Helmed by director Pierre Morel, director of “Taken” where Liam Neeson was catapulted to full-action star status, Pierre once again launches and elevates the action genre and takes on Sean Penn as his latest action hero to beat. “The Gunman” is a dynamic and exciting action film produced by Silver Pictures that reinvented Hollywood blockbuster action movie with “Lethal Weapon” and “Die Hard” franchises, with “Matrix” that pushed the genre even further. Now, with “The Gunman,” the producers, director and actors create a whole new challenge upping the action genre notch higher than its predecessors.
When Penn boarded the project, he immediately sat down with the scriptwriters to update and expand the character of Jim Terrier, an ex-special forces military man who then took on jobs as a mercenary contractor. “I’ve always looked at movies as individual movies, rather than genre. What we have here is by definition territory that is going to involve a lot of dynamic cinema, we are dealing with a high-octane environment, but there is a lot of the real world,” Penn further shares of the film’s theme.
Get ready for the latest action hero when “The Gunman” opens March 18 in cinemas nationwide from OctoArts Films.
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