Alex Cross is a new thriller based on the novel by James Patterson. The author releases several books a year, and the last films based on his Alex Cross character (Kiss the Girls, Along Came A Spider) both featured Morgan Freeman as the detective. In this new film, Tyler Perry takes on the role in what actually looks like a pretty decent thriller.
The film is directed by Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) and he looks to be bringing his skills for all out action to this film which looks to perfectly balance blistering action with a cold, chilling tale of a serial killer. The killer is played by Matthew Fox and he goes by the name of Picasso. Check out the trailer below and see how long it tkaes for you to recognise Fox. With his tattoos, shaved head and aggressive nature, this is a huge transformation for Fox, and he appears to be relishing the chance to play a real “sick and twisted” bad guy.
The early half of the trailer hark back to the serial killer thrillers from the 90’s, and look pretty intense, and while the second half may have too much action for a proper dark thriller, I will happily admit to be rather impressed with this trailer. The poster was also revealed yesterday, and you can see both at the bottom of this post.
Rob Cohen directs, and Marc Moss and Kerry Williamson have adapted James Patterson’s story for the screen. The film stars Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Rachel Nichols, Giancarlo Esposito, Jean Reno, Edward Burns, John C McGinley and Cicely Tyson.
Alex Cross opens in UK cinemas 30th November.
After Washington DC detective Alex Cross is told that a family member has been murdered, he vows to track down the killer. He soon discovers that she was not his first victim and that things are not what they seem.
By Matt Wavish