Michael Douglas is not a man to be crossed, especially when his fortune is on the line.
In the trailer for Beyond the Reach, which was debuted online Thursday by Yahoo Movies, Douglas plays a businessman whose hunting trip in the Mojave Desert takes a dark turn after an accidental shooting — one that leaves his guide (Jeremy Irvine, War Horse) as prey in an increasingly desperate game of cat-and-mouse.
Produced by Douglas and Robert Mitas, the movie — adapted from the 1972 novel Deathwatch by Robb White — had its world premiere in September last year at the Toronto Film Festival, following which the U.S. rights were purchased by Lionsgate/Roadside. (Reviewing the movie for THR, Jon Frosch described it as a “misfire of a modern Western.”)
Beyond the Reach, directed by Jean-Baptiste Léonetti from a script by Stephen Susco, will be available on demand and in theaters April 17.