After his powerful performances in ‘Avatar’, ‘Clash of the Titans’ and ‘Wrath of the Titans’, Sam Worthington will be seen as an assassin in ‘Hunter’s Prayer’. Interestingly Sam is also one of the producers of the film and chiefly responsible for bringing The Hunter’s Prayer to life. This high octane action thriller is director by Jonathan Mostow of ‘Terminator 3- Rise of the Machines’ fame.
‘Hunter’s Prayer’ focuses on a solitary assassin, hired to kill a young woman. When he can’t bring himself to pull the trigger the plan falls apart, setting in motion a twisted game of cat and mouse. Speaking about the film Worthington says:
“Action movies are normally stands there, blow shit up, shoot the gun, run. It’s never about would you really want to pull your gun out at this point? What’s the emotional state you’re in? I’ve never experienced that in any action movie I’ve done. When all the bombs and the bells and whistles are going off, what’s going on in these two people’s hearts?”
Director Jonathan Mostow’s further adds:
“In my opinion, the best thrillers are the ones where the audience is thinking, no matter what the character does, ‘yeah, I could do that, in that situation, I’d do that’. They seem to be doing the smartest thing every step of the way.”
With its subversive take on the genre, The Hunter’s Prayer is a modern action thriller, driven more by character development than derivative set pieces.
The film also has Allen Leech, Amy Landecker, Martin Compston and Verónica Echegui as part of the cast of the film. It is written by John Brancato, Michael Ferris, Paul Leyden and Oren Moverman and based on the novel by Kevin Wignall.
The action thriller is all set to release in India on June 16, 2017 by PVR Pictures.