Jordan Peele's First Amazon Show Has Al Pacino Hunting Nazis

24 November 2019
Culture, Film, Hunters, Al Pacino, Jordan Peele, Amazon prime
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There are a number of things that simply won't stop being entertaining in the modern media landscape.

Any video involving a baby animal doing something cute. Anything that has an oddly satisfying effect on the viewers. And in this case, anything that depicts misfortunes happening to Nazis.

There's a reason Inglorious Bastards has such re-watchability, and it's not Brad Pitt's accent.

Jordan Peele, ever a man in the hunt for a unique way to explore race and cultural relations in the US, has become the next person to take on a story about on the ever-present problem of Neo-Nazism in the western world.

"Inspired by true events," writes Amazon's description, "Hunters follows a diverse band of Nazi Hunters in 1977 New York City who discover that hundreds of escaped Nazis are living in America. And so, they do what any bad-ass vigilante squad would do: they set out on a bloody quest for revenge and justice. But they soon discover a far-reaching conspiracy and must race against time to thwart the Nazis’ new genocidal plans."

The trailer unveils the great Al Pacino, star of upcoming The Irishman, as Meyer Offerman, the man who brings together the rag-tag band of Nazi Hunters to combat the rise of what they call 'the fourth reich.'

Logan Lerman, Jerrika Hinton, Josh Radnor, Kate Mulvany, Tiffany Boone, Greg Austin, Louis Ozawa Changchien, Carol Kane, Saul Rubinek, Dylan Baker and Lena Olin are all set to feature.

“There comes a time where we all must choose between the light and the darkness. But when there’s great darkness in this world, perhaps a choice is made for us,” Pacino says in the trailer's monologue. “For eons, people like us have been degraded and exterminated, but no more. There is evil among us and you must remember, this evil starts with but a spot inside of them. Then it grows to a stain. Then it becomes a scourge. And we can’t know such evil until it strikes. So the time to act is now before everything we hold dear to us is destroyed. This is not murder. This is mitzvah. Welcome to the hunt."

Peele will be serving as executive producer on the project, which will be released through his company Monkeypaw Productions. It's the first major project conceived by David Weil.

Hunters is set to drop in 2020.


Via GQ Australia