MGM has released the first trailer for director Guy Ritchie’s new movie The Covenant. The movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal, and it looks like an intense action movie that tells a great story.
Gyllenhaal plays Sgt. John Kinley, “who is on his last tour of duty in Afghanistan when he is teamed with local interpreter Ahmed (Dar Salim) to survey the region. When their unit is ambushed on patrol, Kinley and Ahmed are the only survivors, and with enemy combatants in pursuit, Ahmed risks his life to carry an injured Kinley across miles of grueling terrain to safety. Back on U.S. soil, Kinley learns that Ahmed and his family were not given passage to America as promised. Determined to protect his friend and repay his debt, Kinley returns to the warzone to retrieve Ahmed and his family before the local militias reach them first.”
This is a different sort of movie for Ritchie, who has never made an action movie like this before. I really like that he is playing with different stories and genres. He’s become an incredibly talented filmmaker and storyteller.
The Covenant will hit theaters on April 21st.