Gina Carano and Luis Guzmán
Amaury Nolasco, Danny Trejo, Luis Guzmán star in an all-out beat’em-up with Gina Carano
Captain America: The Winter Soldier may be dominating the headline and the movie screens on Friday, April 4, but a gang of our best action heroes are staging an insurrection of their own with In the Blood, premiering on iTunes, On Demand, and in theaters on the same day.
The basic premise: Simply and solid: Gina Carano stars as Ava, a trained fighter with a dark past. When her new husband (Cam Gigandet) vanishes during their Caribbean honeymoon, Ava uncovers a violent underworld of conspiracy in the middle of an island paradise. Armed with a deadly set of skills, Ava sets out to discover the truth–and to take down the men she thinks are responsible for his abduction, one by one.
You’ll find Ismael Cruz Cordoba, Treat Williams, Cam Gigandet, our buddy Yvette Yates, and the guy who tried to kill an entire species–Stephen Lang, of Avatar–in this violent little thriller. And best of all, you can see it on any screen you want, since it’s simultaneously releasing on iTunes, VOD, and in theaters. Buy your popcorn and take your pick.
And here’s the coolest little bit: it’s directed by John Stockwell, who also directed Paz Vega in the action fave Cat Run (and will do it again in an upcoming sequel) as well as the hyper-violent horror film Turistas. But he’s best known for something older and truly classic: he was (and still is, sometimes) an actor, best known as “Cougar” in Top Gun and the “nice guy” who nearly dies ten times over in the John Carpenter adaptation of Stephen King’s Christine, way back in 1983. (His co-star in that film, nerdy Keith Gordon, has become a respected director as well, with credits like The Chocolate War and A Midnight Clear, along with multiple episodes of Dexter, The Killing, and many others.
Enjoy the trailer…then enjoy the action!