For those who are unfamiliar with American filmmaker S. Craig Zahler’s most recent work, one word to describe his films would be: Brutal. From the well received Bone Tomahawk to the critically acclaimed Brawl in Cell Block 99, Zahler’s directorial vision weaves together a gripping narrative with a brutality that’ll leave you gut wrenched. The latest film to garner some recent buzz is Zahler’s Dragged Across Concrete, starring Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Udo Kier, Michael Jai White, Jennifer Carpenter, and Laurie Holden. The film held it’s premiere at the 75th Venice International Film Festival on September 3rd. Adding to the anticipation for the film’s world wide release, Empire released the film’s official poster, placing emphasis immediately in the foreground on a baby sock followed by two ominous bullet casings.
No solid release date has been announced for Dragged Across Concrete but rest assured the anticipation only continues to grow. Written and directed by S. Craig Zahler, the Dragged Across Concrete synopsis follows, “Two policemen, one an old-timer (Mel Gibson), the other his volatile younger partner (Vince Vaughn), find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics become the media’s cause du jour. Low on cash and with no other options, these two embittered soldiers descend into the criminal underworld to gain their just due, but instead find far more than they wanted awaiting them in the shadows.”
Craig Zahler also contributed his pen for screenwriting the Fangoria reboot of Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich. Are you just as excited about Dragged Across Concrete? What do you think of the film’s official poster? I’m curious to know what the items on the poster have to do with the film. Let us know your thoughts on Twitter, Reddit, and in the Horror Movie Fiend Club on Facebook. You can also subscribe to the Nightmare on Film Street podcast for awesome insight into horror films. Stay ghoulish, friends.