Apparently Jean-Claude Van Damme must have had fun playing the baddie in “The Expendables 2”, because he’s back in the bad guy saddle for Peter Hyams’ “Enemies Closer”. This is a re-teaming of sorts for Van Damme and Hyams, who worked together on a pair of Van Damme’s better films of the ’90s, “Timecop” and “Sudden Death”. They’re back in “Enemies Closer”, which finds Van Damme playing a drug kingpin (albeit one that likes to get his hands dirty) out in the woods looking for his drugs. Then he stumbles on Orlando Jones and Tom Everett Scott and all heck breaks loose. Or some such.
Check out the trailer, a poster, and some images for “Enemies Closer” if you got the time. It looks halfway decent, and props to Van Damme for wanting to keep doing something different with his career instead of playing the same-o, same-o.
After a major shipment of drugs goes missing on the US-Canadian border, forest ranger and former Navy SEAL Henry is plunged into survival mode when the drug cartel forces him to help retrieve the downed package. Trapped in the wilderness with no communication to the outside world, Henry finds himself face to face with Clay, a man with a personal vendetta against Henry who has returned for retribution. Now, the two mortal enemies must make a choice: put aside their past and work together, or die alone at the hands of the drug runners, a ruthless gang who will stop at nothing to retrieve their lost cargo.
Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Tom Everett Scott, Orlando Jones, Linzey Cocker and Kristopher Van Varenberg.
The film gets its DVD premiere in Germany this October 30th, so you’re probably looking for a DVD/VOD release Stateside later this year.
Via : Quiet Earth