The Christian Slater starring actioner SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE was an entertaining enough action flick which also featured Ving Rhames in the tale of an ex-special forces soldier who must protect a group of rich thrill seekers when war games go seriously awry. The film which was produced by Jeff Most didn’t exactly make that much of a splash here in the States but I guess it was a huge hit overseas.
With that in mind, we now bring you the news via Deadline that the movie is now turning into a 10 episode series that will run on the Scandinavian SVOD service Viaplay. Mist importantly though is that the show is Starring none other than Brendan Fraser and SMALLVILLE’S Tom Welling. The series also stars Elena Anaya from WONDER WOMAN, JOHN WICK 3’s Saïd Taghmaoui.
Per Deadline, here is the official plot line: “The Professionals is set against a backdrop of international espionage and corporate sabotage in the 21st century’s privately-funded space race and follow Welling as a hardened former counterintelligence officer Captain Vincent Corbo. After their advanced medical satellite explodes on deployment, billionaire futurist Peter Swann, played by Fraser, and his fiancée, medical visionary Dr. Graciela “Grace” Davila, played by Anaya, turn to Corbo. Corbo assembles a team of experienced professionals to investigate the incident. They learn that any combination of Swann’s business rivals, corrupt governments officials, and a shadowy crime syndicate could be behind the attack and represent a continued threat. Duken plays a Europol agent seeking to thwart the security team’s efforts.”
The series is now filming in Ireland and South Africa so it will be interesting to see if we get it here in North America. With Fraser, who is just coming off starting in DC Universe’s DOOM PATROL, and Welling involved it’s a safe bet it will hit here. I’ll be sure to keep you posted with further details in the future so keep it locked and loaded right here!