SINGAPORE – Triple Frontier is a military action thriller that has taken a different path.
The team of ex-soldiers is a weapon expert with reluctant trigger fingers. They move in situations where there is life or death, without slogans or jokes. And while the story is about the team attacking a drug lord, there are no villains in the story – the dangers they face arise from their own vice.
The film producer Chuck Roven (69) that the film "takes the military genre and turns it upside down."
He spoke at a press conference in Marina Bay Sands last Saturday (March 9) with film stars ̵
46-year-old Affleck, who plays the leader of the team poured cold water because the cast is mainly male performers who sweat in action sequences. The set was full of testosterone.
Former Special Forces Members of the film's advisory team taught the actors that men in these units value teamwork and camaraderie above everything else.
"It's not about telling a male story or masculinity, but a story rooted in the truth of the special forces," he said.
The story of Oscar Isaac and Pedro Pascal, who are members of the team, begins as the former warriors struggle emotionally and financially in civilian life.
When they learn of a huge cash deposit in a remote location in an unnamed South American country, they decide to steal it. The problem is that the money is in a drug-baron guarded by armed guards.
The script began under the pen of former journalist Mark Boal, the Oscar-winning writer behind the script for the war drama The Hurt Locker (2008). For the story behind the hunt for terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden in Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Boal's screenplay received an Oscar nomination.
Boal's stories are known to touch deeper topics under a layer of action and excitement. In The Hurt Locker, it was the impact of war on the psyche of a bomb disposal expert. Zero Dark Thirty deserved controversy over the portrayal of torture for obtaining information.
In the Netflix film, the script is also listed topical with director JC Chandor (Margin Call, 2011; All Is Lost, 2013).
British actor Hunnam, 38, who has spent most of his life in the United States, said the story goes into the consequences of aging warriors aging from the military.
"We are investigating the difficulty of reintegrating civilians into life if their specific, central purpose and training are no longer considered valuable or useful while you are still in the prime of their lives," he said.
The film also suggests that money and military interventions go hand in hand – when mistakes happen, money changes ownership, but the transgressions are never completely forgiven.
Affleck called the film "a parable about greed and temptation."
"It's not a very long jump to follow what's happening in this story and to help you. Look at how we've tried to solve problems in the military dimension and with the money, and how useful it is The real solutions are much harder. "
Triple Frontier will be released on Wednesday (March 13) on Netflix.