First trailer for Alex Cross: watch now

There's a new poster as well…

Alex Cross, the latest big screen instalment for author James Patterson's well-loved homicide detective, has released a first trailer online, alongside a shiny new poster for the upcoming crime thriller.

Directed by The Fast And The Furious's Rob Cohen, the film stars Tyler Perry as the titular copper on the hunt of a serial killer, played by an extremely pumped-up version of Lost star Matthew Fox.

"You're gonna want to prepare yourself for this one," says John C. McGinley as he contacts the big man with news of his latest case. "A woman was tortured to death." Oh dear, looks like this one is going to get a mite grisly…

Check out the new trailer below…



While the action is every bit as meaty as you'd expect, we've got a few concerns over the script, with Perry growling out his one-liners as if reading from "hard-boiled dialogue 101". That said, Fox looks pleasingly demented as the villain of the piece, a world away from his good doctor routine from Lost.

Featuring an ensemble cast that also includes Jean Reno, Edward Burns and Rachel Nichols, Alex Cross opens in the UK on 30 November 2012. In the meantime, you can take a gander at the new poster, below...


What did you think of the first trailer? Tell us below!

Comments

    • Hadouken76

      Jun 26th 2012, 8:44

      When you say 'Well loved' you mean a generic airport pot-boiler, created by an author who has given up on writing his own books. Seriously the guy outsources to other writers but still gets the credit. What a gyp (as in con not gypsy).

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    • EddieFelson

      Jun 26th 2012, 8:46

      Look's average at best, Matthew Fox is not "extremely pumped-up" he's lighter than he was in Lost, just carrying extremely low body fat, making him looked ripped which makes sense if has going to be cage fighting.

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    • EddieFelson

      Jun 26th 2012, 9:14

      Dont ever cross alex cross, worst tag line EVER!

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    • MoodyMonkey

      Jun 26th 2012, 9:55

      http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/get-the-king-of-cinema-banned-from-total-film/

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    • MoodyMonkey

      Jun 26th 2012, 9:56

      What happened to Idris Elba playing Cross?

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    • writerdave87

      Jun 26th 2012, 12:29

      Agreed, when the hell did Idris Elba stop playing Cross??

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    • SiMan

      Jun 26th 2012, 13:25

      Am i right in thinking this is the same character Morgan Freeman played in Kiss the girls and Along came a spider? - haven't read any of the books, but those films were decent, if not spectacular films. Always did want to see more of Morgan Freeman in that role though.

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    • writerdave87

      Jun 26th 2012, 16:30

      Morgan Freeman was as terrible casting as Tyler Perry is in this one; Cross is described at least once or twice per book as looking 'like Denzel Washington'.

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    • Ali1748

      Jun 26th 2012, 21:32

      This looks awful. I'll stick with the Freeman movies which I always end up watching whenever they're shown on tv.

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    • bencobra

      Jun 27th 2012, 16:04

      Would of much preferred to watch this with Idris Elba. Can't say I have ever seen anything with Tyler Perry. The Freeman movies were okay. Is this going to be a fresh introduction to the character?

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