Redbox is jumping into the world of theatrical and VOD releases by importing something from across the pond. Redbox Entertainment is teaming with Vertical Entertainment to bring SAS: Red Notice, an action packed thriller, to the U.S. The film is based on the novel Red Notice from former SAS operator Andy McNab.
Taking a look at the cast, there are a lot of names that you will recognize. Chief among them is Sam Heugan (Outlander) who stars as suspended special forces operator Tom Buckingham. Joining him is former Batwoman star Ruby Rose, BAFTA Award Winner Andy Serkis (Black Panther), Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp), Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy), Noel Clarke (Star Trek Into Darkness) and two time Academy Award Nominee Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins). Magnus Martens serves as director of the adapted screenplay by Laurence Malkin. The list of producers and executive producers is pretty long, so buckle up: Laurence Malkin, Joe Simpson, Kwesi Dickson, Andy McNab. Chad Thumann, John Jencks, Jay Taylor, Simon Williams, Stephen Spence, Will Clarke, Andy Mayson, Mike Runagall, Ian Lewis, Julia Stuart, Claudia Bluemhuber, Florian Dargel, Ian Hutchinson, Alastair Burlingham, Charlie Dombek, Peter Hampden and Norman Merry.
As far as the plot goes, "Tom Buckingham, a suspended special forces operator, is taking Dr. Sophie Hart from London to Paris to propose. When their train is deep inside the Channel Tunnel, heavily armed mercenaries, led by Grace Lewis, seize control of it and hold everyone hostage. Grace threatens to blow up the Channel Tunnel and declare economic war on a government that has its fair share of secrets to keep. Unarmed and cut off from his counter terror team, Tom is the only hope that Sophie and the other passengers have to make it out alive. To save them he must embrace the unique psychology that makes Grace such a formidable adversary. "
"Watching SAS: Red Notice, it was clear to the team at Vertical Entertainment that audiences would love the heart-pounding, thrill-ride that the film takes you on," said Rich Goldberg, co-president of Vertical Entertainment. "Featuring an incredibly talented cast from Sam Heughan to Ruby Rose and Tom Wilkinson, we are excited to provide the American audience an action-packed film that will offer a unique look at the inner workings of British Special Forces."
SAS: Red Notice will be in theaters on March 16th, along with a dual release on premium VOD.
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