After trying the acting thing in the ‘80s,’ Gene Simmons is finding himself in the producer’s chair behind his second feature film, Armed Response. He’s also listed on IMDB as a member of the cast, but how extensive that role is remains to be seen; I didn’t catch him in the newly released trailer. It might be noteworthy to also mention that Simmons grew up being a fan of movies, and more specifically the monster genre, so it makes sense that he would back a supernatural action flick.
Armed Response does clearly star, however, Wesley Snipes, Anne Heche, Dave Annable, and WWE Superstar, Seth Rollins. Within that list, there is some proven talent, and despite prejudgment, the trailer doesn’t look that bad.
Armed Response Synopsis:
A team of special forces soldiers approach the designer of a high-tech military compound to investigate the disappearance of another team guarding the facility. The compound, known professionally as a Temple, is an artificial intelligence-powered facility designed for interrogating high-level prisoners. Upon entering the Temple, the soldiers quickly find the earlier team horrifically slaughtered, but no evidence as to who is responsible.
Almost immediately, the crew begins to experience strange and horrific supernatural phenomena as they attempt to uncover who killed the previous team. Soon enough, they find a lone survivor, a dangerous terrorist who may hold the key to who killed the soldiers. But as the story goes on, we’ll learn that there’s more to it than what we’ve been told and a dark secret the soldiers share may hold the key to surviving The Temple.
Armed Response hits theaters and VOD on August 4, 2017.
Rock Hard \m/