Dolph Lundgren is a killing machine. Not sure if you were aware of that, but it’s apparently the truth. Don’t take my word for it though… August will see him back on the big screen in The Expendables facing off against his old nemesis Sylvester Stallone, but that action ensemble isn’t his only bullet-shaped iron in the fire. He has another flick hitting DVD and Blu-ray next month in the UK (and releasing domestically in October), and it’s called The Killing Machine. What it lacks in plot originality it more than makes for in bloody mayhem.
Lundgren plays an ex-assassin named Icarus who has found a new life with a normal job and a loving family. But that would be a boring movie, so old enemies reappear in his life in order to end it and soon Icarus is forced to fly again. But with guns instead of wings.
Check out the trailer and synopsis after the jump…
By my count Lundgren kills about fifteen people in the trailer alone. Not too shabby. He also directed the movie, his fifth time in that dual role, and he seems to have a solid grasp on the action side of things both as director and star.
The official synopsis info is below.
To his friends, family and colleagues, Edward Genn (Lundgren) is an ordinary man, a divorced father with a steady job working for an investment company. However, to others Genn is known as Icarus, a ruthless killing machine and former US sleeper agent once based in the Soviet Empire. Determined to break away and leave his dark past behind, Genn has started over with a new identity, but he soon learns you can only escape your past for so long.
When an unexpected incident in Hong Kong results in Icarus’ cover being blown, past and present collide and the one-time assassin realizes he is now the target. Worse, the people that want him dead will stop at nothing to get to him and that means going after those he cares about most – his wife and daughter.
With his life at stake, Icarus is forced to face the demons of his past in order to protect the loved ones in his present. He must fight to save the only thing he’s ever done right in his life by uncovering those who are after him and protecting his family before it’s too late.
“Extended gunfire, explosions, and an impressive body count are the order of the day” (BeyondHollywood.com) in Dolph Lundgren Is The Killing Machine, which co-stars Stefanie von Pfetten (Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief), Samantha Ferris (Supernatural) and Bo Svenson (Inglourious Basterds; Kill Bill), and is a definite must-see for Dolph Lundgren fans and those with a taste for edgy, independent action movies.”
The Killing Machine hits DVD and Blu-ray in the UK on August 16th from Anchor Bay Entertainment.