Kevin Smith’s Cop Out trailer debut


It seems lately that filmmakers only make movie trailers – especially if the onslaught of recent trailer debuts is anything to go by. The latest 2-minute film comes from Kevin Smith. The short picture is called Cop Out (formerly known as A Couple of Dicks) and stars Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan. I hope he decides to expand it to feature length!

Cop Out is the first film directed by Smith not based on his own original screenplay. Las Vegas‘ writers Robb and Marc Cullen are responsible for this buddy comedy, in which two LAPD detectives must track down a stolen baseball card, rescue a Mexican woman and face off against memorabilia obsessed gangsters.

The film is also Smith’s first for a major studio (Warner Brothers) after spending his illustrious career making films for Miramax and The Weinstein Brothers. The box-office failure of his last film, Zack and Miri Make A Porno, turned out to be a breaking point in their relationship, forcing Smith to head off in search of greener pastures.

And the result is this! Check the trailer out and let us know your thoughts:

OK, so it’s not hilarious. But Smith works best blue, so I’m hanging out for a red-band trailer before I pass any further judgement. Besides, Morgan and Willis look like they make a good team. If Cop Out can capture the chemistry and comedy of those great 1980’s police movies Beverly Hills Cop and 48HRS, then perhaps this will be Smith’s first genuine box office hit.

Willis and Morgan are joined by Ana de la Reguera, Adam Brody, Kevin Pollak and Seann William Scott. Cop Out hits Australian cinemas February 25th 2010.

Discuss: Favourite Kevin Smith film? Clerks is a corker, but my heart belongs to Chasing Amy.

One Response to “Kevin Smith’s Cop Out trailer debut”

  1. Hahahaha, I knew they'd change the title.

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