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In TRAFFIK, a bunch of friends get into trouble with a criminal gang, and things don't look like they'll turn out well for them. Directed by Deon Taylor, starring Paula Patton.

In Traffik, a group of friends end up in the crosshairs of a criminal organization. Brea (Paula Patton) and her boyfriend John (Omar Epps) are about to spend the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods with their friends Malia (Roselyn Sánchez) and Darren (Laz Alonso). On the way to the cabin Brea and John stop for gas, during their stop John gets harassed by a group of rough looking men and a woman sneaks a phone into Brea’s handbag. This phone turns out to be very important to some sort of criminal organization causing all sorts of trouble for Brea, John, Malia and Darren in the process.


source: Codeblack Films

My main gripe with this trailer is the fact we didn’t get to see William Fichtner. I certainly hope this doesn’t mean he’s only in this film for a few minutes as I am a big fan of his work. Then again, this trailer wasn’t made with me in mind so who am I to complain? The other thing that bothered me is the way it uses certain clips from the film that make the images on screen seem very predictable.

When John says “I want to give her something she can remember for the rest of her life” we can already guess something bad is about to happen. Traffik looks like a solid action thriller about a group of regular people forced to defend themselves against a group of hardened criminals. It’ll be interesting to see whether Brea, John, Malia and Darren manage to survive.

Traffik is directed by Deon Taylor and stars Paula Patton, Omar Epps, William Fichtner and Dawn Olivieri. It will be released in the U.S. on April 27th, 2018 with an as of yet unknown U.K. release date. For international release dates click here.

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