‘Blood Diamond’ trailer released on the Internet

A trailer for the movie Blood Diamond has been available on several Web sites for the past few days. You can view it here.

The adventure thriller, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Djimon Hounsou, is set in Sierra Leone during its brutal civil war in the late 1990’s, according to a plot summary on the Internet Movie Database.

DiCaprio plays Danny Archer, a South African mercenary, and Hounsou plays Solomon Vandy, a Mende fisherman. Both men are African, but their histories as different as any can be, until their fates become joined in a common quest to recover a rare pink diamond that can transform their lives.

The movie is planned for a mid-December release nationwide.

The trailer shows several violent scenes, including bombs exploding, someone being hacked with an axe, and a child in military uniform pointing a gun at the two main characters.

The narrator in the beginning of the trailer says:

They say it came from the heart of the Earth to test the hearts of men. A stone so rare, men will do anything to possess it. Wars will be fought in search of it. And all who touch it are left with blood on her hands.

You can download the trailer by Right clicking the link below and selecting “Save Target As”: http://home.quicknet.nl/qn/prive/m.markus/BloodDiamond.mov