UPDATE: Samuel Goldwyn Films announced today that the company has acquired U.S. rights for Avengement. in theaters and on demand May 24, 2019.
“Avengement marks my sixth film with Jesse V. Johnson and there’s a very good reason why we keep working together. Jesse allows me to play in the action genre sandbox that my fanbase expect whilst simultaneously pushing me to stretch myself as an actor. Along with co-writer Stu Small he crafted a story that allowed me to create a unique and interesting character who I relished playing. Can’t wait for everyone to meet Cain Burgess,” says star/executive producer Scott Adkins.
“Every film you get to make is a gift, and as such you must be sure to attempt to create something worthwhile. With Avengement, Scott and I worked very carefully to author a character and scenario that was original and fresh, with action sequences that were justified and exciting without repeating anything we had done before. With Cain Burgess, Scott has built a nuanced, interesting but paradoxically, a both frightening and sympathetic character. A man who has tempered his pain and rejection into a carbon steel tool for revenge, but this is not revenge in the skindeep film-noir style, this revenge is deeper and more resonating, a satisfyingly baroque almost elegant retribution,” says director Jesse V. Johnson.
The film is set for release in theaters and on demand May 24, 2019.
UPDATE: Director Jesse V. Johnson just shared the latest image from Avengement featuring Scott Adkins and Craig Fairbrass.
UPDATE: Check out the latest image below featuring Scott Adkins!
Director JESSE V. JOHNSON (Accident Man, Savage Dog) and martial arts star SCOTT ADKINS (The Debt Collector) is set to collaborate for the fifth time in the upcoming action thriller AVENGEMENT.
Described as a gangster film in the vein of ‘Goodfellas’ and ‘Pulp Fiction’, the plot follows “a lowly criminal (Adkins) who evades his guards and returns to his old haunts to take revenge on the people that made him a cold-hearted killer”.
Starring alongside Adkins is his ‘The Debt Collector’ co-star Louis Mandylor, Craig Fairbrass, Thomas Turgoose, Nick Moran, Kierston Wareing, Leo Gregory, Terence Maynard and Ross O’Hennessy.
‘Avengement’ is set for release sometime in 2019. In the meantime, look out for Adkins alongside fellow martial arts superstars Tony Jaa and Iko Uwais in Johnson’s ensemble action extravaganza ‘Triple Threat’ later this year.
SOURCE: City On Fire