The newest trailer for I Am Wrath, the latest actioner from director Chuck Russell (Eraser, The Scorpion King) and star John Travolta (Face/Off), has just arrived and gives us a first look at the film’s gritty action and Taken-esque plot. After Stanley Hill (Travolta) witnesses his wife’s death at the hands of a group of thugs, he expects for the police to capture the men who took his wife from him. When the officers fail to bring the assailants to justice, Hill and his old friend Dennis (Christopher Meloni) decide to take matters into their own hands and go after the criminals themselves.
Although I Am Wrath’s plot is an amalgamation between Death Wish, Taken, and John Wick, it’s nice to see Travolta join in on the “Over 50” action genre that stars Liam Neeson and Denzel Washington have had cornered for the last couple of years. However, I Am Wrath looks to tackle far grittier territory than most of Neeson or Washington’s films, as Travolta looks to be fully committing to a vigilante role that will allow him to show his acting chops and rack up a kill count along the way. Think early 90s Steven Seagal in both tone and content, and you’ve got I Am Wrath, more or less Travolta’s answer to one of contemporary action cinema’s most popular sub-genres.
The film, which also stars Christopher Meloni (Man of Steel), Rebecca De Mornay (Runaway Train), Amanda Schull (Nikita T.V. Series), and Luisa Da Silva Jr. (Dragon Eyes), premieres on VOD on April 15th and than in theaters on May 13th. Get a gander at some of the shootouts and hand to hand combat in the newest trailer now.