Lionsgate has released the trailer for its upcoming “ Black Butterfly ,” starring Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Piper Perabo.
Banderas plays Paul, a struggling writer who holes up in a cabin with the hopes of finishing a new screenplay. But when Paul picks up a drifter (Rhys Meyers) and offers him a place to stay for the night, it quickly becomes apparent that this wasn’t Paul’s best idea.
Actor/director Brian Goodman (What Doesn’t Kill You) is behind the camera for this film, which is a remake of a 2008 French made-for-TV film called Papillon Noir.
It looks like a standard B-movie thriller, but interestingly, the idea for this movie initially cropped up back in 2011, and that iteration had Nicolas Cage in the role that Banderas eventually took.
This movie looks a little bland, but I hope it’s at least smart enough to be bland in its own way instead of directly copying something that’s come before.
We’ll find out when Black Butterfly hits cinemas and on demand services May 26, 2017.