Hollywood, as we all know, can’t let a good thing go. Everything has to have a sequel and, if that’s not possible, a prequel. Still no go? That’s ok, they’ll just wait a few years and remake it. The latest blockbuster announcement of a “new” movie is Contraband, starring Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, Giovanni Ribisi and a slew of others. The salient point about this movie, however, is that although it’s a remake, it’s not of an American production. The original film, titled Reykjavik-Rotterdam was a thriller penned by Arnaldur Indridason.
The question is, how much of the original heart will the new production have left when it releases in January? We’ll leave it to you to judge: Here are the trailers for both movies.