Rob Cohen has been quietly beavering away rebooting the Alex Cross character – you know, the James Patterson detective / forensic psychologist originally played by Morgan Freeman in Kiss The Girls and Along Came A Spider – with Tyler Perry in the starring role. Now the first images have come online via The Film Stage and can be seen in our gallery below.
Believe us, they're worth a look. Because while Perry and cop partner Edward Burns strike typical police poses (badges, guns etc.) and look like they should, the villain for this one is played by Matthew Fox. And he looks nothing like you’d expect.
The story finds Cross on the hunt for Michael Sullivan (Fox), a ruthless assassin who murders the Washington DC detective’s wife. Sullivan, it turns out, is an MMA fighter, and Fox has transformed himself into something that would be right at home in a fantasy adventure or possibly Hurley from Lost’s nightmares.
Alex Cross is set to hit American screens on October 26, but there’s no UK date just yet.