Term Life Trailer (2016)

Trailer for Term Life, directed by Peter Billingsley who you may remember as Ralphie from A Christmas Story.

A guy wanted around town by various hit men hopes to stay alive long enough for his life insurance policy to kick in and pay out for his estranged daughter.

Term Life has had one helluva bumpy road. The production started off well with the casting of Hailee Steinfeld back in October, 2013, only to have Universal Pictures pull out the funding rug nearly the same day. Within a month the project found new sources of money, and Universal decided to remain on board for US distribution... only to later hand over distribution rights to Focus World after Term Life wrapped production.


Not sure if this is good or bad, but the original distribution plan was to do a VOD release on March 1st, 2016, with a limited theatrical release on April 8th, 2016. But, staying consistent, those dates were dropped in favor of a simultaneous theatrical and VOD release for Term Life on April 29th, 2016.

Term Life Trailer Screencap

With a cast that includes Vince Vaughn, Hailee Steinfeld, Jonathan Banks, Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Bill Paxton, Jordi Molla and Terrence Howard -- and this is a condensed list -- I have to wonder why Universal dropped the film. How do you land the talent and lose the studio? With film's like The Internship and Unfinished Business, maybe Vince Vaughn became a bit too scary of a lead for Universal; though 20th Century Fox keeps trying.

Based on the Term Life trailer, the film looks like it could be a fun ride. Action, a collection of fun characters, all topped off with a bit of charm could be enough to land audiences. Then again, I was on the side of the fence that loved Mr. and Mrs. Smith....

2 min 32 sec


Posted On
January 21, 2016
Peter Billingsley

Andy Lieberman

Focus World

April 29, 2016
Vince Vaughn
Hailee Steinfeld
Bill Paxton
Jonathan Banks
Mike Epps
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