I really enjoyed Nick Murphy‘s directorial debut, The Awakening, and back in 2011, we reported on his follow-up, the crime-thriller Blood. The plot centers on two policemen who kill a murder suspect and are then plunged into chaos when they are forced to investigate their own crime. I’m ashamed to admit that I had forgotten about the movie, but now a trailer has been released, and it looks like Murphy has nailed the genre just like he did with gothic horror in The Awakening. Also, I’m not going to turn down a movie with a lead cast that includes Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham, Brian Cox, and Mark Strong.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. Blood is set to hit U.K. theaters and VOD on May 31st, and be released on Blu-ray & DVD on June 10th. That short release window isn’t a great sign, but I’m still eager to see the flick, and hopefully a U.S. release will be announced soon.
Here’s the official synopsis for Blood:
When police discover a young girl brutally murdered, brothers Joe Fairburns (Paul Bettany) and Chrissie Fairburns join their supervisor Robert (Mark Strong) to investigate main suspect Jason Buliegh, a local sex offender and social outcast.
Forced to release Jason from police custody, the Fairburns take matters into their own hands in an attempt to coerce a confession. All the while, Joe and Chrissie’s father Lenny Fairburns (Brian Cox), the former chief of police, remains in the car, a quiet spectator to the fatal tragedy that begins to tear his sons apart. Unspoken secrets and unvoiced suspicions drive the ominous suspense as Joe spirals into an obsessive confrontation between crimes of the present and crimes of the past.