Thursday, 2 May 2013

A Hijacking Trailer

Ahead of Paul Greengrass's take on a true life tale of Somali pirates taking hostages out in the big bad ocean, comes A Hijacking from Denmark. It's from Tobias Lindholm who co-wrote The Hunt which was one of my favourite films of 2012 and stars a familiar face or two from shows like Borgen and The Killing. I'm hopefully seeing this next week and hope it will be as tense and gripping as the trailer below suggests.

A Hijacking tells the story of a Danish cargo ship which is hijacked by Somali pirates and the crew are taken hostage in order that the pirates can negotiate a large ransom for their safe return. As always with hostage negotiations, things are never as simple as they could be with Copenhagen authorities understandably wary of the pirates' motivations and decency and no doubt the pirates not being too trusting of the authorities either.

The stakes are clearly highest for those stuck in the middle of all this with the crew being left at the mercy of both pirates and authorities. With babies back home to get to back to, tensions are bound to run high on the ship.

Paul Greengrass' Captain Phillips is set to star Tom Hanks in a true life tale of hijacking and rescue and is also due out later this year but until then here is the trailer for A Hijacking.

What do you reckon?

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