By: John M Jerva

News broke a few weeks back that Netflix has acquired the rights to the latest female centric, bullet riddled action fest which is affectionately known as Gunpowder Milkshake. The film boasts a sensational all woman cast including the MCU’s Karen Gillan as well as Lena Headey, Angela Bassett, Paul Giamatti, Carla Gugino, Michelle Yeoh and Chloe Coleman.

Netflix is hoping for franchise potential with the film and judging from the first look footage, this may indeed be one and it surely looks like it’s going to be one wild ride from start to finish. Check out the brief but awesome footage below!

Official Synopsis: Sam (Karen Gillan) was only 12 years old when her mother Scarlet (Lena Headey), an elite assassin, was forced to abandon her. Sam was raised by The Firm, the ruthless crime syndicate her mother worked for. Now, 15 years later, Sam has followed in her mother’s footsteps and grown into a fierce hit-woman. She uses her “talents” to clean up The Firm’s most dangerous messes. She’s as efficient as she is loyal.

But when a high-risk job goes wrong, Sam must choose between serving The Firm and protecting the life of an innocent 8-year-old girl – Emily (Chloe Coleman). With a target on her back, Sam has only one chance to survive: Reunite with her mother and her lethal associates: The Librarians (Angela Bassett, Michelle Yeoh and Carla Gugino). These three generations of women must now learn to trust each other, stand up to The Firm and their army of henchmen, and raise hell against those who could take everything from them.

New key art has also debuted to further entice genre fans and you can view the posters in the gallery below! Netflix has also officially revealed the release date for the film which is July 14th.

One interesting tidbit is that a sequel is already in the works even before the film has seen the light of day. Netflix is looking at making this title another franchise hopeful for them as they look to win the streaming wars that are raging as of late. Netflix also recently acquired two sequels to the Rian Johnson helmed Knives Out which was a sleeper hit last year. That deal cost them somewhere in the ballpark of $450 million. 

Last year Netflix brought their action A game with titles like The Old Guard with Charlize Theron and Extraction starring Chris Hemsworth which was billed as the most watched movie of 2020. Action hits keep on coming and with the pandemic still playing havoc with cinemas, the streaming services are reaping the benefits of people staying home more. 

Navot Papushado helmed the pic and also co-wrote along with Ehud Lavski. Quentin Tarantino called Gunpowder Milkshake one of the best action flicks of the year and it was a success with audiences during it festival run. 

Keep it locked and loaded right here for more on the film including a full, official trailer release!

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