Streaming giant Netflix recently released the first trailer for French action comedy The Last Mercenary. The David Charhon director’s trailer was unveiled as part of Netflix’s Geeked Week, a five-day virtual fan event that promises to reveal details of all the upcoming movies and web series on the streaming service.
The over two minute trailer is a delight for those waiting for actor, filmmaker, fight choreographer and martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme to get back into action. In the action comedy, which will be released on Netflix in July, Damme plays a former US Secret Service agent who returns to France to rescue his son accused of drug and arms trafficking by an international terrorist organization.
His character Richard Brumère is described as a “legend, the world’s most celebrated mercenary, expert driver, pilot and marksman”. From the trailer, The Last Mercenary looks like a thrilling ride full of comedy and well-choreographed action sequences.
The official synopsis of the film reads: “Richard Brumère, aka “La Brume” (“The Mist”), a former French Secret Service special agent turned mercenary, is back in the saddle as the immunity he gave 25 years earlier before his son Archibald is disbanded. A mafia operation threatens Archibald’s life. To save him, Richard will have to reconnect with old contacts, join forces with a bunch of reckless youngsters from the projects and an unusual bureaucrat – but above all must find the courage to let Archibald know that he is his father.”
In addition to Jean-Claude Van Damme, Alban Ivanov, Samir Decazza, Archibald Al Mahmoud, Assa Sylla, Djimo, Patrick Timsit, Éric Judor, Nassim Lyes, Miou-Miou and Valérie Kaprisky star.
The Last Mercenary will stream on Netflix from July 30.