Writers: Jesse V. Johnson, Stu Small
Director: Jesse V. Johnson
Starring: Scott Adkins, Craig Fairbrass, Thomas Turgoose
Production Company: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Kent Locations Used: Canterbury Prison
This British crime thriller tells the story of gang member Cain Burgess (Scott Adkins) who evades his prison sentences to take revenge on those who have wronged him. Believing other people are the reason for his misfortunes, he fights his way back to confront his enemies.
Avengement (2019) was directed and written by Jesse V. Johnson (The Amazing Spiderman, Starship Troopers). Starring is Scott Adkins (Doctor Strange, The Expendables 2) as the anti-hero Cain Burgess. Playing his equally vicious brother and prime nemesis is Craig Fairbrass (Cliffhanger, London Heist). Another star among the gang members is Thomas Turgoose (This is England, Kingsman: The Golden Circle).
A large portion of this film was set in Canterbury Prison, where several of the fight scenes were filmed.
Canterbury Prison has been closed since 2013 and was bought by Canterbury Christ Church University and is due to be extended as part of their campus. The authenticity of the Victorian prison is maintained, making it an ideal location for the crime and thriller genre. Other productions that have previously visited Canterbury Prison for filming include Wayfaring Stranger (2008) and Windmill Boy (2006).
The film was released on DVD on Monday 17th June 2019 and is now available to watch on Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and Google Movies.
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