Put Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds in a movie and what do you get?

Something that’s going to be ridiculously awesome. At least, if this first trailer is anything to go by.

Apple, via FirstShowing.net, have debuted the first trailer for Safe House, the action thriller co-led by Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, and it looks pretty damn sweet to me. And it goes nicely alongside the teaser poster that IMP Awards have for the film too.

“Oscar(R) winner Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds star in the action-thriller Safe House. Washington plays the most dangerous renegade from the CIA, who comes back onto the grid after a decade on the run. When the South African safe house he’s remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative (Reynolds) escapes with him. Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead. For the past year, Matt Weston has been frustrated by his inactive, backwater post in Cape Town. A “housekeeper” who aspires to be a full-fledged agent, the loyal company man has been waiting for an opportunity to prove himself. When the first and only occupant he’s had proves to be the most dangerous man he’s ever met, Weston readies for duty. Tobin Frost has eluded capture for almost a decade. One of the best ops men that the CIA’s known, the ex-intelligence officer has given up assets and sold military intel to anyone with cash since he turned. From trading secrets to North Korea to aiding splinter cells, the damage he’s done to the U.S. is immeasurable. And he’s now back on the reservation with a secret. As soon as Frost is brought in for debriefing, mercenaries come and tear apart Weston’s safe house. Barely escaping, the unlikely partners must discover if their attackers have been sent by terrorists or someone on the inside who will kill anyone standing in the way. Now it’s up to Weston to figure out who he can trust before they’re both eliminated from the game.”

Alongside Washington and Reynolds are a brilliant supporting cast that includes Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard, Liam Cunningham, and Robert Patrick. The script comes from David Guggenheim, a new writer whose credits include the upcoming Nicolas Cage-starrer Medallion, with direction from Sweden’s Daniel Espinosa.

Washington’s naturally pretty brilliant in everything he does, and I’m a big fan of Reynold’s too, so matching them together is a great play in my books. And the trailer really seems to be proving me right. This is going to be one to watch out for. It’ll be hitting the UK on 24th February next year, which really can’t come fast enough. Without further ado, here’s the new trailer to enjoy, followed by the poster. As usual with the latter, click to enlarge. And if you wish to watch the former in beautiful HD, then you can head on over to Apple here.

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