“Time is of the essence… I implore you – accept our help.” Saban Films has debuted an official US trailer for an indie submarine thriller titled The Command, which is the new US title for the film originally known as Kursk. This premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year and already opened in most of Europe last fall, but it just now getting a US release with the new title this summer. The film tells the tragic true story of a Russian submarine stuck at the bottom of the ocean. The ship is deemed unsinkable but explosions on a test run leave it sunken and useless, and instead of rescuing the surviving crew, the Russians left them there. A nearby British ship intervenes and attempts to save them. This English-language take on the Kursk features Matthias Schoenaerts, plus Léa Seydoux, Colin Firth, Max von Sydow, August Diehl, Steven Waddington, and Matthias Schweighöfer. Unfortunately, the film is terrible despite being a true story.
Here’s the official US trailer (+