We have a brand new trailer for Into the Ashes. In any given year, a number of movies will slip through the cracks for may viewers, simply because there is so much stuff being released on a variety of platforms. It's impossible to keep up, especially during the very crowded summer movie season. This movie runs the risk of succumbing to such a fate, but based on this first trailer, maybe it shouldn't. Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) leads the way in what looks like it very well could be an under the radar action/thriller to keep an eye on.
The trailer kicks off with a lot of ominous and clearly vengeful voiceover that leads to a tense confrontation between two men whose beef will be at the center of this tale. There is some action to behold, but the footage goes a little light on the guns and body count. Instead, it favors atmosphere and tone. Everything appears to be very stark and bleak. Even the gunshots themselves are muted. It seems to be positioning this as more of an examination of vengeance, as opposed to a gritty shoot-em-up. Admittedly, it does a pretty effective job.
Into The Ashes centers on an ex-con named Nick Brenner (Frank Grillo). He now has an honest job and a wife he lives and thinks he's managed to escape his violent criminal past. However, his crew hasn't forgotten about him or the money he took from them. When they take Nick's wife, the thing most precious to him, he is left with nothing to lose. Confronted by the town sheriff/ father-in-law, this troubled man must decide if he will stay on his new path, or head out on a path of revenge to get even with his enemies for what they've taken from him.
Frank Grillo has proven himself to be an action star to watch. Outside of his work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he's starred in movies such as Wheelman, The Grey and a couple of entries in The Purge series. The cast also includes Luke Grimes (American Sniper, Yellowstone), Robert Taylor (The Matrix, Vertical Limit), James Badge Dale (13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, World War Z), Marguerite Moreau (Wet Hot American Summer, Queen of the Damned) and Andrea Frankle (The Reaping, 21 Jump Street).
For what it's worth, Frank Grillo did appear in a cameo role in Avengers: Endgame. So, technically speaking, this movie stars a man who stars in the second-highest-grossing movie of all time. In addition to the trailer, the studio has also released an equally stark new poster that leans heavily into the title. Aaron Harvey (The Neighbor) serves as both writer and director. Into The Ashes is set to arrive in select theaters and On Demand on July 19. Be sure to check out the trailer from the RLJE Films YouTube channel for yourself.