‘Deepwater Horizon’ Trailer: Mark Wahlberg Film Shows Horrific Images of the Disaster

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Mark Wahlberg’s forthcoming movie about the 2010 Deepwater Horizon drilling rig oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has just released a heart-pounding teaser trailer on Lionsgate’s YouTube channel.

Deadline reports that the story “honors the brave men and women whose heroism would save many on board, Deepwater Horizon and change everyone’s lives forever,” as per the synopsis released by the studio.

The trailer opens with scenes depicting Mark Wahlberg’s character Mike Williams at home with his wife (Kate Hudson) and daughter (Stella Allen). The daughter is describing her father’s job through her innocent eyes.

“We’re the explorers,” says Wahlberg in the trailer, to which Sydney, his daughter, recalls the name of Dora the Explorer, an animated TV character. As the little child begins to demonstrate her father’s drilling operations in the oil rig, the trailer cuts to scenes from the oil rig where danger is brewing.

This is one of the better cut trailers out there where the editing makes viewers interested in the project. The innocent girl’s narration and simple demonstration of the activities in an oil rig with a coke can and a pencil create an ominous foreboding about the actual devastating events that lead to the deaths of 11 crewmen.

The oil rig exploded on April 20, 2010 during a drilling operation. The resulting fire could not be contained and the drilling platform sank. The well continued leaking at the seabed and caused one the worst environmental disasters in US history. Though the well was declared sealed on 19 September 2010, early 2012 reports indicated the site was still leaking.

“Deepwater Horizon” is directed by Peter Berg whose filmmaking credits include “The Rundown,” “Hancock,” “Battleship,” and “Lone Survivor,” among others. The movie also stars Hollywood veterans Kurt Russell and John Malkovich, which should add much lustre in the acting department and elevate the overall quality of the motion picture.

“Deepwater Horizon” will be released on September 30 in the US. The teaser can be seen below.

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