Ever wondered what a low budget remake of Predator might be like if you swapped out the alien big game hunter with a robotic super soldier gone berserk and replaced Arnold Schwazenegger with TV “Hercules” Kevin Sorbo? Your wonder becomes reality when Flesh Wounds rips its way onto DVD this July.
On a remote US Army facility that officially doesn’t exist, a top-secret group of scientists conduct weapons research when they’re horribly and suddenly ripped apart by an unseen enemy.
With the disappearance of the scientists blamed on terrorists, an elite covert ops team commanded by Lt. Tyler (Kevin Sorbo) is tasked with recovering the missing personnel within 24 hours as well as keeping the operation strictly off the books. Accompanied by CIA escort Cassandra Mason (Heather Marie Marsden), Tyler’s team arrives in country only to find the scientists already dead. They’ve been savagely dismembered, and as one of the team observes, “There’s no way an AK-47 can do this to a man.” Tyler’s commandos engage the terrorists, but after the slaughter it’s apparent the supposed terrorists are actually a contingent of US soldiers on a training exercise. Something far stronger and more dangerous than terrorists has mutilated the scientists.
Pentagon machinations aside, Mason points out that Tyler’s job is just to shoot his gun and keep his mouth shut. But as the bodies pile up and the deadline closes in, the reason for the secrecy becomes clear. Tyler and his team have been sent to destroy a prototype super soldier, and this mission they may not return from.
Flesh Wounds was written & directed by Dan Garcia, the same filmmaker responsible for another upcoming movie titled Terror Trap (review here) that boasts a premise remarkably similar to that of Vacancy. Between that and Flesh Wounds I’m beginning to wonder if he isn’t secretly jockeying for a job at The Asylum.
Phase 4 Films have slotted Flesh Wounds for a July 28th DVD date. They’ve also cooked up some questionable artwork. Look at the bad ass Xbox super soldier on the DVD artwork and now feast your eyes on the actual look of the psycho cyborg in the film’s trailer. Hmmm…