Despite the global pandemic still being present in all our lives, the filmmaking business has not stopped making movies to keep us entertained both at home, and in the cinemas. Recently, the trailer for action film Die In A Gunfight came out, and its release date is only two weeks away; check out the trailer and information surrounding the movie below!

The plot for this feature seems a simple one, as a young man falls in love with the daughter of his father’s enemy. In order for them to be together, it seems that they will have to fight their way out of their parents’ control.

The Rathcarts and the Gibbons have been in an age-long feud for decades, and both control their own media outlets in New York. However, Mary Rathcart (Alexandra Daddario) and Ben Gibbon (Diego Boneta) ignore their families’ petty disagreements and decide to fight for their right to be in love.

With corporate control, love, jealousy, guns and even hitmen in the mix, the pair must survive their parents’ anger and escape their clutches in order to make it to their (not so) clandestine wedding.

The trailer showcases the couple and their struggle to be together, and also sees the small cast ready to take on the lovers and put a stop to their relationship. While the action sequences seem decent, the story itself appears rather cliché; a Romeo and Juliet for the modern times. This is something we’ve seen a few times already; will Die In A Gunfight differ from the rest?

Diego Boneta and Alexandra Daddario in Die In A Gunfight / Picture Credit: Culmination Productions
Diego Boneta and Alexandra Daddario in Die In A Gunfight / Picture Credit: Culmination Productions

Shots cut quickly from one to another to give the impression that this will be a fast-moving film, and each cut implies something different; from a fight between two characters, to the main pair embracing one another, to a shot of each of the main characters being scolded by their parents. This film may have more to it than meets the eye.

A mafia-like narrative seems to be taking place as the families try different methods to keep their teenagers apart; drastic measures follow as we see one father hire a hitman to take out his daughter’s boyfriend and, not only that, but essentially sell her off to the guy who kills him.

We also see some pop-art frames glide across the screen in parts, which do look great and paint a picture of an old-fashioned style movie, but they seem a little out of place with the modern take this film is seemingly going for. The feature appears to be going for both a serious and slightly humorous theme, which can work together in many applications but, will it work here?

Cast members, along with Boneta and Daddario, also include Travis Fimmel, John Ralston, Nicola Correia-Damude, and Justin Chatwin, whose standout role was as Robbie Ferrier in War of the Worlds (2005), alongside Tom Cruise.

Die In A Gunfight will be in cinemas July 16th!

Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal

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