By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act July 28, 2014 at 10:31AM
According to Michael Jai White (via his Twitter account), a theatrical release date for the first installment in the "Codename: Falcon" franchise of movies he's starring in, titled "Falcon Rising," is set for September 5.
Last year, we brought you news that White had signed on to star in what was/is expected to be an action movie franchise from Moonstone Entertainment. The franchise revolves around a former marine named John "Falcon" Chapman, described as a "dark anti-hero driven by guilt, who will destroy himself unless given something else to destroy," making him "a useful weapon-of-last-resort for the foreign ministry."
In the first film in the franchise, our man Chapman travels to Brazil to hunt down his sister's killers, and, in the process, discovers an underground world of drugs, prostitution, and police corruption ruled by the Japanese mafia.
White himself previously shared that the Falcon movies are the type of projects he's "waited to do" his "entire career," adding, "Get ready folks cause this [is the] first of what's to come."
Ernie Barbarash (who directed 2 Jean-Claude Van Damme movies) is director of "Falcon Rising."Neal McDonough and Laila Ali are also in the film.
Moonstone's plans are to produce about one Falcon movie a year, following White's Chapman character as he is sent to exotic locations all over the world, to do the "foreign ministry's" dirty work.
With the film's release announcement comes its first trailer as well, which is embedded below: