Without giving away any spoilers, viewers are dropped into a dramatic confrontation between McConaughey's Baker Dill and Jeremy Strong's Reid Miller as new information threatens to foil Dill's murderous plan.
"You're gonna tell me what you know about tomorrow," Dill threatens with a knife to the other man's throat. "And if you don't, you're not gonna see it."
The grisly official trailer for Serenity gave us our first look at this suspenseful noir, which is directed and produced by Eastern Promises screenwriter Steven Knight.
Here's the official synopsis:
From the creative mind of Oscar nominee Steven Knight comes a daringly original, sexy, stylized thriller. Baker Dill (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey) is a fishing boat captain leading tours off a tranquil, tropical enclave called Plymouth Island.
His quiet life is shattered, however, when his ex-wife Karen (Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway) tracks him down with a desperate plea for help. She begs Dill to save her - and their young son - from her new, violent husband (Jason Clarke) by taking him out to sea on a fishing excursion, only to throw him to the sharks and leave him for dead.
Karen's appearance thrusts Dill back into a life he'd tried to forget, and as he struggles between right and wrong, his world is plunged into a new reality that may not be all that it seems.
Find out if Clarke's evil character takes the bait when Serenity hits theaters this Friday, January 25.