With the rising popularity in gritty super hero films such as Kick-Ass, Watchmen and Hancock, there are bound to be other countries that want to throw their hat into the ring. Since most of the good existing properties are already tied up here in the states, that means that it’s time for those countries to get creative with a few original heroes of their own. Enter The Red Eagle, the most recent and probably most popular gritty super hero action film coming from Thailand.
To break it down in a way most Hollywood-watching fans can understand, the film looks like Ninja Assassin meets Green Hornet, with some great dark elements thrown in. Here’s the full synopsis for those who want more:
A nuclear power plant is about to be commissioned upon the signing of corrupt and power hungry politicians. The citizens are in frenzy, as they oppose this plan but they cannot do a thing about it. And so, a hero was born, chasing down the criminals and the corrupt, killing of whatever threatens the city’s well being. He leaves a card with his name simply as “THE RED EAGLE”. However, the hero becomes the hunted, when the politicians send out their best defense, known as “THE BLACK DEMON”.
Black Demon? Red Eagle? This looks like it could be that classic Good Vs. Evil In Masks story that Hollywood keeps tiptoeing around. Check out the full trailer for the film after the jump and keep an eye out for when The Red Eagle makes it to the states.