Zoë Saldaña [Avatar, Star Trek] plays an assassin searching for vengeance for her murdered parents in Olivier Megaton's Colombiana. [Transporter 3]. The Movie is scheduled for release September 2011 but today Colombia Pictures have released some early images of Saldana as her character Cataleya Restrepo. A young girl who sees her family murdered by a drug lord, then grows up to be an assassin simply so she can get revenge.
Here’s further description of the plot:
The film centers on Cataleya Restrepo who at age 10 sees the brutal murder of her parents by a Colombian drug lord Don Luis. Cataleya manages to escape the bullets of the assassin and reach Chicago, where her uncle lives Emilio, also a gangster. Emilio is doing its best to remove Cataleya from the criminal life, but she is determined to become a professional killer. At 25, Cataleya has become a real killer operating on behalf of his uncle, Emilio. But her sole desire is to find Don Luis to avenge the death of her parents.
So it sounds basically like Leon crossed with O-ren Ishii's character biography [Kill Bill] but I don't care, Saldana is seriously talented and I'd happily watch her in an informercial. Along with Saldana, the film co-stars Jordi Molla, Lennie James, Cliff Curtis and Michael Vartan and is written by Luc Besson. Tristar Pictures is set to release the film Stateside on September 2, 2011.
Photos courtesy of Latino Review.