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What the world needs now is guns, sweet guns.
Just read a little about a French/Israeli movie at Cinema Beacon that sounds like it's right up my alley. It's called Kirot and it stars the very busy lately Olga Kurylenko (Quantum Of Solace, Hitman) as "A woman coerced into becoming a hit woman for a shadowy organization after being imprisoned for working as a prostitute. She escapes from her new employees and joins forces with an abused woman she encounters on the run. Together they embark on a campaign of revenge."



According to Cinema Beacon, the director, Danny Lerner, was asked what the film was about and his response was ""It's about two girls and lots of guns".

SOLD.

I really liked Kurylenko in Quantum Of Solace and I really like the idea of her in a role like this, even if the plot sounds totally unoriginal. Here's to hoping for some well done action and violence perpetrated by attractive women. Usually a good formula for a positive review from me.

On a somewhat related note, Olga is also starring in the new Neil Marshall (The Descent, Doomsday) film, Centurion, alongside Dominic West.



That film, about Romans and wars and shit, looks fucking awesome so far. Marshall described Kurylenko's character thusly: "Her family were butchered by the Romans, she had her tongue cut out by the Romans, she's had a hell of a time and she's out for Roman blood." I guess a demo reel was shown to some people at Cannes and the buzz has been pretty good so far. It's tentatively scheduled for release later this year.

Even though I doubt Ms. Kurylenko gets to shoot anybody in that one, I am REALLY looking forward to it.

And I gotta say if she wants to just play characters who are A) angry B) vengeful C) violent or D) all of the above for the rest of her career, I am perfectly ok with that.

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polarisq From: polarisq Date: May 26th, 2009 11:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
"A woman coerced into becoming a hit woman for a shadowy organization after being imprisoned for working as a prostitute. She escapes from her new employees and joins forces with an abused woman she encounters on the run. Together they embark on a campaign of revenge."

Dude, that sounds like every movie she's been in all rolled into one. Although you didn't see her FUCKING INCREDIBLE performance in Max Payne. :P

No offense, but everything I've seen her in, I was not impressed at all. She's just a pretty face on a pretty body.
adgy From: adgy Date: May 26th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, she was more badass in Quantum Of Solace, but overall I pretty much agree with you. As it is, though, I'm ok with her doing the same shit all the time as long as that shit is cool. I'm hoping that this will be a little bit better than Max Payne or Hitman was.
sixteenbynine From: sixteenbynine Date: May 27th, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Doomsday" was not a great film, but it was a fun one, and it was so omnivorous in its use of styles and genres and concepts that I finally just caved and let it, you know, wash over me. I'm really curious to see what Marshall's next is like.
adgy From: adgy Date: May 27th, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Totally agree. I had a blast watching it, although I don't know that I'd buy it.

The Descent, on the other hand, I bought almost as soon as it came out.
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