Opening on January 22 is writer/director Scott Stewart’s Legion. The movie stars Paul Bettany, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, Adrianne Palicki, Charles S. Dutton, Jon Tenney, Kevin Durand, Willa Holland, Kate Walsh and Dennis Quaid. Here’s the official synopsis:
Legion find a dusty diner in the Mojave Desert becomes ground zero for earth’s final showdown, in this startlingly original and terrifying vision of the Apocalypse from director and writer Scott Stewart (Priest). As mankind destroys itself in a savage fury, a small group of people trapped on the edge of nowhere prepare to make a last stand with the help of a mysterious and powerful stranger.
To help promote the film, we’ve been given 6 clips and a featurette. You can watch everything after the jump:
As always, are the clips are in the player below. Once you push play you might have to watch a pre-roll ad and then all the clips will play in order. Sorry about the pre-roll, it pays for the bandwidth.
6 Movie Clips
Here’s the full synopsis:
A dusty diner in the Mojave Desert becomes ground zero for earth’s final showdown in LEGION, a startlingly original and terrifying vision of the Apocalypse from director and writer Scott Stewart (Priest). As mankind destroys itself in a savage fury, a small group of people trapped on the edge of nowhere prepare to make a last stand-with the help of a mysterious and powerful stranger.
Unaware of the chaos unfolding around the globe, Bob Hanson (Dennis Quaid), the owner of a remote roadside café, and his partner Percy (Charles S. Dutton) go about business as usual. The restaurant’s beautiful and very pregnant waitress, Charlie (Adrianne Palicki), serves breakfast to Sandra and Howard, a well-heeled suburban couple (Kate Walsh and Jon Tenney) and their teenage daughter Audrey (Willa Holland), as they wait for their car to be repaired by Bob’s son, Jeep (Lucas Black).
When the television goes on the fritz and the phones go out, the group realizes they have lost all communication with the outside world. As they attempt to make sense of what’s happening-An earthquake? A terrorist attack?- an elderly woman (Jeannette Miller) arrives and sweetly orders a steak from Charlie. When her meal arrives, she begins spewing shocking obscenities. In a heartbeat, the fragile old lady develops superhuman strength, launching a grisly attack that leaves Howard critically injured.
A desperate attempt to get medical help ends when an impenetrable cloud of flying insects turns the diner into the only safe haven for miles. As the horrifying truth of their situation sinks in, a stranger (Paul Bettany) joins them with an arsenal of stolen weapons. He informs Charlie that her unborn baby is now humanity’s only hope, and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to save it.
The world is about to become a waking nightmare for the last remnants of mankind as rolling caravans of crazed killers arrive in search of fresh victims and an army of warrior angels bent on total destruction follows close behind them in a unique and terrifying glimpse of the End of Days.
LEGION stars Paul Bettany (The Da Vinci Code), Lucas Black (Slingblade), Tyrese Gibson (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), Adrianne Palicki (“Friday Night Lights”), Charles S. Dutton (Fame), Jon Tenney (“The Closer”), Kevin Durand (Wolverine), Willa Holland (“The O.C.”), Kate Walsh (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and Dennis Quaid (G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra). The film is directed by Scott Stewart from a screenplay by Peter Schink (Gotham Café) and Stewart. Producers are David Lancaster (Bobby) and Michel Litvak (Middle of Nowhere). Executive producers are Gary Michael Walters (The Hole), Jonathan Rothbart and Scott Stewart. Co-producers are Steve Beswick (Starship Troopers 3: Marauder) and Marc Sadeghi (Ironman). Original music is by John Frizzell (White Out). Director of photography is John Lindley, ASC (Imagine That). Editor is Steven Kemper, A.C.E. (Mission Impossible 2). Jeff Higinbotham (Friendly Fire) is production designer. Wendy Partridge (Underworld) is costume designer.
LEGION is Rated R for “strong bloody violence and language.” The running time is 104 Minutes. LEGION opens nationwide on Friday, January 22, 2010.