Actor Gerard Butler says submarine thriller "Hunter Killer" tells a classic story, but it is very relevant.
"When I first read this script a few years ago, I loved it immediately. It's a classic story with a heck of a lot of great action, a heck of an intricate plot and a whole cast of fantastic characters who are heroes from different walks of life," Butler said in a statement to IANS.
"It felt like an exciting way to revive the submarine thriller for these times. And right now, this story couldn't feel more relevant," he added.
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The film is adapted from Don Keith and George Wallace's 2012 novel "Firing Point". Butler plays a submarine captain on a mission to rescue the Russian president and avoid World War 3 by firing torpedoes at everything in sight.
Directed by Donovan Marsh, it also stars Gary Oldman and Linda Cardellini.
"Hunter Killer" premieres in South African cinemas on Friday.