After trying to dodge the mob as Jimmy Hoffa in The Irishman, legendary actor Al Pacino will go on the offensive as a 1970s Nazi-hunter in the latest series from producer Jordan Peele.
The series, called Hunters, stars Pacino as the leader of a group of Nazi-hunters living in 1970s New York. After it’s discovered that hundreds of fugitive Nazi officials have been hiding out in the city while planning to create a new Nazi Empire in the U.S., the group sets out to hunt these Nazis down and bring them to justice before their evil plans can come to fruition. Peele is executive producing through his Monkeypaw Productions, while David Weil and Nikki Toscano will serve as co-executive producers and showrunners. Here’s the synopsis, which claims to be inspired by true events:
Inspired by true events, HUNTERS follows a diverse band of Nazi Hunters in 1977 New York City who discover that hundreds of escaped Nazis are living in America. And so, they do what any bad-ass vigilante squad would do: they set out on a bloody quest for revenge and justice. But they soon discover a far-reaching conspiracy and must race against time to thwart the Nazis’ new genocidal plans.
The first Hunters trailer has been released, and in it, Pacino is certainly the main focus. Throughout the entire length of the trailer, he gives a monologue about the nature of evil and what must be done to stop it, which ends up being a welcome speech to the diverse recruits of his Nazi-hunting coalition. The speech is interspersed by a healthy dose of violence, bits of intrigue, and even some Rolling Stones for good measure (in case you need reminding at this point, Hunters is not a Martin Scorsese production).
Hunters will premiere on Amazon Prime Video sometime in 2020.