Arnold Schwarzenegger is currently keeping busy by getting C-list stars to jump through all sorts of reality-TV business-world challenge-related hoops as the host of NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice. This April, however, he’ll be back where we know him best, on the big screen, in Aftermath, as a grieving husband/father who’ll relentlessly pursue the man responsible for the death of his wife and pregnant daughter in a midair collision — for an apology. Watch the new trailer for the film, “inspired by true events,” above.
In the clip, we see Schwarzenegger as a loving father whose life is shattered by the accident. Insurance companies coldly offer to compensate him with about $160,000 for his loss — but what he truly wants is the air traffic controller (Scoot McNairy) whose negligence caused this catastrophe to tell him he’s sorry, a desire complicated by the fact that McNairy’s airline employee has gone into hiding after threats on his life.
While the preview above does its best to imply that Schwarzenegger’s mission will be one of violent revenge, Aftermath — directed by Elliott Lester, who previously helmed the quite good Jason Statham film Blitz — is likely a tale that ends not in violent score-settling but in forgiveness and redemption. We’ll know soon enough what Schwarzenegger is truly up to; Aftermath reaches theaters on April 7.
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