Watch the slick first trailer for Deepwater Horizon

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Joel Philpott

Inspired by the 2010 Macondo well disaster below the Deepwater Horizon, director Peter Berg (Lone Survivor, Battleship) looks to have turned the largest oil spill in US history – killing 11 and devastating the surrounding ocean – into a thrilling old-school disaster thriller.

Mark Wahlberg is joined by John Malkovich, Kurt Russell and Dylan O’Brian, the trailer showing the crew’s struggle after a malfunction fires an explosive sludge of oil, gas and mud into their off-shore oil rig. Their escape is plagued with flaming obstacles as we see the platform quickly become engulfed by a ferocious blaze.

Addressing the ecological fallout of the catastrophe six years after the BP spill, the film joins Erin Brockovich in highlighting the human side of the destructive, natural resource-draining oil industry. Watch the trailer above and let us know what you think @LWLies

Deepwater Horizon hits cinemas September 2016.

Published 24 Mar 2016

Tags: BP oil spill Deepwater Horizon Mark Wahlberg

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