Salma Hayek says “Yippee-ki-yay” to Japanese mobsters and hired killers in the international trailer for Everly, director Joe Lynch’s ode to Asian cinema and the action classic Die Hard. The Oscar nominee stars as a Yakuza prostitute-turned-informant who must find her inner John McClane and fend off assassins before she can whisk her young daughter away to a new life. Liam Neeson rebranded himself as an action hero with Taken and Scarlett Johansson did it this summer with Lucy. After recent turns in Here Comes The Boom and Grown Ups 2, can Everly do the same for Hayek?
Akie Kotabe and Hiroyuki Watanabe also star in Lynch’s follow-up to Knights Of Badassdom and Yale Hannon scripted the bloody shoot ’em up, which features a score by The Walking Dead and Battlestar Galactica composer Bear McCreary. Radius-TWC will first debut on iTunes and On Demand on January 23 before it hits theaters on February 27.