Back in February, it was announced that Gina Carano would follow up her well-received acting debut, Haywire, with an action film title In The Blood, from director John Stockwell (Turistas, Blue Crush). And, now, THR brings us more casting news, as Danny Trejo and Stephen Lang have both signed on to act opposite the MMA star.
In The Blood will star Carano as a wife who brutally extracts revenge on the men she believes killed her husband while they were vacationing in the Caribbean. Trejo is set to play the main villain, Big Biz, while Lang will be seen as the protagonist’s father/mentor who trained her to be the fighting machine she has become. Production, initially slated to begin over the summer, will instead start on location in Puerto Rico this November.
In The Blood is the sort of “safe” movie that makes sense for Carano; it’s another action movie and, unlike Haywire, it seems like it’ll be more focused on action and give her more of an opportunity to shine. But let’s be honest here: this sounds like a straight-to-DVD movie. I’m sure it’ll get released in theaters during a “dump” month (September is a good bet), but the casting does nothing to elevate anyone’s expectations. Trejo is fun and all but he himself is a straight-to-DVD guy; Lang may have done Avatar, but he doesn’t exactly light the world on fire with the rest of his filmography. I don’t see In The Blood making much of an impact on the moviegoing public, but I’ll probably end up seeing it just to watch Carano triangle choke somebody.
Does In The Blood sound like an appealing time at the movie theater, or an appealing future Redbox rental?
To begin, a cliché (albeit one that’s true): a great first scene will tell you how to watch the rest of the movie. Not necessarily who is important to the story, or what the major themes will be, but instead rhythms, what to look for in a shot, and ways to interpret meaning (which is […]
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not […]
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming […]
Latest posts from Beats Per Minute