“Ooh, this is going to be good. The trailer’s been leaked,” Rakesha announced.
“Yeah?” Scott and Jeff asked at the same time.
“Opening it now.”
The video was a flurry of images, snippets of action, and dramatic text. The sleek production looked every bit as expensive as it was.
“Before he was the unlikely gentleman,” a tough-sounding narrator intoned over shots of Capitol Hill and of a smooth-operating politician speaking inaudibly to staff and supporters.
“He was just Ben Burns,” the narrator continued over an image of a young guy with glasses. “A college student,” with an oversized backpack getting pushed between two columns of rushing classmates.
“And America’s deadliest weapon,” the narrator dead-panned over Jeff’s muffled laughter and a hushing tone from Rakesha. And sure enough, the video flashed a few images of the same young guy taking down bad guys with a punch to the face or a well-timed kick and a throw.
“You can walk away from all of this,” a beautiful girl breaths as she wraps her arm around him. They both bore signs of having just escaped a fight.
“I can’t. Not now,” Ben argued with an edge to his voice. “Not when I’m so close to finding her killer.”
“Roger Davis,” the narrator announces as more images of car chases and close-quarters fighting are followed by the inevitable explosion and a big building collapsing. “In Ben Burns 5: Unfinished Business.”
Then the video cuts to a shot of Ben/Roger punching a keypad next to a wall safe. He turns to the camera with a satisfied but intense look on his face. Looking at what is presumably the same beautiful girl standing out of view, he says the closing line:
The video fades on the movie title and the release date “In Theaters Summer 2016.”