UFC champ-turned-actress and WWE star Ronda Rousey may have had a hell of an uphill climb in the last several years, but she’s proven her resilience along with her filmic potential since breaking out in 2014’s The Expendables 3. Her fruition also comes in parallel to the international success seen by actor and martial artist Iko Uwais (Beyond Skyline) since emerging in under the auspices of Gareth Huw Evans nearly a decade ago and flourishing toward a bigger career to date.
In a visceral modern thriller from the director of Lone Survivor, Mark Wahlberg stars as James Silva, an operative of the CIA’s most highly-prized and least-understood unit. Aided by a top-secret tactical command team, Silva must retrieve and transport an asset who holds life-threatening information to Mile 22 for extraction before the enemy closes in.
A few I’ve engaged with on social media have cited low expectations for this movie. I can kind of understand why, though I’m also mindful of how awesome this particular project might become. Apart from being familiar with the prior work of its assistant fight choreographers who also perform in the film, I have a few friends who’ve worked on this and I’m well aware of their caliber in executing stunts in addition to Uwais who also serves in choreography along with fight coordinator Ryan Watson (Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice, Serenity, V For Vendetta).
Watch the first official teaser trailer below and share your thoughts in the comments section.