Trailer: DTV Action Heroes Lundgren and Adkins Team for Monster Movie “LEGENDARY”News Samuel Zimmerman
Dolph Lundgren previously teamed with Scott Adkins, the noble star of a contemporary wave of better-than-expected DTV action (NINJA: SHADOW OF A TEAR) on the strange, savage UNIVERSAL SOLIDER: DAY OF RECKONING. Here, they meet again as adversaries who must take on a large, aquatic predator in LEGENDARY, and hopefully get a leg up on the current glut of poorly constructed, overly winking monster movies in the process.
In LEGENDARY, “Travis Preston (Adkins) assembles his team for an expedition to a remote region in China’s hinterland, where a wild animal that the locals believe to be a primeval monster they call the ‘Shocate’ is said to roam free. Travis’ nemesis, Jim Harker (Lundgren), a merciless trophy hunter, has already set up camp. A race against time ensues and Travis and his team have to pool all their resources if they want to capture this legendary creature alive…”
It’s perhaps disheartening to see the stunt-dedicated Adkins and Lundrgen up against a digital creation, but hopefully LEGENDARY packs some pulpy thrills. Lionsgate Home Entertainment releases July 29 on DVD and VOD.