ARCHENEMY Review: An Abstract Superhero Drama Wrapped In Intrigue And Explosive, Gritty Crime Thrills
It’s an interesting time for superhero movies. Indeed you have the studio level tentpoles for Marvel, DC and the nascent Valiant label, but if you’re a genre director on the other hand, like Daniel Isn’t Real helmer Adam Egypt Mortimer, your eye is definitely on something more subversive and atypical like other films of late.
Currently set to screen for this year’s Fuck Covid Edition of Beyond Fest, the Adam Egypt Mortimer-directed Joe Manganiello starrer, Archenemy, is slated for an on-demand, digital and select-theatrical release on December 11. Thus, RLJE Films has dropped the official trailer which you can now view above, as well as the official poster, designed by Christian Ward.
Though his DC movieverse prospects may have taken a backseat, actor Joe Manganiello will still get his superhero thrills on in one form or another in the gritty new fantasy crime thriller, Archenemy.
Daniel Isn’t Real helmer Adam Egypt Mortimer’s new fantasy thriller, Archenemy, will release theatrically, on digital and on-demand beginning December 11, from AMC’s RLJE Films. Festival attendees currently making plans to catch the film earlier may do so for BeyondFest world premiere on October 2, and at Sitges beginning October 8.
I have a feeling we’re gonna see a few superhero-driven narratives in the year to come – the kind centered on superheroes out of their element only to be pulled back into the fray when duty calls. Such is the case for Daniel Isn’t Here helmer Adam Egypt Mortimer’s new film, Archenemy, which Voltage Pictures revealed this week in the form of an official trailer, firstly revealed by Variety
Joe Manganiello (Sabotage) is still holding up despite not ever getting to don the costume of Deathstroke for Warner Bros. The actor will be starring in Archenemy from writer and director Adam Egypt Mortimer, hailing from SpectreVision with Voltage Pictures launching international sales.