While he may be the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s reigning royal nothing is slowing down Chadwick Boseman’s ascent up the Hollywood A-list.
The first trailer has just been released for his intense new thriller Message from the King, and it definitely has our attention.
Here’s the synopsis:
After his sister dies, Jacob King (Boseman) travels to Los Angeles to bring her body back to South Africa. But after discovering that she was brutally murdered King descends into LA’s seedy underbelly and undertakes a savage quest for justice.
Check out the trailer below:
Boseman looks possessed as protagonist Jacob King and tears apart a sinister criminal underworld to get justice for his sister. This trailer really appealed to me because the filmmakers and Netflix appear to be hiding a lot from audiences. While Boseman’s character clearly has a formidable skill set, the trailer is keeping cool on just exactly who he really is, and how he obtained these skills.
Facing Boseman is Luke Evans as the cunning and calculating Wentworth. Evans has embraced the sociopathic elements of his criminal character and appears willing to do anything in order to cover up the murder of King’s sister Bianca. Time and time again Evans is proving himself a wicked villain and Message from the King will be another solid entry for his list of credits.
With a slippery narrative, plenty of bone crunching action and a great juxtaposition of its two main stars, Message from the King is definitely on our Netflix must watch list when it premieres on August 4.