- Action movie star Frank Grillo is taking the lead in the new film Lights Out, alongside Scott Adkins.
- Lights Out has been described as “a modern-day Road House meets Kickboxer,” promising thrilling action.
- The film follows an ex-soldier turned underground fighter and an ex-con as they face corrupt cops and hired killers.
Action movie star Frank Grillo takes the lead in the new trailer for Lights Out, and he’s bringing John Wick: Chapter 4 star Scott Adkins along for the ride. Coming courtesy of Quiver Distribution, if the names “Frank Grillo” and “Scott Adkins” are not enough to tempt you, perhaps the fact that Lights Out has been described as “a modern-day Road House meets Kickboxer” will. You can check out the hard-hitting trailer for Lights Out below:
Alongside the newly released trailer for Lights Out, you can also read the official synopsis below. And it certainly sounds like the perfect action romp for Grillo and Adkins to team-up on.
“A drifting ex-soldier turns underground fighter with the help of a just released ex-con, pitting them both against corrupt cops and hired killers gunning for them and all those they care about.”
Directed by Christian Sesma (Section 8, Vigilante Diaries) and written by Chad Law and Garry Charles, Lights Out sees The Purge: Anarchy and Captain America: Civil War star Frank Grillo take the lead as an ex-soldier who becomes a fighter, with John Wick: Chapter 4 and Boyka: Undisputed star Scott Adkins on board as the superbly named Don ‘The Reaper’ Richter.
The rest of the cast includes Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding, Scream VI), Jaime King (My Bloody Valentine, Sin City), Mekhi Phifer (8 Mile, Love, Victor), and Kevin Gage (Heat).
Frank Grillo & Scott Adkins Have Plenty More Action Fare in the Pipeline
After dominating the B-movie action genre for many years, Scott Adkins is finally getting some mainstream recognition following his scene-stealing performance as Killa Harkan in last year’s action sequel hit, John Wick: Chapter 4. Following roles in the likes of Netflix’s Day Shift, Accident Man: Hitman’s Holiday, One More Shot, and Lights Out, Adkins will soon join forces with Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista for The Killer’s Game.
Directed by J. J. Perry and written by Rand Ravich and Simon Kinberg, The Killer’s Game will star Ben Kingsley, Sofia Boutella, Ice Cube, and Pom Klementieff alongside Adkins and Bautista, and finds a veteran assassin fighting for his life when he places a hit on himself after receiving a terminal medical diagnosis. A diagnosis that turns out to be incorrect.
Lights Out, meanwhile, is just one of several action projects on the cards for Frank Grillo. The actor is due to join Harvey Keitel, Peter Stormare, and Tyrese Gibson in the action thriller Hard Matter, which centers on a power-hungry corporation that takes over the conventional prison system and makes criminals the new law enforcers.
Grillo is also expected to return to The Purge franchise as Leo Barnes. Grillo has wanted to return to the horror (which includes a lot of action) franchise since last appearing in The Purge: Election Year back in 2016. Director James DeMonaco recently teased his plans for The Purge 6, revealing that it will take place in a “broken America.”
“So for me for 6, I was extrapolating on the discord and taking it to its furthest, as far as you can take that idea of what’s going on, I feel, in the country and the political landscape. And it’s a broken America. We’re remapping. [‘The Purge 6’] is about the remapping of America based on ideology, sexuality and religion, so that the states are broken down. You have your Black state, you have your gay state, you have your white evangelical state. And it’s really a broken country.”
Lights Out is scheduled to be released intheaters, on digital, and on demand on February 16.