The MCU actors (Mackie – Falcon, Grillo – Crossbones) reunite in this remake of the 2010 French film of the same name. The film follows an emergency room nurse (Mackie) who is forced to team up with an injured murder suspect (Grillo) in a race against time, rival criminals and renegade cops after his pregnant wife is kidnapped.
As far as the trailer goes, it looks like a pretty formulaic outing, although there is the appeal of having a film led by Mackie and Grillo. Some good chemistry and well-crafted action sequences could go a long way here. The French film was an energetic, satisfying thriller with a simple yet effective premise. Let’s hope this follows suit.
Directed by Joe Lynch (Mayhem, Everly) and written by Adam G. Simon (who’s also co-writing The Raid remake), Point Blank will be hitting Netflix on July 12.
Official synopsis for Point Blank:
When his pregnant wife is kidnapped and held as collateral, Paul, an ER nurse, must team with the badly injured career criminal and murder suspect under his charge in order to save the lives of his wife and unborn child. Pitted against rival gangs and a deadly ring of corrupt cops, the unlikely duo find a way to survive together in the fight of their lives. A gritty, action-packed thriller starring Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo.