There aren’t many formulas as guaranteed to produce movie magic like Nicolas Cage + a wild jaguar + a deadly assassin so naturally, we’re really looking forward to Primal. Check out the trailer here, and then scroll down to see our exclusive poster that puts Cage and his four-legged foe front and center positively radiating big jungle energy.
Primal stars Cage as Frank Walsh, a big game hunter and collector who finally bags his prized prey, a rare white jaguar. Unfortunately for Frank, the boat carrying his score is also ferrying an international assassin, Richard Loffler (Kevin Durand), to face justice. The trip turns treacherous when Loffler not only breaks out of his constraints but also frees the jaguar in the process. X-Men alum Famke Janssen also stars as a doctor monitoring Loffler’s frequent seizures.
Check out the poster below. Primal—which also stars Michael Imperioli, LaMonica Garrett, and Tommy Walker—is in select theaters and on-demand November 8. Nick Powell directs from a script by Richard Leder.
Here is the official synopsis for Primal:
When Frank Walsh (Nicolas Cage), a hunter and collector of rare and exotic animals, bags a priceless white jaguar for a zoo, he figures it’ll be smooth sailing to a big payday. But the ship bearing Frank’s precious cargo has two predators caged in its hold: the cat, and a political assassin being extradited to the U.S. After the assassin breaks free – and then frees the jaguar – Frank feverishly stalks the ship’s cramped corridors in hot pursuit of his prey, right up until the thrilling, unpredictable climax.