The International is Tom Tykwer's latest film about an Interpol agent, played by Clive Owen, who attempts to expose a high-profile financial institution's role in an international arms dealing ring. We haven't actually seen Owen in a film since Elizabeth: The Golden Age and Shoot 'Em Up last year and watch this trailer reminds me why I love the guy so damn much. Additionally, Tom Tykwer is a fascinating director who can pull off incredibly visceral and thrilling films, like Perfume, one of my personal favorite films from last year. Maybe this is Clive Owen's answer to Daniel Craig ending up as James Bond, since this has that feeling, but at the same time this just looks like it'll be an awesome action flick on its own.
The International is directed by German filmmaker Tom Tykwer, of Run, Lola, Run and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer previously. The original script was penned by first-time screenwriter Eric Singer. Sony Pictures is releasing The International in theaters everywhere on February 13th, 2009.