Scottish director Jim Gillespie is best known for his classic 1997 teen horror movie “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” and he’s about to return to the big screen this month with another twisted tale of young adults struggling to stay alive. “Billionaire Ransom” stars Jeremy Sumpter and Phoebe Tonkin as two rebellious rich kids whose parents send them to a tough-love wilderness school on a remote island off the coast of Scotland. Joined by other spoiled, out-of-control sons and daughters, the two must learn to grown up quick or risk losing their inheritance
What happens next won’t be a surprise to anyone familiar with Gillespie’s work: The camp is invaded by a group of mercenaries who kill the teachers and guards and hold the group of campers hostage for a billion dollars. After learning they will be killed regardless of whether the ransom is paid, the group must rely on their wilderness survival training to escape and survive. Dominic Sherwood, Elliot Knight and Ed Westwick co-star.
“Billionaire Ransom” opens in theaters and VOD August 19. Watch an exclusive clip below, which features a tender moment between Sumpter and Tonkin before all hell breaks loose.