“Out monster the monster.”

John Hillcoat has given us harsh, unforgiving worlds from the past (Lawless) and the not-too-distant future (The Road). Judging by the red-band trailer of Triple 9 he’s going to give us a present that’s just as relentless and one I can’t wait to see.

Crammed with an eclectic and damn near unrecognisable cast in some cases, Triple 9 focusses on a group of dirty cops who get roped into a heist, after being blackmailed by the Russian mafia. The job is a tough one, and they’ve got no choice but to do it. Naturally crosses are doubled, laws are broken and a few folk end up getting lined in chalk (and sprayed red at some point).

As mentioned the cast is ridiculously good. Starring Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Aaron Paul, Anthony Mackie, Gal Gadot, Norman Reedus, Teresa Palmer and Clifton Collins, Jr. Look real close, and you’ll also see Kate Winslet who looks to be in full mean bitch-mode. As long as it’s not Divergent it’s a start, right?

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Triple 9 will be turning things up to ten hopefully, when it arrives in cinemas February next year. Give your thoughts so far in the comments below.