Champion Road and Call Me King director R.L. Scott is finally getting its day with an official announcement for his newest dark superhero crime thriller, Lazarus. The news comes just as Scott works toward finishing up on Bora, a seductive new psychological road thriller that filmed last year amid lockdown safety protocols in California.
Lazarus definitely one of the most long-awaited efforts from Scott as he’d additionally been plotting a course in the last several years to develop his own superhero franchise. All things considered, with any luck, this won’t be the last we hear from Scott going forward. Read on, and don’t forget to snag your access to Tubi for ad-supported entertainment.
FOX Entertainment’s free streaming service will debut R.L. Scott’s feature film – starring Sean Riggs, Costas Mandylor, Aeriel Miranda, Shane Brolly, Nicki Micheaux, Noel Gugliemi, Linc Hand, Adamo Palladino, and R&B superstar Mya – in the U.S. and Canada
SAN FRANCISCO, February 4, 2021 – Tubi (www.tubi.tv), a division of FOX Entertainment, today announced it will exclusively debut the action thriller from Samuel Goldwyn Films, Lazarus, on February 26 in the U.S. and Canada. From R.L. Scott (Call Me King), the feature film stars Sean Riggs (S.W.A.T.,You), Costas Mandylor (Saw IV), Aeriel Miranda (Straight Outta Compton), Shane Brolly (Underworld), Nicki Micheaux (In The Dark), Noel Gugliemi (Training Day), Linc Hand (68 Whiskey), Adamo Palladino (Becoming Bond) and R&B superstar Mya (Chicago). Lazarus joins Tubi’s massive global library of over 30,000 movies and television shows, absolutely free to viewers.
“Lazarus proves that indie filmmakers can deliver powerful superhero stories, a space usually reserved for the majors,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer, Tubi. “Viewers will be treated to a diverse and talented cast in an otherworldly Los Angeles setting, completely free and exclusive on Tubi.”
Lazarus centers around a man (Riggs) who is killed, but his death is a brief affair. Upon regaining consciousness, he discovers he has been gifted with extraordinary powers that allow him to super-heroically fight the organization responsible for plunging his city into darkness.
Lazarus is written and directed by R.L. Scott. The film was produced by R.L. Scott, and Justin “Jtrx” Echols; and executive produced by Sean Riggs, Eddie Riggs, and Edward Davie.
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