Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in what could be his most serious role since MAGGIE
New revenge movie Aftermath has been mentioned on moviehooker before. The film was initially titled 478 – it’s a film I’ve been looking forward to for some time.
Based on true events, Aftermath tells the story of a husband/father (Arnold Schwarzenegger) who loses his wife and daughter in a tragic plane accident. The air-traffic controller was responsible for the crash. He gave conflicting orders which resulted in the collision of two Boeing 757’s.
Due to the outrage of the family members of the deceased, the air-traffic-controller is given a new identity and put into witness protection.
Arnold Schwarzeneggerfeels that the death of his loved ones was never justified, and no one has ever taken responsibility or shown the slightest bit of remorse.
He sets out to find the man responsible to make him pay and answer for what he has done.
The trailer does seem a bit full-on and seems to reveal quite a bit about the movie. In the trailer, all we know is that Arnold Schwarzeneggerwants the man involved to apologise for what he has done. He wants him to look at a picture of his loved ones then look him in the eyes and say sorry.
Firstly, I would like to say that this will not be the case and it wouldn’t be much of a movie if all that Arnie was to do was spend two hours hunting some guy down, beating the FEDS, CIA. Then eventually, when he finds him, he just wants him to say sorry.
The film is based on a true story and the real case goes in different directions. I really don’t want to read any further into the case as I think it’ll spoil the entire plot. Just know that even though the trailer seems to reveal quite a lot, there is much more to the story.
Aftermath is directed by Elliot Lester (Blitz), written by Javier Gullòn (writer of the superb Spanish cat & mouse thriller, King Of The Hill).
The film also stars Scott McNairy (Monsters, Argo), Kevin Zeggers (Transamerica, Fifty Dead Men Walking), Maggie Grace (Taken, Taken 2) and Hannah Ware (Oldboy 2013, Hitman: Agent 47).
Requiem For A Dream helmer, Darren Aronofsky will serve as producer for Aftermath.
Based on actual events of the Überlingen mid-air collision in 2002 – here is a little info on the crash from wiki
“On 1 July 2002, Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937, a Tupolev TU-154 passenger jet; and DHL Flight 611, a Boeing 757 Cargo Jet; collided in mid-air over the southern German town of Überlingen at local time 21:35 CET. All 69 passengers and crew aboard the Tu-154 and the two crew members aboard the Boeing 757 were killed.”
Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoy the trailer.