Michael Jai White was great in hits like Black Dynamite, Blood and Bone, Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing & Mortal Kombat: Legacy. So the hype level is set pretty high for his latest film Falcon Rising formerly know as Favela. You can watch it On Demand right now over at Amazon. The street date for the DVD is set for January 27th, 2015 from Freestyle Digital Media.
Synopsis: Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight, Spawn) stars in this action adventure as John “Falcon” Chapman, an ex-marine anti-hero plagued with a terrible secret consuming him with guilt. On the self-destructive edge, he learns his sister Cindy (Laila Ali, “American Gladiators”) has been brutally beaten in the slums or “favelas” of Brazil and travels there to hunt down her attackers. In the process he discovers an underground world of drugs, prostitution, and police corruption ruled by the Japanese mafia and protected by the powerful Hirimoto (Masashi Odate, Letters From Iwo Jima, The Last Samurai). With incredible fight sequences and edge of your seat action, Falcon Rising is an in your face thrill-ride introducing America’s newest action hero.
Falcon Rising has a run time of approximately 100 minutes and is rated R.
Starring Michael Jai White, Laila Ali, Neal McDonough, Lateef Crowder & Masashi Odate. Directed by Ernie Barbarash.