As this is Easter weekend, it’s only appropriate (or possibly wildly inappropriate) to bring you a trailer for a film with Jim Caviezel, a man who once played Jesus (The Passion of the Christ). In the Antonio Negret (Seconds Apart) film, Transit, Caviezel must rise up (sorry) and protect his family from a group of armored car robbers. The premise is based around Caviezel’s character, Nate Sidwell, a man just released from prison who is taking his family on vacation and attempting to regain their trust. His plan goes awry when the aforementioned criminals covertly stash their stolen loot atop the Sidwell’s car in order to sneak it past a roadblock. Transit, also starring James Frain, Harold Perrineau and Elisabeth Rohm, opens in limited release May 11th. Hit the jump to check out the trailer, which features a great look at the ever-lovely Diora Baird.
In a joint venture that will encourage all sorts of action and darkness, Joel Silver’s Dark Castle Home Entertainment has teamed with Courtney Solomon’s After Dark Films for the action-movie franchise, After Dark Action. The team-up will include five feature films with an international cast that includes Jean Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Christian Slater, Jim Caviezel, Peter Weller and Cung Le. The lineup will hit video-on-demand starting on May 11th, but there will also be a theatrical showcase for each of the pictures via a film festival in nationwide markets. Hit the jump to see what films will be part of After Dark Action.
Jim Caviezel and James Frain have joined Elisabeth Rohm, Harold Perrineau, and Diora Baird in the cast of the Antonio Negret thriller Transit. THR provides a brief outline for Michael Gilvary’s script: “Thieves on the run from a bank robbery come across a suburban family on its way to a camping trip. When the criminals stash their stolen money in the family’s SUV at a rest stop, the road trippers, with Caviezel as the protective father, unwittingly draw the murderous band of outlaws on their trail.” Courtney Solomon and Joel Silver are producers on the project, housed at After Dark Films.
The most recent work of both Caviezel and Frain has been relegated to the small screen: Caviezel headlined AMC’s 2009 miniseries remake of The Prisoner, while Frain has been chewing the scenery on the current third season of the HBO vampire soap True Blood.