Blood Father trailer: Mel Gibson stars in this tense action thriller, which will hit cinemas later this year.

Blood Father trailer

The first Blood Father trailer has come online. The film, which stars Mel Gibson in the lead role will arrive in cinemas later this year courtesy of Icon Films, and it looks really rather good.

Gibson stars as John Link, an ex-convict who must protect his estranged daughter (Erin Moriarty) from violent drug dealers.  William H. Macy, Thomas Mann, Elisabeth Rohm, Diego Luna and Michael Parks also star in this thriller, which we’re bumping to the top of our must-see list for the latter half of 2016. The screenplay is by Peter Craig (The Town) and directed by French helmer Jean-Francois Richet (Mesrine).

We have an official synopsis for the film right here:

After her drug kingpin boyfriend frames her for stealing a fortune in cartel cash, 18 year old LYDIA goes on the run, with only one ally in this whole wide world: her perennial screw-up of a dad, JOHN LINK, who’s been a drunk, a drug addict, a motorcycle outlaw, and a convict in his time, and now is determined to keep his little girl from harm and, for once in his life, do the right thing…

Gibson is currently hard at work on his next directorial effort Hacksaw Ridge, which is currently in post-production.

I must admit to not knowing a great deal about Blood Father prior to seeing today’s trailer, but it looks like a hell of a ride.

Watch the Blood Father trailer below.

Let us know your thoughts on the Blood Father trailer below. Look out for it in Australia from August 25th. The film is currently awaiting a U.S. and U.K. release date. We’ll bring you those, and more on Blood Father as we get it.