Kudos to the marketing team at Lionsgate for this trailer for “The Devil’s Double,” an A/V remix by Mike Relm, whose work includes a TV spot for “Iron Man 2” and live pieces for Coachella, Blue Man Group and the 2010 Winter Olympics.
In case you don’t know the story, here’s the logline:
Summoned from the frontline to Saddam Hussein’s palace, Iraqi army lieutenant Latif Yahia (Dominic Cooper) is thrust into the highest echelons of the “royal family” when he’s ordered to become the ‘fiday’ – or body double – to Saddam’s son, the notorious “Black Prince” Uday Hussein (also Dominic Cooper), a reckless, sadistic party-boy with a rabid hunger for sex and brutality. With his and his family’s lives at stake, Latif must surrender his former self forever as he learns to walk, talk and act like Uday. But nothing could have prepared him for the horror of the Black Prince’s psychotic, drug-addled life of fast cars, easy women and impulsive violence.
A word of caveat emptor: A cool trailer may or may not have any bearing on the quality of the final product (Relm also did a trailer remix for Kevin Smith’s “Cop Out”). However, buzz on “The Devil’s Double” has been good since its Sundance premiere, so hopefully the resemblance ends there.
Directed by Lee Tamahori, “The Devil’s Double” stars Dominic Cooper and opens July 29.