Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Guy Pearce star in Brian De Palma’s upcoming Domino, a new action-thriller that marks the acclaimed filmmaker’s first new film since 2012. He apparently hated making it. 

Domino is not my project, I did not write the script,” De Palma told The Playlist last summer. “I never experienced such a horrible movie set. A large part of our team has not even been paid yet by the Danish producers. The film is finished and ready to go out, but I have no idea what its future will hold, it is currently in the hands of the producers. This was my first experience in Denmark and most likely my last.”

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De Palma also lamented that the finished film apparently doesn’t dig into its political themes, which is surprising considering its about a Copenhagen police officer who seeks revenge against the ISIS member who killed his partner. Pearce’s corrupt CIA agent, meanwhile, uses that very same ISIS member as a pawn to trap other ISIS members. As the above trailer demonstrates, the 88-minute film—De Palma’s cut is rumored to run 148 minutes—emphasizes breakneck action and drawn pistols above all else.

Domino hits theaters and VOD services on May 31.

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