Trailer for Action Thriller ‘Lights Out’ with Frank Grillo & Mekhi Phifer
by Alex Billington
January 11, 2024
“We need to end this.” Quiver has revealed an official trailer for an action movie called Lights Out, the latest from filmmaker Christian Sesma reteaming with Dermot Mulroney & Scott Adkins after making Section 8 in 2022. This will be opening in both theaters and digital starting in February next month. A drifting ex-soldier turns underground fighter with the help of a just released ex-con, which ends up pitting them both against corrupt cops and hired killers gunning for them and all those they care about. Pretty much everyone is out to get them! The cast features Frank Grillo, Mekhi Phifer, Jaime King, with Dermot Mulroney and Scott Adkins, as well as Amaury Nolasco, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Erica Peeples, Juju Chan Szeto, and Paul Sloan. This “action-packed thrill ride” actually looks solid, better than expected if I’m honest. A seriously intense throwback to the all-out, non-stop action the entire time, 90s heydays. Fire it up.
Here’s the main official trailer (+ poster) for Christian Sesma’s Lights Out, direct from YouTube:
A homeless veteran, Michael “Duffy” Duffield (Grillo), meets a talkative Ex-Con, Max Bomer (Phifer) who notices Duffy’s skills after he gets into a bar fight and offers him a well-paying “job” in underground fight clubs. The pair form an unlikely partnership after their first fight and decide to travel to LA so Duffy can atone for his past and Max can pay back a crime boss, Sage Parker (Mulroney). Duffy enters Sage’s fight club and eventually wins, but it also gets him tied up in the crime world and offered jobs he can’t refuse, including one with Sage’s partner and Police officer, Ellen Ridgway (King). The deeper Duffy goes in this world, the more deadly it gets. Lights Out is directed by American action filmmaker Christian Sesma, director of the films On Bloody Sunday, Shoot the Hero, Lost Time, AWOL-72, The Night Crew, Vigilante Diaries, Paydirt, Take Back, Every Last One of Them, Trophy Wife, and finally Section 8 most recently. The screenplay is written by Chad Law and Garry Charles. It’s produced by Brandon Burrows. Quiver will debut Sesma’s Lights Out in select US theaters + on VOD stating February 16th, 2024 this winter. Anyone in?