Scott Adkins is going to unleash the pain again later this year with Avengement, which has will be coming to the U.S.
With his upcoming Triple Threat coming next week, it was announced that Samuel Goldwyn Films has picked up the U.S. rights to Avengement, which reunites Adkins with Jesse V. Johnson, who has been collaborating with Adkins on many films including the aforementioned Triple Threat.
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.
The film co-stars Nick Moran, Thomas Turgoose, and Louis Mandylor, who reunites with Adkins and Johnson on the action-comedy The Debt Collector. Stu Small, who collaborated with Adkins and Johnson on Accident Man, wrote the script.
Adkins had this to say about Avengement:
“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,”
Johnson added this:
“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.”
Look out for Avengement in select theaters and Digital on May 24 from Samuel Goldwyn Films.