New clips and images have gone online for Roger Donaldson the action-thriller Justice starring Nicolas Cage, Guy Pearce, and January Jones. The movie centers on Will Gerard (Cage), a man whose wife is violently attacked, and Will inadvertently requests “justice” from a group of vigilantes, and then refuses when they ask him to do some street justice in return. Originally titled “Hungry Rabbit Jumps“, the movie has sat on a shelf for some time now, but has landed distribution in the UK and Ireland. Judging by the clips, the movie is generic but not horrible (although I think it’s high time we stop putting magnetic letters on our refrigerators because they’re only used to leave threatening messages). The clips also serve as a reminder that we’ve perhaps leveled an unfair expectation of Nicolas Cage. While we know that he can go nutso in a movie, he shouldn’t always have to.
Hit the jump to check out the clips. Justice opens in the UK and Ireland tomorrow.
Here’s the official synopsis for Justice:
Popular high school teacher Will Gerard (NICOLAS CAGE) lives a life of content domesticity with his beautiful musician wife Laura (JANUARY JONES). Until one night’s horrific events, turns their world upside down.
After Laura is violently attacked and left traumatised in hospital, Will is approached by a well-dressed stranger (GUY PEARCE) offering to dispense immediate justice to the attacker and save the couple from an emotionally traumatic trial. Distraught, Will accepts the proposal but soon learns justice comes at a price.
A visceral action thriller with unexpected twists, JUSTICE questions the lengths a man will go to seek his vengeance.