‘Nobody’ Trailer: Bob Odenkirk goes full ‘Death Wish’ meets ‘John Wick’ and I’m fucking here for it
Anyone who has watched Fargo or Better Call Saul knows Bob Odenkirk can act. However, did we think he could kick ass? Probably not. However, the trailer for Nobody absolutely demolishes that preconception. This shit looks awesome.
The new red band trailer for Nobody starts with Bob Odenkirk taking a punch on the chin. After that, he handles most of the punching himself.
The Better Call Saul star plays Hutch Mansell, a worn-down suburban father. He loses the respect of his wife and children when he allows burglars to rob the house without putting up a fight. But this dad is no deadbeat. As he explains,
“I used to be what they called an Auditor. The last guy anyone wants to see at their door because it meant you didn’t have long to live. But I left it behind to start a family. I might have, uh, overcorrected.”
Mansell rediscovers some of those latent skills when a group of drunk bullies harass a woman on a bus. From there, the mild-mannered dad disappears, replaced with a tornado of punches, gun shots, and squealing tires. It’s not just about protecting his family, it’s about replacing what was lost: his dignity, as well as his daughter’s kitty-cat bracelet. Amidst the copious violence, Mansell screams, “Give me the goddamn kitty-cat bracelet!”
Unsurprisingly, the script comes from John Wick scribe Derek Kolstad. It’s directed by Ilya Naishuller (Hardcore Henry) and co-stars Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman) as Mansell’s wife, comedy legend Christopher Lloyd as his father, and film-music polymath RZA as his brother.