A hero in the ring, and soon, a hero in the streets. Sylvester Stallone will lead superhero action-thriller Samaritan.

Stallone stars as a former super-powered vigilante. But with crime on the rise, he may just have to come out of retirement.

The film comes from MGM and Prime Video. The official synopsis is below.

Thirteen-year-old Sam Cleary (Javon “Wanna” Walton) suspects that his mysterious and reclusive neighbor Mr. Smith (Sylvester Stallone) is actually a legend hiding in plain sight. Twenty years ago, Granite City’s super-powered vigilante, Samaritan, was reported dead after a fiery warehouse battle with his rival, Nemesis. Most believe Samaritan perished in the fire, but some in the city, like Sam, have hope that he is still alive. With crime on the rise and the city on the brink of chaos, Sam makes it his mission to coax his neighbor out of hiding to save the city from ruin.

Samaritan stars Stallone, Javaon “Wanna” Walton, Pilou Asbæk, Dascha Polanco, and Moises Arias. It comes from writer Bragi F. Schut and director Julius Avery.

“I love action films that also have heart. I wanted to be involved with Samaritan because this story has many layers that I think people can relate to. It’s something of a morality tale that is also very exciting to watch,” said Stallone. “We are thrilled that this will be seen globally on Prime Video where my fans and all audiences can enjoy it together around the world.” 

You can check out some first-look images and the official poster for the movie below.

Samaritan will premiere worldwide on Prime Video August 26.

Until then, check back to THS for more updates.

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