The future action thriller Apex, the latest of numerous film adaptations of Richard Connell’s 1924 short tale The Most Dangerous Game, has been taken up by RLJE Films for North American distribution. Bruce Willis is once again being pursued by other people, with Neal McDonough (Ravenous), Lochlyn Munro (Freddy vs. Jason), Megan Peta Hill (Open Water 3: Cage Dive), and Wayne Gretzky’s son Trevor Gretzky among his co-stars (Spiral: From the Book of Saw). On November 12, 2021, RLJE Films will distribute Apex in theaters, on VOD, and on digital platforms.
Willis reunites with Edward Drake, who directed him in Cosmic Sin, in this film. Drake collaborated on Cosmic Sin with Corey Large, and the two previously collaborated on the Willis film Breach. Drake and Large also collaborated on Apex, writing the following story: Ex-cop James Malone (Willis), who is serving a life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit, is offered a chance at release if he can survive a lethal game of Apex. On a lonely island, six hunters pay for the privilege of hunting another human, but when Malone comes, all hell breaks loose. Malone tries to turn the tables by setting traps and playing mind games in order to fight for his life and future. IMDB