Before star Sam Worthington returns to theaters in a series of sci-fi films (Titan and James Cameron’s Avatar sequels), fans can catch the British actor in the more intimate action thriller The Hunter’s Prayer. For a taste of what to expect we have an exclusive clip from The Hunter’s Prayer called “the ultimatum.”
Directed by Jonathan Mostow (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Surrogates), The Hunter’s Prayer is based on author Kevin Wignall’s novel For the Dogs (2004) and tells the story of elite assassin Stephen Lucas (Worthington) attempting to help a young women seek vengeance for the death of her family.
Our clip from the film depicts Worthington’s character, after being reminded of his own haunted past, picking up Ella after tragedy beset her as well.
Worthington was attached to the project as far back as the beginning of 2013 and it begin production, shooting across Europe and in New York, in late 2014. Its since been picked up by international buyers and Saban Films stepped in to distribute last September.
Official Plot Synopsis for The Hunter’s Prayer:
When an assassin’s conscience gets the better of him, he finds himself defying orders and instead protecting the young woman he was hired to kill. With both now marked for death, their only hope of survival is to form an uneasy alliance as they flee across Europe, hunted by powerful forces who will stop at nothing to kill them both. As the hitman drags the weight of his sins behind him and the young woman is forced to grow in spite of her situation, both come to understand that even if they survive, their souls may not.
More information on the book and story, and its inspirations, head to Kevin Wignall’s official website.
The Hunter’s Prayer is directed by Jonathan Mostow with a script by John Brancato and Michael Ferris (based on the novel by Kevin Wignall). Cinematography by Jose David Montero and a cast starring Sam Worthington, Odeya Rush, Allen Leech, Amy Landecker, Martin Compston, and Veronica Echegui.
The Hunter’s Prayer is rated R with a runtime of 91 minutes. It’s available on Ultra VOD and releases in select theaters and On Demand June 9th.