While released on furlough from prison, a lowly criminal evades his guards and returns to his old haunts to take revenge on the people that made him a cold-hearted killer. It’s an epic, bloody battle to search for the soul he lost years ago on the streets of an unforgiving city.
Reuniting actor Scott Adkins and writer/director Jesse V. Johnson (“The Debt Collector,” “Savage Dog"), this is a unique take on the classic gangster film. Violent, stylish and unfolding in a non-linear fashion, the film boldly harkens back to its cinematic forebears: “GoodFellas,” “Pulp Fiction” and “Chopper.”
Tagline: He has less than 24 hours to kill quite a lot people
Scott Adkins: "Meet Cain Burgess. Trust me - you do not want to mess with this guy!"
"AVENGEMENT marks my sixth film with Jesse V. Johnson and there's a very good reason why we keep working together. Jesse allows me to play in the action genre sandbox that my fanbase expect whilst simultaneously pushing me to stretch myself as an actor. Along with co-writer Stu Small he crafted a story that allowed me to create a unique and interesting character who I relished playing. Can't wait for
everyone to meet Cain Burgess," says Scott Adkins.
Director Jesse V. Johnson: “Every film you get to make is a gift, and as such you must be sure to attempt to create something worthwhile. With AVENGEMENT, Scott and I worked very carefully to author a character and scenario that was original and fresh, with action sequences that were justified and exciting without repeating anything we had done before. With Cain Burgess, Scott has built a
nuanced, interesting but paradoxically, a both frightening and sympathetic character. A man who has tempered his pain and rejection into a carbon steel tool for revenge, but this is not revenge in the skindeep film-noir style, this revenge is deeper and more resonating, a satisfyingly baroque almost elegant retribution.”
Written by Stu Small – who penned both Accident Man, The Debt Collector and supervised the script for Triple Threat – Avengement sees a lowly criminal (Adkins) who evades his guards and returns to his old haunts to take revenge on the people that made him a cold-hearted killer.