Following Sean Penn presenting the award for Best Picture at last night's Oscars, Open Road Films has released the second trailer for the actor's new action-thriller, The Gunman. Based on Jean-Patrick Manchette's novel "The Prone Gunman," this adaptation centers on Sean Penn's Jim Terrier, a former Special Forces soldier and military contractor suffering from PTSD who tries to reconnect with his long time love. But first, he must go on the run from London to Barcelona and across Europe in order to clear his name.
Jean-Patrick Manchette passed away in 1995, but his novel was later translated by James Brooks and published by Lawrence Ferlinghetti's City Light Books in 2002. The novel's main character is named Martin Terrier, who is renamed Jim Terrier for this adaptation, although the story is expected to follow the same basic plot from the novel. Director Pierre Morel returns to the action genre for his first film since 2010's From Paris with Love.
Idris Elba, Javier Bardem, Ray Winstone and Mark Rylance round out the supporting cast of The Gunman, which hits theaters nationwide on March 20 from Open Road Films. Do you think this action-thriller will drum up big business when it hits theaters next month? Take a look at the new footage below, and let us know what you think.