Summit Entertainment has dropped the second trailer for Deepwater Horizon starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson.
Here is the official synopsis:
On April 20th, 2010, one of the world’s largest man-made disasters occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. Our film follows a vital story that many have not seen: the story of the 126 crew members working aboard the Deepwater Horizon that day, caught in the most harrowing circumstances imaginable. They were skilled working men and women putting in a grueling shift in the hopes of getting back soon to families and lives ashore. In an instant, they were faced with their darkest hour, pushed to summon the courage to battle an unstoppable inferno blaze in the middle of the ocean, and when all seemed lost, to save one another.
The ultra deep-water drilling rig off the Louisiana coast – the Deepwater Horizon – riveted the world as it experienced a devastating blowout, fire and nearly unstoppable ocean floor oil leak. For 87 days millions watched, hearts in mouths, as more than 50,000 barrels of oil a day gushed from the sea floor into the Gulf of Mexico. It would become the largest accidental ocean oil spill in human history. The impact to marine life and the questions of what went wrong and why are ongoing.
This is like the prequel to 1998’s Armageddon.This is a really strong trailer, it might go slightly too far with how much it shows, but you can see clearly what’s a stake and even in a 2 minute trailer you want Marky Mark to make it through and save as many people as he can.
Director Peter Berg has really had an up and down career, he’s directed some massive films like Battleship and Hancock but unfortunately they just haven’t done very well at the box office. However 2013’s Lone Survivor has really turned his career around and Deepwater Horizon looks to be another hit.
DEEPWATER HORIZON is currently slated to open in Australian cinemas on October 6, 2016.