Director Hicham Hajji behind the scenes of the action film REDEMPTION DAY, a Saban Films release. Photo courtesy of Saban Films.
While some parts of writer/director Hicham Hajji’s freshman feature, Redemption Day, can be a bit touch and go from some technical and creative aspects, the bulk of it largely plays as a straightforward, somewhat layered espionage Taken-style thriller, with actor Gary Dourdan leading the charge and in fine form. The form could’ve otherwise been shot better but, more on that later.
News was slow to come in roughly the past year-and-a-half since we first spotted some BTS footage for writer and director Hicham Hajji’s geopolitical action thriller, Redemption Day. That all changed at some point when Saban Films acquired U.S. distribution rights and now we’ve got ourselves a trailer that brings actor Gary Dourdan back into the fray for his latest return to the screen.
REDEMPTION DAY: Go Behind The Scenes Of Actor Gary Dourdan’s New Geopolitical Rescue Actioner From Voltage
Sales at Cannes last month saw the launch of writer and director Hicham Hajji’s geopolitical action thriller, Redemption Day, from Voltage Pictures and starring Gary Dourdan (CSI), Serinda Swan (Marvel’s Inhumans) and Samy Naceri (Taxi franchise). Production reportedly wrapped its shoot in Morocco with a script reportedly inspired by a true story about a photographer friend killed by a terrorist group during an NGO in Africa. The footage in the player above hails from the first week of principal photography earlier on.