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Seven Psychopaths Trailer: You’ll Like It, It’s Got Layers

Machinima has premiered the first trailer for Seven Psychopaths, the black comedy from In Bruges writer/director Martin McDonagh, and it may be the most enjoyable thing you’ll watch this week. Or at least today.

The film does such a fine job of breaking down the characters and the premise, there’s no need to go into much detail beyond that it stars Colin Farrell as a struggling writer who gets drawn into a hilariously bad situation after who dog-stealing friends (Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken) swipe the prized pooch of an overly emotional gangster (Woody Harrelson).

Seven Psychopaths, which opens Oct. 12, also features Abbie Cornish, Olga Kurylenko, Gabourey Sidibe and Tom Waits.

From Oscar-winning writer and director Martin McDonagh comes a star-studded, blood-drenched, black comedy. Marty (Colin Farrell) is a struggling writer who dreams of finishing his screenplay Seven Psychopaths. All he needs is a little focus and inspiration.

Billy (Sam Rockwell) is Marty’s best friend, an unemployed actor and part time dog thief, who wants to help Marty by any means necessary.

Hans (Christopher Walken) is Billy’s partner in crime. A religious man with a violent past. Charlie is the psychopathetic gangster whose beloved dog, Billy and Hans have just stolen. Charlie’s unpredictable, extremely violent and wouldn’t think twice about killing anyone or anything associated with the theft. Marty is going to get all the focus and inspiration he needs, just as long as he lives to tell the tale.


  • GerardMorvan

    Just one thing: There is a french graphic novel with the same title, except that it’s set in WW II, and involve seven psychopaths sent on a suicide mission against the nazis. Don’t you think that the movie makers are going to get in legal trouble ?

  • Mike Tanner

    Yeah…. I’m really confused. Until this article and the trailer I assumed this movie WAS an adaptation of the graphic novel. The comic would make an interesting movie but Inglorious Basterds might have killed its chances (they are similar in tone and story).

  • ZBaksh386

    its awesome.

  • Eric

     There was a comic and a TV show called ALIAS that existed at the same time and couldn’t have been more unrelated. I don’t recall there being any trouble or confusion.

  • Eric

     By the way, the comic was awesome and this movie looks awesome.