Land of Bad Release Date: Upcoming in the world of action thrillers is “Land of Bad,” boasting an impressive ensemble cast headlined by Russell Crowe. This anticipated film, helmed by genre maestro William Eubank, charts the mission of an elite extraction team thrust into enemy territory to recover top-secret equipment and hostages. Embracing the promise of a high-octane thrill ride, the movie not only features Crowe but also enlists the talents of Liam Hemsworth and Milo Ventimiglia. While showcasing cutting-edge military tech, “Land of Bad” evokes the essence of classic ’80s action cinema.
Director-cinematographer William Eubank, known for his diverse portfolio spanning sci-fi with “Love” (2011) and “The Signal” (2014), as well as the horror realm with “Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin” (2021), makes his inaugural venture into pure action with “Land of Bad.” Despite Crowe’s recent roles in less stellar productions, his undeniable magnetism and cinematic prowess promise to infuse the project with elevated charisma. Yet, the allure of “Land of Bad” extends beyond Crowe’s involvement.
Release Date and Distribution
While details regarding the US release date remain scarce for this American production, the film is set to debut on June 13th, 2023, in Australia. Given its British distributor, Signature Entertainment, it’s likely that the UK release will align with Australia’s premiere. Speculatively, a US release, possibly managed by Signature Entertainment, may follow soon after the Australian launch, positioning “Land of Bad” as a potential summer blockbuster, expected to grace US screens later in June 2023.
“Land of Bad” boasts an impressive ensemble that was evident even during its 2022 announcement. Academy Award winner Russell Crowe leads the pack as Reaper, the drone operator overseeing the extraction. Joining him are established names like Liam Hemsworth portraying Kinney, a young JTAC officer, and Milo Ventimiglia stepping into an unfamiliar role as Captain Sugar, known for his previous romantic-comedy ventures.
Additionally, Luke Hemsworth joins the action as Sergeant Abel, alongside rugby star George Burgess as Private Cooper. The film’s antagonist, rebel leader Saeed Hashimi, is portrayed by Robert Rabiah, complemented by talents such as Ricky Whittle, Daniel MacPherson, and Chika Ikogwe rounding out the announced cast. While specific character roles remain undisclosed, the expansive cast hints at an ensemble necessary to breathe life into the anticipated action sequences.
In the vein of ’80s action epics like “Rambo: First Blood Part II,” “Land of Bad” navigates a perilous behind-enemy-lines mission, brimming with high stakes and relentless action. The narrative revolves around a special-ops team stationed in the South Philippines, led by Captain Sugar (Ventimiglia) and Sgt. Abel (Luke Hemsworth), entrusted with the extraction of hostages and vital technology from rebel clutches. Their ranks are bolstered by a rookie Air Force Officer (Liam Hemsworth) and remote drone operator Reaper (Crowe), providing critical support during their perilous mission.
As the Australian release date of June 13th, 2023 approaches, anticipation for the “Land of Bad” trailer heightens. Given the scarcity of information surrounding the film, the impending trailer serves as a crucial platform to generate interest. Despite whispers about the film since 2022, only a handful of stills have surfaced, offering a mere glimpse into its visual landscape. Anticipated to delve deeper into the cast, premise, and adrenaline-fueled jungle warfare, the forthcoming trailer is poised to be a tantalizing preview of what lies ahead.