So today we’ve had a sneak preview of what looks to be an AWESOME movie! BRUTAL centres on Trevor (Morgan Benoit), abducted from his backyard at the age of fifteen by an unseen alien presence. Forced into nearly two decades of no-holds-barred fights against other abductees inside an unearthly mixed martial arts arena, Trevor has evolved from an innocent boy into a brutal fighting machine. Derek, (Jeff Hatch) an ambulance-chasing lawyer, is the latest lab rat abductee to face Trevor.
As the two men exchange ever-increasing beatings over the course of weeks and months, the brutality of their existence and the true nature of their humanity is slowly revealed. With elements of the Twilight Zone, Brutal explores through science fiction, allegory and psychological drama, man’s violent nature and our propensity to commit unthinkable acts of violence against each other. Yet through this prism of brutality our capacity to love one another, even in the worst of circumstances is celebrated.
The fight sequences were created by one of Hollywood’s top stunt performers, Colin Follenweider. Colin was Paul Rudd’s stunt double in ANT MAN and he has over 70 credits to his name including AVATAR, X-MEN, LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD and DIVERGENT.
It looks awesome and the sound of bone-snapping will haunt me for quite a long time! God knows what else we’ll be subjected to when the full film is released, but judging by this shot to the jewels it looks like we’re in for some grotesque, toe-curling gore!
Keep an eye out for this one folks! It’s available on Pay Per View this month in the US and should be available on DVD from May. Not based in the US? Fear not! A global release is planned for later in the year!
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