Criminal is the upcoming action-drama with a slight sci-fi bent from director Ariel Vromen (The Iceman) with a powerhouse cast. Seriously, just look at these names: Jonathan Kent, Commissioner Gordon, Wonder Woman, Two-Face, Deadpool (because Green Lantern didn’t happen) and Faora-Ul… wait that’s not right – Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Gal Gadot, Tommy Lee Jones, Ryan Reynolds and Antje Traue. Who said we have too many comic book movies?
So just what’s it all about – the official plot synopsis is as follows:
The memories & skills of a deceased CIA agent are implanted into an unpredictable and dangerous convict.
Well that was succinct and not particularly helpful overall. On to the trailer which tells us a whole lot more:
Criminals released: one. Prisoners taken: none. Bonus point for a Taken reference, which this does remind me of. Putting aside all the ethical considerations about performing experimental brain surgery on criminals who won’t be missed and subsequently losing said criminal, this looks to be an entertaining ride as Kevin Costner murders his way to saving the world while dealing with a pesky new conscience.
Criminal will be released in the US on 15 April, and was written by Douglas Cook and David Weisberg – the team behind The Rock. In addition to all the above-mentioned DC alumni, it also stars Alice Eve, Scott Adkins, Michael Pitt, Robert Davi and Jordi Mollà. And gives us hope that maybe one day we can fix Nick.
Last Updated: February 12, 2016