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The trailer for Ethan Hawk’s new action packed movie filmed in Cape Town has just been released.


Filmed in Cape Town and directed by Brian Smrz from a script written by Zach Dean, 24 Hours to Live stars Ethan Hawke, Xu Qing, Liam Cunningham, Rutger Hauer, and Paul Anderson.

Smrz is highly regarded for his work on the likes of X-Men: Apocalypse, Iron Man 3, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes and Live Free Or Die Hard and the rest of the team are the same group who brought us the John Wick flicks.

It’s no surprise then that 24 Hours to Live looks like a blend of Jason Statham’s Crank movies and the John Wick series.

The synopsis of the film reads: “Travis Conrad (Hawke) is a former elite soldier devastated over the recent tragic deaths of his wife and young son, when his old army buddy ‘Jim Morrow’ (Anderson) shows up with an offer he can’t refuse. Morrow now works for a powerful and highly secretive private military contractor, Red Mountain, who hires Travis for an extremely dangerous — but extremely lucrative — assassination job. Travis accepts the covert assignment, but everything goes completely wrong when he is shot and killed by an equally skilled female Interpol agent, ‘Lin Bisset’ (Qin) right at the moment he locates the target. But, just when we think it’s curtains for Travis, he wakes up in an operating room, his body convulsing back to life — a recipient of Red Mountain’s brand new, highly experimental medical procedure that will give him 24 more hours of life… plenty of time for Morrow to extract the location of the target, information that only Travis knows.”

We’re not sure if the entire running time is spent in Cape Town but the trailer shows some pretty epic shots of Table Mountain, the beaches and even a South African police chase.

The film’s set to have its world premiere at the Austin Film Festival in November before hitting theaters beginning December 1st.

Watch the trailer below:


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