The Take

Feature Trailer for The Take, formerly known as Bastille Day.


Michael Mason, a pick-pocket living in Paris steals a bag with a teddy bear in it. Not realizing the toy contains a timed bomb, he tosses it aside on a busy street. A few seconds later it explodes, killing four people. CCTV footage reveals Masons face and the French police tag him as a terrorist threat. The explosion, although botched, was set up by a select group of the French Interior Ministry as a decoy so they can make a half billion dollar digital transfer from a bank, (closed on French National Day) -hence the title Bastille Day. In a separate CIA investigation the unruly agent Sean Briar, discovers the real story behind Masons “terrorist attack”. The two men, on different sides of the law, collaborate to bring the corrupt members of the Ministry down.The original title of the film was Bastille Day and later changed to it final domestic title, The Take.

The Take Trailer - Screen Shot 1
The song “The Road Less Traveled” is played during the opening and closing credits and it is actually sung by the star of the film, Idris Elba.

This film will be James Watkins’ third film he has directed. The other two were and .
We finally get a domestic release date here in the United States. While film has already been seen in some international markets, I thought we may never get to see it here. I cannot remember a film that has had as many delays as The Take has. The film was originally set to hit theaters a year ago.


Idris still looks like a bad ass in this trailer. This role looks to be a perfect fit for the actor, especially to help his campaign to be the next James Bond. Since this film has the “buddy cop” element, I worry if there will be good enough chemistry between Idris Elba and Richard Madden throughout the film. If they can pull that part together, than this could be a good film.
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