– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Charlize Theron seems to be in the Liam Neeson stage of her career. A couple years back, she put out Mad Max: Fury Road, where she played the badass Furiosa, and this year, she’ll have a hand in The Fate of the Furious, and now Atomic Blonde.

Now, we’re not ones for judging prematurely here, but we’ll be damned if this doesn’t look like a great time in the theaters. Not only does this film have the pedigree of Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, and Toby Jones behind it, but it was also helmed by John Wick co-director David Leitch, whose next project is the high profile Deadpool 2.

Check out the trailer below:

We love the fact that this looks like a kickass popcorn flick, but it’s also another movie that’s in keeping with this trend of mid-budget action films. For a few years, it seemed like the mid-budget film ($21-$100 million budget movies) were all but extinct). Between the likes of John Wick, Deadpool, and Logan, however, it seems like there is plenty of life in them yet.

The official synopsis for Atomic Blonde is below:

Oscar® winner Charlize Theron explodes into summer in Atomic Blonde, a breakneck action-thriller that follows MI6’s most lethal assassin through a ticking time bomb of a city simmering with revolution and double-crossing hives of traitors. 
The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission.  Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. 
A blistering blend of sleek action, gritty sexuality and dazzling style, Atomic Blonde is directed by David Leitch (John Wick, upcoming Deadpool 2).  Also starring John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella and Toby Jones, the film is based on the Oni Press graphic novel The Coldest City, by Antony Johnston & illustrator Sam Hart.  Kurt Johnstad (300) wrote the screenplay.

What did you think of the new trailer? Let us know in the comments down below!

Atomic Blonde hits theaters on July 28, 2017.

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SOURCE: Universal Pictures

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.