Red band Legion trailer online

Paul Bettany is here to save us all. Well, maybe...

The first trailer for Paul Bettany action thriller Legion has gone online and you can see it below.

Be warned - it's the "red band" R-rated trailer, which means it's loaded with swear words, violence and Paul Bettany as the angel Michael laying the smack down on his enemies.

At Comic-Con, director Scott Stewart promised that we'd see a trailer soon and here it is.

And it's... nuts. How crazy? Try Dennis Quaid taking a shotgun to a possessed old woman who has bitten Jon Tenney's neck and then crawled up the wall and on to the ceiling like the baby out of Trainspotting.

Oh, and don't forget Doug Jones as the creepy Ice Cream Man, who has more than handing out frosty treats to kiddies on his mind.

We're a little worried that the central plot - about Bettany's formerly winged warrior coming to Earth to protect mankind's unborn saviour when God decides we're too lost to live - seems a little hackneyed, but this promo does at least make it look like there's fun to be had.

Watch it for yourself and let us know what you think...


    • Ali1748

      Aug 13th 2009, 4:57

      wow looks badass.

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    • Joker

      Aug 13th 2009, 8:28

      really hope this is good, storyline seems a bit crazy but looks pretty dam cool, but could easily go either way.

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    • Wintermute

      Aug 13th 2009, 8:39

      Have to say I'm a little concerned about some of the CG work on show ... Doug Jones' entrance is fantastically atmospheric until he opens his gob and everything goes a bit "Mummy" ... plus the psycho Granny crawling up the wall looks really quite fake and cartoon-like ... let's hope things get a little spit and polish before the release ... otherwise things look pretty good ...

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    • JammieD

      Aug 13th 2009, 9:18

      Awww yeah!

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    • Buried At Sea

      Aug 13th 2009, 10:34

      wintermute hit the nail on the head with the cg, does look abit weak. also story seems abit mental.

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    • JammieD

      Aug 13th 2009, 12:57

      I've watched this a couple of times and love it more and more...CG be damned it still looks like an awesome movie. Although you have to tip the cap to the trailer makers who have let slip what happens to a certain Mr Quaid!

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    • rolfaroo43

      Aug 13th 2009, 13:53

      seriously? i mean what the hell is bettany thinking . . . i used to hold that chap in highest regard, mainly cos he managed to pin down the hottest woman on the planet but thats by the by. your baby is gonna fcuking burn . . . come on and 6 people think its 'badass' bar the cg, i weep for the sequel

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    • maninacan

      Aug 13th 2009, 15:05

      cgi looks a tad ropey but worth a watch certainly got that night of the living dead style with dusk till dawns baked in flavour to it id give it a watch

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    • MadMatt

      Aug 13th 2009, 15:14

      JammieD - I thought the same thing, but apparently that isn't Quaid, so it's not really a spoiler. Looks like him, though. Anyway, this movie has clearly got some barmy imagery in it - 'Maximum Overdrive meets Constantine' seems to be the general consensus. Not entirely sure that's a compliment. Unless there's wall-to-wall AC/DC on the soundtrack, in which case sign me up! ;)

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