You know the name Drew Pearce as the writer of the film “Iron Man 3,” but his latest venture is also his directorial debut in “Hotel Artemis,” which looks like a spin-off of John Wick’s Continental Hotel, which sets up a place for assassins to rest their heads with a “safe haven” built on rules. Many are clamoring as to whether this is a blatant rip off or not, with no real “John Wick” connections, or whether it is just a coincidence. Regardless, it has been rumored that a Continental Hotel television spin-off is on its way. Jodie Foster plays the manager of the hotel while Sterling K. Brown leads an ensemble cast of bad guys, holed up in the hotel when the big baddie, played by Jeff Goldblum, shows up to get him.
Synopsis: In 2028 Los Angeles, Jean Thomas, aka The Nurse (Jodie Foster) is the manager of the Hotel Artemis, an ultra-exclusive, members-only hospital hidden in a hotel redolent of faded ‘20s glamour. Tough, sharp and utterly fearless, The Nurse treats an assortment of assassins, gunrunners, thieves and gangsters in an unexpected state-of-the-art emergency room capable of providing a new liver with a 3-D printer or injecting a patient with nanobots that heal from the inside out. With the help of her towering assistant Everest, The Nurse wrangles some of the most dangerous criminals in the world, from sultry French assassin Nice and international arms dealer Acapulco, to bank robbers Waikiki and his brother Honolulu.
One night, as a violent riot rages on the streets of Los Angeles, legendary crime boss Orian Franklin, aka Niagara, arrives needing immediate treatment after a failed attempt on his life. Niagara’s sudden arrival creates a violent clash among the criminals in the hospital, with one ‘patient’ having a particularly deadly motive for checking into the hotel. The Nurse makes a decision that could jeopardize the future of the ER and everyone in it. Now the safest place for criminals in the city has become the most dangerous.
Starring: Jodie Foster, Dave Bautista, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum, Sterling K. Brown, Jenny Slate, Charlie Day, and Zachary Quinto
Director: Drew Pearce
Composer: Cliff Martinez
Release Date: June 8, 2018
Studio: Global Road Entertainment