We've been tracking progress on Gabriel Carrer's indie vigilante thriller The Demolisher for a few months now - the first imagery from this Canadian indie has all looked great - and now our patience has been rewarded with a first teaser for the film.
Bruce (Ryan Barrett) is an ordinary repairman tormented by a crippling sense of responsibility for his disabled wife Samantha,
an ex-policewoman (Tianna Nori), the survivor of a gang-related
assault. Bruce's increasing hyper-sensitivity to the injustice suffered
by his wife steer him down a dark path of vigilantism, and with his
rapidly disintegrating mental health, paranoia and overwhelming sense of
doom, Bruce channels his inner rage towards a young woman Marie
(Jessica Vano) and finds refuge in a world of extreme violence. Both a
character study and a psychological examination of trauma, The
Demolisher is an unapologetic portrayal of what can happen when a
fragile mind is pushed too far.
So, what are we thinking? A darkly realistic take on the psychology of a real world Punisher? That certainly seems to be what Carrer is aiming for here. Take a look at the teaser below and weigh in.