Lionsgate has released an official trailer for the action-thriller Force of Nature, from director Michael Polish (Twin Falls Idaho, Northfork, The Astronaut Farmer), which is being released directly to VOD this summer.
An edge-of-your-seat action-thriller that explodes during a violent Category 5 hurricane. As disgraced cop Cardillo (Emile Hirsch) races to evacuate an entire apartment building, he comes across Dr. Troy (Kate Bosworth) and her retired detective father, Ray (Mel Gibson). When a murderous gang of thieves arrives to rob a wealthy tenant, they must join forces to battle the criminals and escape with their lives before the entire city is deep underwater.
Check out the trailer for Force of Nature below:
Gibson has already entered grumpy old man action territory, but here he also adds an entry into another sub-category of action flicks, that of the Man vs Nature action-thriller. Think Hard Rain or The Hurricane Heist, movies wherein criminals try to take advantage of extreme weather to masque their heist. The only thing really missing in this one is gators, like the ones in Crawl. More movies, in general, should have CGI alligators in them and what’s stopping Force of Nature from just throwing some angry big-ass gators into the mix?
Anyway, This whole thing looks like fine fare for VOD and a welcome distraction as the world keeps spinning in a weird way.
Of course, there will be detractors for the two leads with Gibson’s anti-Semitic rant and Hirsch’s physical assault of a female colleague, but those incidents didn’t prevent many from enjoying Dragged Across Concrete or Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, respectively so it’s possible Force of Nature found a nice little niche market to simply exist for those who are interested in checking it out. David Zayas, Stephanie Cayo, and Will Catlett also star,
Here’s a poster for the flick, too:
Lionsgate will debut Force of Nature direct-to-VOD starting on June 30th.