“Atomic Blonde” is a 2017 American spy action thriller film directed by David Leitch and written by Kurt Johnstad. It is based on UK-based Antony Johnston's 2012 graphic novel “The Coldest City”, which revolves around a spy who has to find a list of double agents who are being smuggled into the West (*Scroll thru to read synopsis for the comic).
And while we’ve seen both the full trailer and red band restricted trailer, today instead we have a look at the graphic novel, courtesy of this “Book Trailer” promo:
Published by Oni Press, the original graphic novel featured art by Sam Hart. “The Coldest City” was continued with “The Coldest Winter”, featuring art by Steve Perkins. Would that serve as a reference for a sequel to this Charlize Theron celluloid-vehicle? Maybe let’s just enjoy THIS film first, for when it premieres July 2017
(Above sample page image via existentialennui.com)
"November 1989. Communism is collapsing, and soon the Berlin Wall will be torn down by both the East and West.
But before that can happen there is one last situation for MI6, Britain's intelligence services, to resolve. Two weeks ago, an undercover MI6 officer was killed in Berlin. He was carrying information from a source in the East — a list that allegedly contains the name of every espionage agent working in Berlin, on all sides.
No list was found on his body.
MI6 sent in Lorraine Broughton, an experienced spy with no existing ties to Berlin, to root out the list. But she walked into a powderkeg of social unrest, counter-espionage, defections gone bad and secret assassinations. Then, on the night the Wall came down, her superior — MI6's chief officer in Berlin — was shot and killed in the street.
Now Lorraine has returned, to tell her story. And nothing is quite what it seems." (thecoldestcity.com)