Benicio del Toro in Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Sicario: Day of the Soldado Trailer #2 (2018) “And Now You Hunt Them”

Sicario 2  is now Sicario: Day of the Soldado, and Columbia has released a synopsis and new trailer for the summer film:

In Sicario: Day of the Soldado, the drug war on the US-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) reteams with the mercurial Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) to start a war between dueling cartels by kidnapping Isabela Reyes (Isabela Moner of Transformers: The Last Knight), the teenage daughter of infamous kingpin Carlos Reyes. When the mission is exposed, and Graver orders Alejandro to terminate Isabela, the killer’s cold façade cracks.

Benicio del Toro in Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Soldado is the sequel to the 2015 Denis Villeneuve thriller Sicario about the drug wars between the Mexican cartels and the U.S. government along the southern border of the United States.  It’s one of the most taut, thrilling, and visceral films in recent years, and it left you with an ending that could have stood, but also could have easily been continued (it’s Hollywood, they chose to keep going).  Emily Blunt and director Denis Villenueve will not be returning (replaced by Italian Stefano Sollimo).  Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro will be back as will-and this is the most important thing-screenwriter Taylor Sheridan, who does not write bad scripts.  Sicario 2: Soldado will open in theaters June 29, 2018.
Benicio del Toro in Sicario: Day of the Soldado

4 thoughts on “Sicario: Day of the Soldado Trailer #2 (2018) “And Now You Hunt Them””

  1. The first one is on my list of films to watch, because I am now a devotee of Villenvue’s. This is true even though I knew that K was going to find the horse, and K knew he was going to find the horse, and therefore there was no dramatic tension, and no reason for K to spend so long wandering through a dark set, contributing to a runtime that was waaaay overlong and killed the film commercially. But Villenvue is a genius and if what you say about Sicero is right, I question the wisdom of a sequel without him at the helm.

    (Dune could be incredible, but what a minefeild that material is going to be if Denis wants to do it properly. He might end up dropping out.)

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    1. Taylor Sheridan wrote this. He’s written Wind River, Hell or High Water and Sicario. He’s got a pretty high bar with scripts. You absolutely need to see the first one asap.

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      1. Did I mention I had seen Wind River? You were absolutely on target about that one. Hell or High Water was fantastic too. I did not realize the same guy wrote Sicero, now there is no excuse for my not having seen it.

        It’s funny how screenwriters are almost completely overlooked, how actors get the fame and directors get the prestige and no one even knows the names of the writers. And yet, there are directors, and big ones, who need a great script to produce work that is not either mediocre or downright incompetent.

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