After a great starring stint as The Bride in Kill Bill, I thought Uma Thurman would be soaring upwards from her normal hot into super-hot. However, she followed Quentin Tarantino's ode to her with a number of less-than-inspiring roles, which was topped by the overly-advertised My Super Ex-Girlfriend. Just in case her two upcoming films, The Accidental Husband and In Bloom crash and burn, she's re-amped her action side in a long car commercial/short movie -- Mission Zero. Over at Pirelli Film, you can see the short that has her driving a Lamborghini Gallardo with PZero tires through L.A. streets while it seems like everyone and their mother tries to kill her.
It's really not a plot film, but some kind of next-generation advertising -- a way to show off the car and some saucy action scenes. Since that's the case, expect lots of action while you wonder just what in the world is going on. There's guns, speeding, chases and comedic moments -- the whole kit and kaboodle, all in about the length of two back to back movie trailers. That being said, the flick does have a wrap-up ending, which I assume is the filmmakers attempt to make some sort of plot out of the action scenes. Is this 'short film' going to be playing as pre-movie advertising in theaters any time soon? We have no idea at this point, but we will be keeping on top of the situation. The kicker -- this film is actually directed by Point Break and K-19: The Widowmaker director Kathryn Bigelow, and the director of photography is none other than Oscar-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski, who may have needed to give his action chops a whirl before he gets started on his next project, Indy 4.