Samaritan is an upcoming English film written by Bragi F. Schut and directed by Julius Avery. The film is about a thirteen-year-old boy Sam Cleary who suspects that his mysterious and reclusive neighbor Mr Smith could be the long-lost superhero Samaritan. Twenty years ago, Granite City’s superhero and vigilante, Samaritan died in a fiery warehouse while fighting his rival, Nemesis.
Samaritan is considered dead by everyone. Mr Smith works as a garbage collector and stops the bullies who brought Sam to the woodshed. He shows more strength than a normal human should have in fighting the bullies and Sam becomes convinced that he is looking at Samaritan who is reportedly dead. As crime mounts and the city is on the brink of chaos and collapse, Sam tries to convince his neighbor to come out of hiding to save the city from utter ruin and destruction.
The producers are Sylvester Stallone and Braden Aftergood under Metro Goldwyn Mayer and Balboa Productions. The lead roles in the film are played by Sylvester Stallone and Javon Walton while Martin Starr, Moisés Arias, Dascha Polanco and Pilou Asbæk play supporting roles. The music composers consist of Jed Kurzel and Kevin Kiner while the cinematography is done by David Ungero. The film is edited by Matt Evans and Pete Beaudreau. Samaritan is scheduled for release on August 26, 2022 and distributed by United Artists Releasing and Amazon Studios via streaming on Prime Video.
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