I know this film is being looked forward to by many, thanks in part to the inclusion of CHUD fave Val Kilmer, Betty Ford regular Robert Downey Jr., and especially Lethal Weapon creator Shane Black. They mention that fact for Black too in this new trailer, though I think that if I was the marketing guru behind this, I would’ve gone with "From the man who told TWO pussy jokes in Predator". L.A. advert honchos, you know how to contact me.
Anyway, the gist of the story from our own Fetal Films: "A breezy take on writer-director Shane Black’s trademark
buddy action/comedy oeuvre, a petty thief (Robert Downey Jr.) is
brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in
the middle of a murder investigation, along with his high school dream
girl (Michelle Monaghan) and a detective (Val Kilmer) who has been
training him for his upcoming role."
To be perfectly honest, I think the trailer is rather ho hum (flick comes across as a bit run-of-the-mill) but the real kicker is in Shane Black’s involvement (and directorial debut) since he hasn’t done crap since 1999’s A.W.O.L. (which, oddly enough, is getting an L.A. release a day before Kiss Kiss hits). Hey, I’m looking forward to this sucker regardless. And Michelle Monaghan only sweetens the deal too.
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang blows its way into theaters September 16th.