It looks like Charlize Theron will be returning to the world of ass-kicking. Based on Antony Johnston’s graphic novel The Coldest City, Atomic Blonde tells the story of assassin Lorraine Broughton (played by Theron), who is on a mission to take down an espionage ring in Berlin.
Co-directed by David Leitch, it becomes clear in this trailer that we are in for a neo-noir John Wick-style treat, with Theron punching through relentless, ultraviolent action sequences.
Apparently the film, which is set in 1989, is stacked with an awesome 80s soundtrack, with songs like Nena’s “99 Luftballoons” and George Michael’s “Father Figure” complimenting Theron’s action scenes. The trailer alludes to this with a ghostly cover of “Blue Monday” by Health, as well as Queen’s “Killer Queen.”
Atomic Blonde will premiere this weekend at the South by Southwest film festival in Texas, and will be available in theatres in July. Watch the trailer below.