Simon Crowe’s UK-based SC Films has snapped up sales rights to all-action film Bad Ass, starring Danny Trejo (Machete), and will be introducing the project to buyers in Cannes.
Bad Ass, which has been shooting in LA, has just wrapped principal photography.
Trejo stars as decorated Vietnam veteran Frank Vega, who returns home from war to find himself shunned by society. Forty years later, he becomes a local hero after protecting an elderly man.
But his good fortune suddenly turns for the worse when his best friend Klondike is murdered and the police aren’t doing anything about it. Vega decides to take matters into his own hands as he goes in search of the killer only to discover links to local government corruption.
Billed as a thriller in the vein of Death Wish and Gran Torino, Bad Ass is written and directed by Craig Moss and produced by Ash R. Shah. Appearing alongsidie Trejo are Charles Dutton and Ron Perlman.