The first trailer for Mile 22 was released back in May and many viewers were under the assumption that it was a Red Band trailer because of the language and bloody action. However, that wasn’t the case at all. It seems that Mile 22 is just an intense action-thriller that looks like a perfect way to end the summer at the box office. If that wasn’t enough, the latest trailer also features a brand-new song from Migos that helps to get the blood pumping along with the visuals on the screen.
In a visceral modern thriller from director Peter Berg (Lone Survivor), Mark Wahlberg stars as James Silva, an operative of the CIA’s most highly-prized and least-understood unit. Aided by a top-secret tactical command team, Silva must retrieve and transport an asset who holds life-threatening information to Mile 22 for extraction before the enemy closes in. The whole plan sounds pretty easy, but it all goes to hell real fast as seen in the new trailer. Wahlberg’s Silva character at one point says, “If we fail, there is no backup plan,” which sounds pretty grim, especially considering how the rest of the trailer pans out.
Mile 22 started filming in November of 2017 and wrapped the following month in Atlanta, Georgia. Filming then went into Columbia and Bogota in January and February of 2018. On February 5th, 2018, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos arrived on the one of the locations in Colombia to say hello and meet some of the film’s stars. Director Peter Berg wanted President Santos try to shoot one of the action sequences of the film, but he declined. Mile 22 was filmed with the intention of starting a franchise and Berg is has recently said that he already has plans for a sequel.
In addition to Mark Wahlberg, Mile 22 also stars MMA fighter and model Ronda Rousey, Iko Uwais, Lauren Cohan, and John Malkovich. Both Rousey and Uwais joined the cast back at the beginning of 2015, before Wahlberg was even attached. Wahlberg signed on in July of 2015 when Peter Berg was confirmed to direct. In March of this year, Wahlberg and Berg announced that Mile 22 will be the first installment in a trio of films.
Mile 22 opens in theaters on August 17th after originally having a release date of August 3rd. Today’s newly released trailer is the last of the promotional material for the film until its released in a few weeks. So, hopefully you’ve seen enough to warrant another visit to the movie theater at the end of the summer for what looks like an epic popcorn movie to enjoy right before the kids go back to school. You can check out the latest trailer for Mile 22 below ahead of the August 17th release date below, thanks to the STX Entertainment YouTube channel.