In what looks to be a very traditional action thriller, the former James Bond appears to be very comfortable as the dashing lead out to save the day
The first official trailer for Pierce Brosnan‘s “The November Man” is a little heavy-handed, making it clear both who Brosnan’s character is, and where he got the nickname “The November Man.”
“Peter Devereaux, you know what we used to call you?” Brosnan was asked. “The November Man, because after you passed through, nothing lived.”
So it’s a reference to winter? Look, we don’t need an explanation of the name of the movie. It stars a one-time James Bond and it has lots of action, explosions and beautiful women. What more needs to be said?
After the ham-fisted intro, though, the trailer gets down to the business of showing just what kind of movie this is going to be. Fans of Pierce Brosnan, action star, are going to love this. It has all the staples of a high-quality action romp, as well as plenty of familiar action film tropes.
Brosnan is an ex-CIA agent, retired and enjoying the quiet life. But he’s lured out of retirement for one last mission to protect a beautiful woman. Then, he finds out there’s a mole in the agency, his former protege is gunning for him and there’s no one he can trust.
Yes, it’s all been done before, but it’s not about the story. It’s about how fun it looks to hang out with beautiful people like Brosnan, Olga Kurylenko, Eliza Taylor, Will Patton, Luke Bracey, and Caterina Scorsone, while things blow up around them.
Based on the book “There Are No Spies” by Bill Granger, the film was adapted for the screen by Michael Finch and Karl Gajdusek. Produced by Brosnan, Beau St. Clair, and Sriram Das, Roger Donaldson directed the film. Relativity Media will release the film to theaters on Wednesday, August 27.