The first installment in the “Codename: Falcon” franchise of movies starring Michael Jai White, titled “Falcon Rising,” is set to open theatrically, tomorrow, September 5, in a limited release. But if it’s not going to be playing at a theater near you (or you’d rather just watch it at home), the movie was released on VOD platforms today, September 4 – specifically, iTunes, Amazon’s streaming video service, and more).
Last year, we brought you news that White had signed on to star in what was/is expected to be an action movie franchise from Moonstone Entertainment. The franchise revolves around a former marine named John “Falcon” Chapman, described as a “dark anti-hero driven by guilt, who will destroy himself unless given something else to destroy,” making him “a useful weapon-of-last-resort for the foreign ministry.”
In the first film in the franchise, our man Chapman travels to Brazil to hunt down his sister’s killers, and, in the process, discovers an underground world of drugs, prostitution, and police corruption ruled by the Japanese mafia.
White himself previously shared that the Falcon movies are the type of projects he’s “waited to do” his “entire career,” adding, “Get ready folks cause this [is the] first of what’s to come.”
If you missed it, the film’s trailer is embedded below. But first, for those who insist on the theatrical experience, here are the film’s opening theatrical markets (starting tomorrow 9/5/14):
Palace 18 Cinema
Touchstar Southchase 7
AMC Southlake 24
AMCLoews Streets of Woodfield 20
Hollywood Hits Theatre
Goodrich – Quality 16
Ann Arbor, MI
AMC Empire 25
Atlas Great Lakes 16
Frank Montgomeryville 12