Screen Rant has the exclusive trailer reveal for The Driver, a new, high-octane adventure film starring John Wick 3's Mark Dacascos. A generation of fans will always cherish Mark Dacascos as the iconic Chairman of Iron Chef America, but action movie enthusiasts know he has the butt-kicking credentials to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the genre's greatest titans. He had a showstopping battle against Keanu Reeves in John Wick 3, went up against Alex O'Loughlin many times in the action-packed Hawaii Five-0 reboot, and is generally recognized as one of the most talented actors/martial artists in the industry.
Dacascos' latest film, The Driver, aims to be the perfect opportunity for the actor to flex his skills in both drama and action. Set in a world ravaged by the zombie apocalypse, The Driver stars Dacascos as a dedicated father and husband who must protect his family from the horrors of the end of the civilization as we know it. In a unique twist, the wife and daughter are played by Dacascos' real-life family, Julie Condra and Noelani Dacascos.
The trailer for the film features a ton of martial arts moves, frantic shootouts, and promises a barrage of non-stop excitement, punctuated by genuine displays of sincere family dynamics. The Driver is directed by Wych Kaosayananda, best known for his work on over-the-top action flicks like Ballistic: Ecks Vs. Sever and the Scott Adkins vehicle, 2 Guns: Zero Tolerance. The Driver should fit right in with the director's signature style; it's not for nothing he used to direct using the pseudonym "Kaos".
Dacascos' character, the eponymous driver, was a hitman before the world fell to the zombie hordes, so he possesses a unique set of skills which surely come in handy in a setting where violence is the only language most people understand. Thanks to its R-rating, The Driver certainly seems as though it will have plenty of full-tilt violence for genre fans to consume.
In addition to its promise of non-stop adrenaline, The Driver looks to pack an emotional punch, as well. The casting of Dacascos' real-life family adds a unique layer to the proceedings, and the film aims to be more emotionally resonant than the average straight-to-DVD action extravaganza. If both the fighting and dramatic elements live up to their potential, The Driver could be a surprise hit when it is finally unleashed on an unsuspecting public.
The Driver releases November 26 on DVD, Digital, and On Demand.