Get ready to get AVENGEMENTed

I must be moving up in the world because I actually got sent a press release about Samuel Goldwyn Films acquiring U.S. rights to “THE ACTION-PACKED FILM ‘AVENGEMENT’ STARRING SCOTT ADKINS.”

The important new information is that it will be released digitally on May 24th. It also says it’ll be in theaters that day, but I don’t know how many of our cities will benefit from that.

The other thing that most impressed me is that Adkins’ character is named CAIN BURGESS. Obviously we were all hoping for John Avengement, but the genre can definitely use more Cains and Kanes. We’ll see if Cain Burgess becomes the next Yuri Boyka.

AVENGEMENT is directed by Jesse V. Johnson, who I have noted is on an incredible role with SAVAGE DOG, ACCIDENT MAN, THE DEBT COLLECTOR and TRIPLE THREAT all in a row. He first directed Adkins way back in 2005’s PIT FIGHTER. The screenplay is by Johnson and Stu Smalls, which bodes well – Johnson wrote the excellent DEBT COLLECTOR, and Smalls is Adkins’ life long friend who co-wrote ACCIDENT MAN and has helped mold his dialogue for other scripts.

Here’s the official plot summary:

“While released on furlough from prison, a lowly criminal evades his guards and returns to his old haunts to take revenge on the people that made him a cold-hearted killer. It’s an epic, bloody battle to search for the soul he lost years ago on the streets of an unforgiving city.”

Johnson’s description of the character and story are intriguing. He calls Cain Burgess “both frightening and sympathetic” and “A man who has tempered his pain and rejection into a carbon steel tool for revenge.” And he claims that said revenge is “a satisfyingly baroque, almost elegant retribution.”

So we’ll find out what that’s all about in a few months, but we only have to wait until next week to see the latest from Johnson and Adkins (as the villain), TRIPLE THREAT. I’ll have a review of that for you tomorrow morning after the embargo lifts.

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8 Responses to “Get ready to get AVENGEMENTed”

  1. While I respect (not really) the embargo, considering you said Johnson was on an incredible roll with the prior movies and included Triple Threat, I can only assume it’s awesome. Can’t wait for the review/to watch it myself.

  2. I’m definately seeing Triple Threat next Tuesday.

  3. The Undefeated Gaul

    March 15th, 2019 at 2:38 am

    Looking forward to this. I especially like the new poster where it’s just him looking at the camera, baring his teeth. Looks very cool and very different from the typical stoic badass look he normally has, so I’m hoping he gets to go a little crazy with this.

  4. I’m legit pissed Triple Threat isn’t playing theatrical near me on that one night. Only movie I really wanna see in a theater and I have to cross state lines go see it.

    This one sounds good too! I wish there was some sort of Annapurna for these flicks that would secure even a small theatrical release. i would love seeing these with a crowd like I used to with Seagal and Van Damme flicks on openong night. Whats the deal with Orion? They should do it.

    To dream…

  5. The Winchester, if you are referring to Orion Pictures they are in the horror game and independent films. Their upcoming movie list is pretty much filled up with films like The Prodigy, and the Child’s Play remake. They produced the weird young adult romance film Every Day, the horror musical Anna the Apocalypse. I guess The Belko Experiment where one of their bigger films in the last few years. I was surprised Orion Pictures where back in the game. Doesn’t seem they are in the action game.

  6. I’ll definitely be seeing this. My son and I have our tickets for Triple Threat on Tuesday. Looking forward to the review tomorrow!

  7. Orion did make a post apacalytic movie. However, action movies don’t get on all the genre film festivals as much as horror which is why you barely see any.

  8. Ghost- exactly my point. They have a lot of genre fair, this type of film would fit into their model. (Theoretically).

    Where is the new Cannon?!? It was almost Dimension, and almost Lionsgate, but i refuse to let it be Netflix.

    Alright enough of my wishful thinking.

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