We don’t know a lot about Samaritan just yet. Stallone will be playing a hardened former superhero who is rediscovered by a young boy after years of being presumed dead. The film is directed by Julius Avery who is best known for directing the J.J. Abrams-produced action horror film Overlord. The script is being handled by Bragi F. Schut who created the short-lived sci-fi series Threshold and wrote the highly underrated horror film Escape Room, as well as the properly rated Season of the Witch.
In the new image of Stallone in Samaritan, we can see him holding a young boy while seemingly flipping an automobile. What’s immediately relevant about the image is that Stallone is bearded and wearing a hooded, green puffy coat in a way that could mask his identity were he once famous.
People have already started pointing out that Stallone’s look here is reminiscent of another wary superhero — David Dunn (Bruce Willis) from Unbreakable. Dunn’s costume is a essentially a hooded, green poncho. M. Night Shyamalan told Unbreakable in a way that was often horrific. Avery’s Overlord is a horror film, and the same goes for Schut’s Escape Room. It’ll be interesting to see just how much Samaritan leans into these potential horror trappings.
Samaritan is filming now and is currently due for release on June 4, 2021.