‘The Island’ to star Michael Jai White and Jackson Rathbone

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'The Island'
'The Island.' Photo Courtesy of Saban Films

“The Island” is a new action film directed by Shaun Paul Piccinino. #Powerjournalist Markos Papadatos has the scoop.

It stars Michael Jai White, Jackson Rathbone, Gillian White, and Edoardo Costa. Shaun Paul Piccinino directed the action-crime-thriller, which is based on an original story by Philippe Martinez, and a screenplay by Martinez and Michael Caissie. The movie was subsequently produced by Martinez and Highfield Grange Studios’ Alan Latham.

The film will be coming out on July 21st in theaters and VOD. It recounts the story of a LAPD officer (played by Michael Jai White) who takes down drug traffickers with his wise-cracking partner Phil (Jackson Rathbone) until his brother dies under mysterious circumstances. He returns to his island home, to seek answers and ultimately vengeance, in a bloody battle with the corrupt tycoon who has taken over the island paradise. 

Shaun Paul Piccinino shared his excitement for the film on social media. The acclaimed director praised the cast of actors for being “amazing.” “This one is fire,” he foreshadowed. “Our crew also totally kicked butt. Honored to work with such a great team,” he added in a post on social media (where fans can see the new trailer).