(Couture locks horns with a killer whale on the set of the upcoming sequel to 1977′s Orca.)
Randy Couture is sick of these monkey-fighting terrorists on this Monday-to-Friday plane!
With the premiere of The Expendables 2 just a couple of months away, it seems like the former UFC Light Heavy/Heavyweight champion’s film career is just be beginning to take off. Aside from his returning role as Toll Road* in the aforementioned Sylvester Stallone-lead action extravaganza, he also has two other projects either completed or in post-production this year alone. One such project, Hijacked, sees him take on a role with a little more meat, alongside such stars as Vinnie Jones and Dominick Purcell. Although the IMDB page has yet to add a plot synopsis, the Youtube page that houses the trailer provided the following:
A high-octane, pulse-pounding story of one man out for justice in the sky, HIJACKED stars a top-notch cast of action heroes including former UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture(The Expendables, and the upcoming The Expendables 2), Dominic Purcell (Straw Dogs, “Prison Break”), Tiffany Dupont (“Greek”), Holt McCallany (Fight Club), Craig Fairbrass (The Bank Job) and Vinnie Jones (Snatch, Kill The Irishman) .
Special Agent Ross’s (Couture) plans to reconcile with his ex-fiancé are ruined when she boards a private jet that is targeted by hijackers working for the same crime lord he is chasing. With no time to inform his team, Ross wriggles his way aboard the aircraft and risks it all to save the love of his life.
So basically, it’s kind of like Air Force One, minus the awesomeness of Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford, and thankfully without the suspension of disbelief necessary for us to believe that a woman could ever be Vice President (Sorry, Mrs. Close). Then again, considering Couture’s character is seeking to reconcile with an ex, it will be interesting to see Captain America play against type.
Check out the trailer and let us know what you think.
Well…we liked the font they used.
Does anyone else find it kind of odd to see the actors credentials listed right beneath their names, as if to say “You remember this guy from that thing, right? RIGHT?!” Anyway, our personal favorite moment comes at the 1:20 mark, where Couture is seen taking out a bad guy with the same rubber bat that Jim Breuer used during his “The Joe Pesci Show” skits back in the glory days of SNL. But perhaps we’re nitpicking a bit much. Based on the trailer, we’ll say this film looks just below the quality level of Dragon Eyes, but still miles above the shit sammich which was Cyborg Soldier.
Que up your Netflix list, Potato Nation, because we don’t think you’ll be seeing this one in theaters anytime soon.
* Yes, that is his actual name in the movie. We couldn’t believe it either. *Three* writers are credited with The Expendables, and not one of them could come up with a better name than that. Then again, considering the guy Stallone fought in the last Rocky movie was named Mason “The Line” Dixon, perhaps we shouldn’t really be surprised.