Accident Man was a character destined for the big screen and has been a movie in the making for the past quarter of century. Starting life in the cult classic comic book series of the same name, created by graphic novel legends Pat Mills (2000AD) & Tony Skinner and now adapted for the screen by Stu Small and Scott Adkins, who also steps up in the title role. Helmed by veteran action director Jesse V. Johnson (Savage Dog and the eagerly anticipated Triple Threat) and produced by Ben Jacques, Erik Kritzer, Craig Baumgarten and Scott Adkins. And at MCM London Comic Con stars Scott Adkins, Ross O’Hennessy and director Jesse Johnson will be discussing the film!
Scott Adkins plays Mike Fallon, a stone cold killer, whose methodical hits, baffle the police and delight his clients. He is the best at what he does. But when a loved one is dragged into the London underworld and murdered by his own crew, Fallon is forced to rip apart the life he knew in order to hold those accountable and avenge the one person who actually meant something to him. Adkins leads a colourful array of eccentric characters, who blend action, tension and humor with samurai aplomb. Ashley Greene (Twilight) plays Charlie, a feisty widow, who locks horns with Fallon as they search the truth. Ray Stevenson (Diversity, Thor, Punisher: War Zone) plays Big Ray, a sage bar tender / death merchant and the leader of a motley crew of assassins. Including Ray Park (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, G.I. Joe) and Michael Jai White (The Dark knight, Spawn) as Mac & Mick, the bickering best friends and ex-special forces turned contract killers. David Paymer (Payback, Oceans 13) as Milton, the eloquent public persona of the team. Amy Johnston (Deadpool, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Lady Bloodfight) as Jane the Ripper, who is as swift and sharp with her tongue as she is her Katana. Perry Benson (This is England) as Finicky Fred, who bring his own finesse to this darkest of arts.
Ross O’Hennessy (Game of Thrones) whose axe wielding Carnage Cliff, wreaks daily havoc for a pay cheque and Stephen Donald (Holby City, Doctors) who skulks in the shadows as Poison Pete. Nick Moran (Harry Potter, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) rounds off the cast as Leonard Kent, the ominous accountant whose actions start the wrecking ball swinging. For Scott Adkins this is a lifelong dream project. Having first read the comic book at age fifteen and always believing Accident Man would make a great movie he harboured the dream until he was eventually in a position to bring the project to the screen. He optioned the property with is own money and co-wrote the screenplay with his childhood friend Stu Small in the hope that he could fulfil a lifetime ambition. “Accident Man is and always has been my favourite comic book character. He’s very cynical and very British.
There is a very hard edge to the character, very dark but with loads of humour to balance it out. He’s a classic anti-hero and with the success of Kingsman, Deadpool and other “R” rated movies I feel its a perfect time to unleash him on the cinematic landscape.” Produced by Sony Pictures, in conjunction with LINK Entertainment and Six Demon Films, Accident Man was shot entirely on location London and the surrounding Boroughs. In 2017, let Mike Fallon, with his quick fists and a rapier tongue (and some of the greatest fight scenes you’ll have ever seen on screen), take you a roller coaster ride through the criminal underworld of our nation’s capital. Fans of action, martial arts, drama, thriller and comedy alike, will all find a home with Accident Man.
The panel will take place on Saturday the 27th of May in the Silver Theatre from 12:15pm – 12:45pm and will feature the premiere of the ACCIDENT MAN trailer as well as exclusive footage from the film.