WATCH: Pacino, Walken, Arkin Are Gun-Wielding Geezers Who Still Drive Fast In Stand Up Guys Trailer

'Stand Up Guys' trailer

Lionsgate is doing its damnedest to make "Lethal Geezers" into a film genre. Yahoo! just posted the trailer to Stand Up Guys, which the studio will release on Jan. 11, 2013. The Fisher Stevens-directed film stars Al Pacino as Val, a gangster of a certain age who's released from prison and reunites with his former partners in crime, Doc (Christopher Walken) and Hirsch (Alan Arkin). Judging from the trailer, the men reminisce, take their hypertension meds and make up for lost crime while Walken struggles with an order from on high to cap his friend. Hoo-ah!

The film should make a complementary double feature with the highly entertaining Red, which Lions Gate-owned Summit Entertainment released in 2010. That film, an adaptation of the DC Comics series of the same name — an acronym that stood for Retired, Extremely Dangerous — starred Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Morgan Freeman as decommissioned spies of a certain age who prove that they can still kick ass.

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