ENEMIES CLOSER poster & trailer – Jean-Claude Van Damme reunites with TIMECOP director Peter Hyams

ENEMIES CLOSER poster & trailer – Jean-Claude Van Damme reunites with TIMECOP director Peter Hyams
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Jean-Claude Van Damme has been in the news lately with his rather impressive Volvo “Epic Split” commercial, but we haven’t seen a movie of his prominently promoted in a while. Fans might arguably suggest that TIMECOP (1994) was one of his best efforts. That film was directed by Peter Hyams, who the very next year teamed again with Van Damme for SUDDEN DEATH (1995). I guess we’ll see if the third time is the charm with ENEMIES CLOSER, for which a new poster has been released (see above, and click on it to see it full size). I’m a little confused by the trailer though, as while the poster has Van Damme front and center, the trailer makes Tom Everett Scott and Orlando Jones look more like the stars… and those two, in an action movie, are already kind of strange choices. But all that said, I like Peter Hyams movies, for the most part. OUTLAND is a favorite for me, and I really enjoy 2010… heck, I ever liked his two previous Van Damme efforts, so we’ll see how this comes out. There’s a lot of haters who would be quick to note that most of Jean-Claude’s movies lately have been cheap direct-to-video fare, but he’s certainly primed for a comeback. Think this could be it? Tell us in the comments below.

After a major shipment of drugs goes missing on the US-Canadian border, forest ranger and former Navy SEAL Henry is plunged into survival mode when the drug cartel forces him to help retrieve the downed package. Trapped in the wilderness with no communication to the outside world, Henry finds himself face to face with Clay, a man with a personal vendetta against Henry who has returned for retribution. Now, the two mortal enemies must make a choice: put aside their past and work together, or die alone at the hands of the drug runners, a ruthless gang who will stop at nothing to retrieve their lost cargo.

ENEMIES CLOSER opens December 4, 2013 in France, no U.S. release date as of this writing

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community’s leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.