Just when I was thinking Seagal didn’t have any movies in the can this article on Heat Vision informs us that Anchor Bay has purchased the rights to MAXIMUM CONVICTION, a movie where Seagal is one of two security contractors hired to decommission an old prison that comes under attack by mercenaries. So, HALF PAST DEAD in an empty prison? The good news is that for the first time this will team Seagal with WWE Superstar™ Stone Cold Steve Austin. Which is a huge upgrade from Ja Rule.
The article mentions that the deal includes theatrical rights, but I wouldn’t hold my breath. Maybe somebody else’s breath. We’re talking two DTV stars, a DTV director and a company that has only done very limited theatrical releases.
The director is Keoni Waxman, one of modern Seagal’s primary directors who’s done THE KEEPER, A DANGEROUS MAN and several episodes of True Justice. He also did HUNT TO KILL which is a decent Stone Cold vehicle (but not as good as DAMAGE).
I also want to reiterate that the movie is called MAXIMUM CONVICTION. How is that not already a DTV movie? Or a guy’s name.
thanks to buffywrestling for calling my attention to this story
VERN has been reviewing movies since 1999 and is the author of the books SEAGALOGY: A STUDY OF THE ASS-KICKING FILMS OF STEVEN SEAGAL, YIPPEE KI-YAY MOVIEGOER!: WRITINGS ON BRUCE WILLIS, BADASS CINEMA AND OTHER IMPORTANT TOPICS and NIKETOWN: A NOVEL. His horror-action novel WORM ON A HOOK will arrive later this year.