This is quite a surprise. Mel Gibson, who we last saw as the villain in The Expendables 3, stars in this new action thriller due for release on August 25.

Gibson plays John Link, an ex-convict who runs a tattoo parlor outside of his RV when he gets a call from his estranged daughter (Erin Moriarty). She has gotten herself in a major rut with some violent drug dealers and it’s up to him to protect her.

French filmmaker Jean-Francois Richet, who directed the remake of Assault on Precinct 13 and the Mesrine films, helms this film from a script by Peter Craig and Andrea Berloff.

Blood Father is set for an August 25th release date.