George Gallo on Putting a Different Spin on Action with Vanquish [Exclusive Interview]

Vanquish directed by George Gallo

Vanquish directed by George Gallo

George Gallo has well known writing credits with buddy action movies with Midnight Run and Bad Boys. For Vanquish, he saw an opportunity to put a different spin on the action movies that we’re used to for years.

Vanquish may appear to be another movie about a female lead trying to save her daughter. For Gallo in the director’s chair, it was his chance in action and storytelling to portray a different type of female protagonist, who could fend herself against any adversary.

The film stars Morgan Freeman (Se7en) and Ruby Rose (Orange Is The New Black) in this high-octane action film. Gallo directed the movie that was co-written by Gallo and Samuel Bartlett (The Grand Design).

Here’s the synopsis:

Vanquish is a movie that shows what desperation can drive a person to do. A mother, Victoria (Rose), is trying to put her dark past as a Russian drug courier behind her, but retired cop Damon (Freeman) forces Victoria to do his bidding by holding her daughter hostage. Now, Victoria must use guns, guts, and a motorcycle to take out a series of violent gangsters—or she may never see her child again.

ALSO CHECK OUT: Ruby Rose on Attraction To Action Films Like Vanquish [Exclusive Interview]

LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with director and writer Gallo on his vision and stunts for Vanquish.

George Gallo wrote and directed films that span into many genres. He wrote blockbuster action comedies of Midnight Run and Bad Boys to heartwarming tales of 29th Street and Local Color. As a director, he worked with some of the most well-known names in Hollywood, including Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones, Meg Ryan, John Travolta, Antonio Banderas, Robert Forster, and James Caan to name a few. The Comeback Trail is his next film with De Niro and Freeman.

Vanquish is currently available On Demand, digital, Blu-ray, and DVD today.

Watch the exclusive interview below. Let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Lionsgate

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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