Fresh off her Oscar-nominated turn as the sharp-edged ice skater in “I, Tonya”, Margot Robbie returns to the screen as a fictional femme fatale in “Terminal”, which has just released its first full trailer. Ms. Robbie plays a waitress in an unnamed metropolis that looks a lot like the neon-lit, dystopian universes of the “Blade Runner” and “Sin City” films.
Like, “I, Tonya,” “Terminal” was produced by Ms. Robbie (among others), and her character seems to be calling the shots as well, as she manipulates a pair of hit men played by Max Irons (Jeremy’s son) and Dexter Fletcher. The cast also features Mike Myers, in his first live-action movie role since his 2009 cameo as a World War II general in “Inglourious Basterds,” and Simon Pegg, from the “Star Trek” and “Mission: Impossible” film franchises.
Ms. Robbie dons a number of disguises in the teaser, among them a stripper (at a club called “The Rabbit Hole” — Lewis Carroll homage alert!) and a nurse. But her character’s true identity seems closer to Harley Quinn, the nihilistic supervillain she played in “Suicide Squad.”
“I have an unquenchable bloodlust for darkness,”
Clearly, writer-director Vaughn Stein’s noirish feature debut is not to be confused with Steven Spielberg’s sentimental 2004 airport drama “The Terminal.” The new mystery reaches theaters on May 11.