August 19, 2011 3:00pm PT by Rebecca Ford
Zoe Saldana Kicks Butt in 'Colombiana' Fight Vignette (Video)
Looking at the petite frame of actress Zoe Saldana, it’s hard to believe she could pack as much power as she does in the film Colombiana.
A new trailer for the film gives moviegoers a behind-the-scenes look at the intense training that the Avatar actress did for her new film.
Saldana plays a young woman who, as a child, witnessed her parents’ murder. She grows up into an assassin, spending her life’s work looking for the people who murdered her parents.
Saldana not only trained with the LAPD for the role, but did weight training, studied Krav Maga and gun handling.
“They’re going to blow everybody away,” said Saldana of the fight scenes. “Because they’re not just a specific form of martial arts or combat. They are just two human beings trying to get out of a situation, at least one of them alive.”
Colombiana, directed by Oliver Megaton (The Red Siren, Transporter 3), will hit theaters August 26.