Jean-Claude Van Damme delivers a dramatic flip as a soldier with PTSD within the trailer for We Die Younger. The movie relies on director Lior Geller’s personal brief Roads, which units a Guinness world document for many awards received by a pupil movie throughout its run on the 2008 pageant circuit. For his feature-length adaptation, Geller swaps his brief movie’s Israeli backdrop for Washington D.C., however retains the story of a teenaged boy who works for a harmful drug lord and seeks assist from a traumatized veteran, after his youthful brother is employed to work for a similar gang;
The subject material offers We Die Younger just a little extra dramatic heft than Van Damme’s latest direct to video choices and exhibits him making an attempt his hand at one thing totally different, very similar to he did on his cult meta-dramedy JCVD and Amazon’s canceled Jean-Claude Van Johnson. And it is no accident that Van Damme is silent all through the movie’s trailer, both. In line with Geller, his character relies on a soldier he knew who misplaced the flexibility to talk, following a life-changing damage on the battlefield.
We Die Younger is at present scheduled to premiere in choose theaters and on demand in early March. The movie’s leads are joined by a supporting ensemble that features David Castañeda – who stars in Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy comedian e-book TV collection subsequent month – along with As soon as Upon a Time‘s Joana Metrass. You possibly can watch the trailer beneath, then take a look at the movie’s synopsis.
After shortly setting the tone with a flashback to the incident that left Daniel (Van Damme) completely broken, the trailer shifts into voiceover narration from Lucas (Elijah Rodriguez), as he explains the ins and outs of life in D.C. and town’s thriving prison underbelly. It is solely downhill from there, because the trailer exhibits Lucas’ youthful brother Miguel (Nicholas Sean Johnny) getting pulled into the identical nightmarish expertise as his sibling, prompting Daniel to attempt to do one thing about it.
By altering the setting from Lod (in Roads) to Washington D.C., We Die Younger dangers shedding one thing in translation, so far as its story’s social context and political subtext are involved. Equally, Van Damme’s character may come off feeling like a white savior within the movie, if his arc is not dealt with accurately. These challenges apart, it is good to see the movie intends to say one thing significant, whereas additionally permitting Van Damme to proceed mixing issues at this stage in his profession.