A reboot of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1996 action flick Eraser has been filmed under-the-radar in the US.
Lined up as a Warner Bros Home Entertainment release, Eraser: Reborn will be led by Dominic Sherwood, known for Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments and Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. The cast includes Jacky Lai (V-Wars), McKinley Belcher III (Ozark) and Eddie Ramos (Animal Kingdom).
The film was directed by Jon Pogue, whose directing credits include 2014 horror film The Quiet Ones, 2018 action-thriller Blood Brother, and 2020 threequel Deep Blue Sea 3. The producing team includes Last of the Mohicans producer Hunt Lowry and Patty Reed, the latter of whom worked with Pogue on Deep Blue Sea 3.
Deadline broke the news, reporting that Eraser: Reborn‘s plot “follows U.S. Marshal Mason Pollard who specialises in engineering the fake deaths of witnesses that need to leave no trace of their existence.”
As of now, the film is expected to be released in the first half of 2022.
The original Eraser, directed by Chuck Russell (The Mask, The Scorpion King), had Schwarzenegger playing a witness protection agent who protects an operative (Vanessa Williams) testifying about an illegal arms deal. He is also forced to fight his former allies when he uncovers a mole in his organisation. Despite mixed reviews, the film did relatively well at the box office, earning over $US242 million worldwide from an estimated budget of $US100 million. The film was even nominated for a Best Sound Effects Academy Award (which went to The Ghost and the Darkness that year).