The first trailer for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new film Aftermath was just released, showing the current host of the Celebrity Apprentice in a tragic thriller based on true events.
Schwarzenegger plays a family man awaiting the return of his wife and daughter when their airplane collides in mid-air with another.
Scoot McNairy from Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice plays the negligent air traffic controller on duty at the time of the incident, and due to the publicity of the tragedy he and his family go into hiding because of his vilification.
While the airline and insurance company lawyers attempt reach a settlement, Schwarzenegger just wants to find the man responsible.
The film is based off of the Überlingen collision and subsequent murder of Swiss air-traffic controller Peter Nielsen by Russian architect Vitaly Kaloyev, whose wife and children were killed in the incident.
The Lionsgate film is directed by Elliott Lester, who previously helmed Nightingale for HBO Films, with a script from Javier Gullón. Acclaimed filmmaker Darren Aronofsky is producing.
Two strangers’ lives become inextricably bound together after a devastating plane crash. Inspired by actual events, Aftermath tells a story of guilt and revenge after an air traffic controller’s (Scoot McNairy) error causes the death of a construction foreman’s (Arnold Schwarzenegger) wife and daughter.
The film features Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator Genisys, The Expendables 3), Scoot McNairy (Our Brand Is Crisis, 12 Years A Slave), and Maggie Grace (The Taken Series, Lockout).
Aftermath is in theaters April 7th, 2017