Along with the likes of Scott Adkins, Michael Jai White, and Tony Jaa, Chilean martial artist Marko Zaror is one of the baddest men currently working in action cinema. Up until now, he’s largely been relegated to smaller roles and random villain parts in these mostly DTV genre flicks, but now with Redeemer he gets to take center stage. And watching this new trailer this is going to be something you need to see, and well worth the wait.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Former hitman Nicky Pardo (Zaror) has made a deal with God. Pardo will begin every day by holding a gun to his own head and pulling the trigger. And every day he does not die he will take it as a sign that he is meant to continue hunting down the men he used to work for.
Simple, bare bones, to the point, and damn near perfect. Take that and mix it with the intense action and badass fight scenes you see in this footage, and you’ve got my complete attention. Twitch reports that the U.S. distribution rights to Redeemer have been picked up by Dark Sky Films at the American Film Market, which is good news for those of us hoping to see this sooner rather than later. There’s no set release date, but we’ll let you know if we hear anything.