Marko Zaror Will Kick That Face And That Face And All The Faces In First REDEEMER Teaser!

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Marko Zaror Will Kick That Face And That Face And All The Faces In First REDEEMER Teaser!
Good news for fans of Chilean martial artist Marko Zaror on a pair of fronts. Up first, word is out from the American Film Market that US rights for his latest pairing with writer-director Ernesto Diaz Espinoza, Redeemer, has been picked up for US distribution by Dark Sky Films. And second? The first teaser, featuring a whole lot of whup-ass, has just released online via Deadline.

Former hitman Nicky Pardo (Zaror) has made a deal with God. Pardo will begin every day by holding a gun to his own head and pulling the trigger. And every day he does not die he will take it as a sign that he is meant to continue hunting down the men he used to work for.
Check out the trailer below!

[Full disclosure: Yup, I'm a credited producer on this one, which is also being represented for international sales by XYZ Films, where I am a partner.]

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Martin WagnerNovember 7, 2014 7:34 PM

Another one from Fantastic Fest. It was passable enough to watch if you aren't expecting much more than routine Netflix fodder. The main thing is that Marko — a really charismatic guy in real life — plays this glowering, cliche hero who's the very definition of "one-note." It would have been nicer if the movie had allowed his character more emotional range.

Marcel SamsonNovember 8, 2014 4:31 AM

Everything about the trailer, except for Marko's fighting, screams cheese, cliché and mediocrity. That written

Will give it a look just for the fights though.

YojimboNovember 8, 2014 12:21 PM

Unfortunately I think you are right, Redeemer seems to be cut from such a tired and worn trope.
Marko on the other hand is looking sharp and moving well no wasted weight on that BMF.
I'm hoping somebody casts him and other stand outs like Scott Adkins, Michael Jai White in something decent.

Marcel SamsonNovember 9, 2014 5:20 AM

Yes, we can only hope. Recently saw Ninja 2. Same story. Cliche, mediocre, cheesy. But damn, those fights!

Btw, the movie doesn't really pretend to be more, so I can't really fault it for above things. It's as good as it gets for this kind of action B-movie, I guess. I just wish they would get offered more. All three are amazing on screen fighters, and not so bad actors (Zaror and White have a great presence too). I think with some direction, they will be capable of better roles than they have been getting until now.

Martin WagnerNovember 9, 2014 6:02 AM

I'm sure it's largely because it's dirt cheap to make films like this as formulaic as possible. To be more ambitious creatively would involve investment in talent and resources outside the filmmakers' means.

YojimboNovember 9, 2014 10:24 AM

I wish it was just investment in talent and resources outside the filmmakers means.
If that was the case we would be getting a more varied and interesting work from Hollywood but I don't see that being the case.
Its safer to invest in a film which is made up of known, knowns as it were, to at least have some chance of getting a return on your investment.

Martin WagnerNovember 12, 2014 8:17 AM

Well, this was a Chilean indie production, not Hollywood product, though in principle you're not wrong.