Scott Adkins, Isaac Florentine, Mario Van Peebles in a cowboy hat? The upcoming action/revenge movie Seized has all of that, which is more than enough to get me fully on board. I don’t know how I let this trailer slip by, but damn, it’s here now and that’s all that matters.
Some of Scott Adkins’ best work has been under the direction of Isaac Florentine. Action classics like Undisputed 3: Redemption and Ninja: Shadow of a Tear, among others. (Florentine also produced the Adkins-starring Boyka: Undisputed.)
So, these two working together is always welcome news. Add Mario Van Peebles into the mix, and damn, you’ve got something. He’s clearly having a ball chewing the scenery as the movie’s big bad. All in all, this Seized trailer also just looks like the kind of low-down, dirty genre fun I’m in the mood for right now. Even better.
Here’s a synopsis:
Carl Rizk (Adkins), an ex-covert operative who’s moved to a small quiet town in Oregon to raise his son and daughter gets awakened by a phone call and message from a modulated voice telling him that both his children have been kidnapped and buried alive with just enough air to survive for the next five hours. In order to ever see his children alive again, RIZK has to take on three distinct groups of highly-skilled criminals and kill each and every one of them. But he has to work alone and face increasing obstacles and levels of weaponry to uncover the identity of the man behind the macabre plot. The clock is ticking and Rizk can’t waste any time or make any mistakes or he will lose his family forever.
To quote the trailer, “Basically, what you’re saying is everyone needs to die?” That sounds like a solid basis for a revenge-tinged action movie. There’s even a very John Wick-looking nightclub scene. So jazzed.
Seized hits VOD and physical media in November 2020. At least in Australia. Hopefully other territories will see it at or at least around the same time.