Given that the title character is played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, there’s a good chance that Gunther isn’t actually killed in “Killing Gunther.” Taran Killam’s new action/comedy provides an opportunity for the Governator to restore his former cinematic glory in a way that “Terminator Genisys” and “Maggie” didn’t; one hopes that it works out this time. Watch the film’s trailer below.
Here’s the synopsis for the film, which looks set to tap into Arnold’s comic abilities: “‘Killing Gunther’ tells the story of Gunther (Schwarzenegger), the world’s greatest hitman. There are plenty of reasons to want to kill him: he’s arrogant, he’s a show-off, and he steals jobs. The assassin community is tired of it. Determined to retire Gunther for good, a group of eccentric killers from across the globe come together to set the perfect trap. But their master plan quickly turns into a series of embarrassing fails as Gunther always appears one step ahead.”
Bobby Moynihan, Cobie Smulders, Kumail Nanjiani, and Killam himself co-star in the film. Saban Films will release “Killing Gunther” in theaters on October 20.