Scott Adkins (Doctor Strange, The Expendables 2) has taken to Instagram to share the first ever image from comic adap Accident Man, in which he stars as the titular assassin.
Adkins also co-wrote the film, which is based on a character from defunct UK weekly comic Toxic!, which ran for 31 issues in 1991. It tells, as Adkins wrote on Instagram, “The story of an assassin who disguises his hits as everyday, ordinary accidents. This is my dream project since I was 15 years old,” he added. “I fell in love with the comicbook, always knew it would be an amazing movie. I co-wrote, produced and of course star and I am very, very proud of this film and I know you guys are going to love it too.”
The film, which is said to have a Deadpool-esque tone, also stars Ashley Greene (The Apparition, Twilight), Ray Stevenson (Punisher: War Zone), Brittany Ashworth (The Crucifixion, Hostile), David Paymer (Drag Me to Hell), Amy Johnston (Lady Bloodfight) and Black Dynamite himself, Michael Jai White.
The story centers on the life of Mike Fallon, a high-class hitman, known for making assassinations look like unfortunate accidents. Fallon’s cavalier attitude changes the day his ex-girlfriend, Beth is murdered. He teams up with Beth’s new girlfriend Charlie (Greene) on a murderous rampage to find out who killed her.
Stunt performer/filmmaker Jesse V. Johnson directed Accident Man, which wrapped production in London last year.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)