Peter Berg's Deepwater Horizon opens on September 30th, but it's also holding its world premiere at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. Ahead of that debut, Lionsgate just released a brand-new clip from the film.
In it, Mark Wahlberg gets exploded across a room by a door. It's pretty awesome.
I can't say I'm surprised. This same thing happens every time I try to Skype with Kate Hudson. What a strange curse to be living under!
Anyway, here's Deepwater Horizon's official synopsis, straight from the programmers at TIFF (and as reported by the good folks at The Playlist):
It is April 2010. The Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling unit lays some 40 miles southeast of the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico. An air of unease hangs in the air as workers clash with British Petroleum executives over questions of due diligence. Eyes clearly fixed on the bottom line, BP’s bullying bigwig wants to expedite the tests and get drilling.
Meanwhile, the veteran foremen are primarily concerned about their co-workers’ safety — but will they defy orders when millions of dollars are on the line?
While one can deduce what happens next, the getting there makes for electrifying cinema. Disaster strikes and the Coast Guard is called in, but it is up to those already aboard to save as many lives as possible before the entire rig goes up in flames.
As someone who is generally ambivalent about Mark Wahlberg, Peter Berg, and oil rigs in general, I don't really feel one way or another about any of this. I guess it could be OK? I don't know. The whole thing seems like a movie designed to be watched hungover on a Sunday afternoon to me (on Netflix, natch).
What do you guys think? You excited for this or what?