Star Wars star Hayden Christensen is preparing to make his big Hollywood comeback in a new film with Bruce Willis, and it looks… pretty terrible.
A new trailer for movie First Kill has been revealed, and people aren’t really sure what to make of it. First thing’s first though, it’s got us thinking – ‘where the hell has Christensen been?’
Things have gone a little quiet since Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of Sith. His last major movie was 2008’s Jumper, and his last film was 2015’s 90 Minutes In Heaven which saw him appear alongside Kate Bosworth.
The actor will, of course, always be associated with the prequels, where he was much maligned for his stilted performance as Anakin Skywalker – that ‘sand’ speech is probably going to haunt him forever.
However, he’s shown his acting talent in other roles like 2003’s underrated Shattered Glass, which is really worth a watch if you haven’t seen it.
Although it feels like he’s been around forever (he was barely 21 when he starred in Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones), the actor is still only 36, and has a long time in the industry to prove himself amongst Hollywood’s big players.
However, First Kill probably isn’t the film that sparks a career renaissance.
The movie sees Bruce Willis plays a cop (never seen that before…) who is forced to work with Christensen after his son Danny is kidknapped.
The plot reads as follows:
“While out hunting with Danny, the trip takes a deadly turn when they stumble upon several robbers and witness the murder of one of the criminals. After becoming entangled in a bank heist gone bad that results in the kidnapping of Danny, Will is forced to help the kidnappers evade the police chief (Bruce Willis) and recover the stolen loot in exchange for his son’s life.”
From what we can gather from the trailer, first impressions are… not good. To be honest, the whole thing looks like a Taken knockoff, and the chemistry between the two male leads looks pretty nonexistent in the brief clip.
Who knows, maybe it’ll turn out to be a hugely enjoyable thriller, catapulting Christensen back up to the big time. On first look though, we’d be surprised.
We’ll only find out when First Kill is released in cinemas on July 21.