'Beyond The Reach' Trailer Shows the Dark Side of Michael Douglas (Video)

Courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival

"I'm not killing you. I'm just going to watch you die."

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.

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