‘Law Abiding Citizen’ Trailer (Blog)

August 17, 2009 | Law Abiding Citizen News

A while back we posted the one sheets and synopsis for this new film starring Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx. Here’s the rundown from Overture films in case you missed it:

Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) is an upstanding family man whose wife and daughter are brutally murdered during a home invasion. When the killers are caught, Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx), a hotshot young Philadelphia prosecutor, is assigned to the case. Over his objections, Nick is forced by his boss to offer one of the suspects a light sentence in exchange for testifying against his accomplice.

Fast forward ten years. The man who got away with murder is found dead and Clyde Shelton coolly admits his guilt. Then he issues a warning to Nick: Either fix the flawed justice system that failed his family, or key players in the trial will die.

Soon Shelton follows through on his threats, orchestrating from his jail cell a string of spectacularly diabolical assassinations that can be neither predicted nor prevented. Philadelphia is gripped with fear as Shelton’s high-profile targets are slain one after another and the authorities are powerless to halt his reign of terror. Only Nick can stop the killing, and to do so he must outwit this brilliant sociopath in a harrowing contest of wills in which even the smallest misstep means death. With his own family now in Shelton’s crosshairs, Nick finds himself in a desperate race against time facing a deadly adversary who seems always to be one step ahead.

Well, now we have the trailer and it looks epic…a real crisis of ethics on who you would side with. On one hand you have the man who’s obviously lost his mind since the murder of his daughter and failure of the legal system. On the other hand you have the lawyer who’s just doing what lawyer’s do, the quote in the trailer best describes it “Some justice is better than no justice”. Well…. I don’t think so Mr. Foxx, and I think Gerard Butler’s with me on this one so you better watch it when King Leonidas is on your ass.

Law Abiding Citizen hits theaters October 16th

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