Fire With Fire will be out on March 8th in UK theatres.
Taken and its wildly successful sequel have paved the way for revenge thrillers. Fire With Fire is the latest in this trend and with an impressive cast including stars Bruce Willis, Josh Duhamel and Rosario Dawson, one would hope it will prove to be a rip-roaring ride of suspense and intense action.
The story follows Jeremy, a firefighter who, through a stroke of terrible luck, witnesses the murder of a boy and his father in a store committed by an Ayran crime mob boss through apparently racial motives. Jeremy identifies Hagan, the man who committed the murders, in a lineup but Hagan lets Jeremy know that he knows exactly who he is by reciting his name, address and social security number. In the run up to the trial Jeremy needs to change his name and enter a witness protection programme when he begins a romantic relationship with a member of the police force. It all goes belly up though and he ends up saying words very similar to those heard in Taken, "I'm gonna find you, I'm gonna kill you.... to hell with witness protection, you're gonna need protection from me."
Oh dramatic! Despite its promising cast, which in addition to the above also includes Vinnie Jones, and 50 Cent (who is also a producer) it actually looks utterly terrible. Sometimes 'utterly terrible' is endearing and still exciting, but with a story line that seems a little confused and a script that appears to be made out of entirely re-written cliches, we're holding out little hope. Regardless of whether it's good or bad, it'll be released in the UK on March 8th.