Rich people hunting humans for entertainment, a subject that has been in the minds of writers and creators since the origins of entertainment. Apex (2021) serves as a nowadays remake for the classic The Most Dangerous Game (1932) and A Game of Death (1945), but in the 1990s the theme became more popular spawning the decade classics Hard Target (1993), starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Surviving the Game (1994) with Rutger Hauer and Ice-T; and later with Battle Royale (2000) and on and on, and more remakes and adaptations.
Set in the near future, Apex (2021) centers on a group of hunters who pays for an elite hunt on a desert island – hunting for a man. Everything goes as planned until the hunters are the prey. Former policeman James Malone is serving a life sentence for a crime he did not commit. He is given a chance to regain freedom if he survives a deadly game in which a group of hunters pays for the pleasure of hunting another human on a remote island. Malone accepts the rules, and when he arrives, he unleashes all hell by creating traps and waging a psychological war against the hunters.
Bruce Willis plays the tortured cop Malone, one of those roles he has us accustomed to. The rest of the main cast is formed by Neal McDonough, Corey Large, Alexia Fast, Lochlyn Munro, Nels Lennarson, Megan Peta Hill, and Trevor Gretzky.
This is the new movie by co-writer and director Edward Drake, known for the horror-thriller Broil (2020) and who already worked with Willis in his previous movie Cosmic Sin (2021). Corey Large, one of the actors in the film, is the co-writer of the screenplay.
Apex (2021) is out in theaters and on digital on November 12, 2021. Watch here its official trailer.