David Tennant in BAD SAMARITAN. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Electric Entertainment
Bad Samaritan centers on a valet (Robert Sheehan) who burglarizes the homes of various rich customers. His plan goes awry after visiting a customer’s (David Tennant) home only to find a woman (Kerry Condon) being held captive in the residence. When the valet decides to do the right thing and call in the crime, his good deed doesn’t go unpunished!
“I just got this script and I just thought this is an amazing set-up, a bonkers story, and a bonkers character,” said Tennant. “I just jumped at the chance, really. I wasn’t specifically angling to play a psychotic monster but there is something rather delicious about exploring those darker corners of the human psyche.”
Click on the media bar to hear David Tennant talk about why he was “giddy” with his role in Bad Samaritan:
Bad Samaritan, directed by Geostorm filmmaker Dean Devlin, is now playing in select theaters.
Director/writer Dean Devlin, best known for his Independence Day and Stargate screenplays, is behind the camera with the underrated disaster epic Geostorm. Recently released on Blu-ray and DVD, the picture had a worldwide gross of $220 million, but it should have received much more attention stateside (it reached just $33 million in receipts).
For one, Gerard Butler is an engaging protagonist as Jake Lawson, the creator of the network of satellites that has kept Earth from succumbing to natural disasters and the destructive effects of climate change. Lawson’s understandable aversion to authority leads to his eventual unemployment, but he’s needed three years later when a “geostorm” threatens the planet.
Jim Sturgess is Jake’s brother Max, a career driven climber in politics who’s tasked by his superior (Ed Harris) to enlist Jake for the latest mission, with Abbie Cornish starring as Max’s girlfriend (and agent) Sarah. Andy Garcia rounds out the A-list cast as the President, a man who, upon seeking reelection, may be a conspirator behind the latest satellite debacle.
Click on the media bar below to hear Butler talk about working with Geostorm co-star Jim Sturgess:
The Blu-ray comes with the featurettes “Wreaking Havoc,” “Search for Answers,” and “An International Event.” In the “Search for Answers” segment, Devlin added that he rifles through his first draft of a screenplay in a quick manner to give even more time for the succeeding drafts and edits. He also adds that Geostorm’s idea came from his own daughter, who asked him why there wasn’t a big machine to actually combat climate change.
Geostorm, an epic film directed by Independence Day scribe Dean Devlin, hits Blu-ray and DVD January 23 via Warner Bros. Home Entertaiment.
The feature centers on a scientist named Jake (Gerard Butler) who is racing against time to discover why a network of satellites which are controlling the global climate is now wreaking havoc on earth. Jim Sturgess co-stars as Jake’s brother who helps him on his dangerous quest, with Abbie Cornish (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) co-starring as a Secret Service agent.
Click on the media bar to hear Butler talk about the brotherly dynamic in Geostorm:
Geostorm Blu-ray special features include featurettes centering on the film’s visual effects (“Wreaking Havoc”), Dean Devlin’s creative journey with Geostorm (“Search for Answers”), and cast interviews (“An International Event). The DVD version comes with the “Search for Answers” featurette.