose-cannon Staff Sgt. William James (the badass Jeremy Renner) resigning himself to the fact that if the bomb he’s diffusing goes off, his armor isn’t doing squat to save his life.
The other clip, which you can watch after the jump, is called "Cell Phone, Two O’clock," and gives a tiny clip of the film’s tension quotient, as St. Matt Thompson (Guy Pearce) – bedecked in full blast suit and all – is compromised by an insurgent with a cell phone-cum-detonator. And the guy’s got Thompson’s number… on speed dial… Check out the clip after the jump.
We’ll have a review for anxiety-inducing The Hurt Locker coming soon, but suffice it to say my sphincter was clenched the entire movie so as to avoid dropping a deuce in the pristine Wilshire Screening Room. And I want to be invited back there.
IF YOU LIVE IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA…
You may want to check out Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow’s retrospective at the American Cinematheque running this Friday, June 5th thru Sunday, June 7th!
Friday, 6/5 – 7:30PM
Advance Screening of The Hurt Locker, followed by Q&A with Kathryn Bigelow and stars Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty and Screenwriter Mark Boal.
Saturday, 6/6 – 7:30PM
Double feature of Near Dark and Strange Days, with an introduction by Kathryn Bigelow and actor Lance Henriksen
Sunday, 6/7 – 7:30PM
Double Feature of Point Break and K-19: The Widowmaker, with an introduction by director Kathryn Bigelow