The first installment in the “Codename: Falcon” franchise of movies starring Michael Jai White, titled “Falcon Rising,” enjoyed a limited theatrical release last fall. If you didn’t see it, or it just didn’t play at a theater near you (or you’d rather just watch it at home), the movie is now streaming on Netflix.
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.”
The film’s trailer is embedded below. If it tickles your fancy, look for it on Netflix now: