Prime Video released a brand new poster, images, and plot synopsis for the upcoming Sylvester Stallone action film Samaritan.

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Samaritan, which stars Stallone as Mr. Smith, follows the story of thirteen-year-old Sam Cleary played by Javon “Wanna” Walton who suspects Stallone’s character is really a legend hiding in plain sight.

The official synopsis states, “Thirteen-year-old Sam Cleary (Javon “Wanna” Walton) suspects that his mysterious and reclusive neighbor Mr. Smith (Sylvester Stallone) is actually a legend hiding in plain sight.”

“Twenty years ago, Granite City’s super-powered vigilante, Samaritan, was reported dead after a fiery warehouse battle with his rival, Nemesis. Most believe Samaritan perished in the fire, but some in the city, like Sam, have hope that he is still alive,” it continues.

The synopsis concludes, “With crime on the rise and the city on the brink of chaos, Sam makes it his mission to coax his neighbor out of hiding to save the city from ruin.”

Javon “Wanna” Walton (left) as Sam Cleary and Sylvester Stallone (right) as Joe Smith in SAMARITAN, directed by Julius Avery, a Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film.
Credit: Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures
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Talking about the film Stallone said, “I love action films that also have heart. I wanted to be involved with Samaritan because this story has many layers that I think people can relate to.”

He continued, “It’s something a morality tale that is also very exciting to watch. We are thrilled that this will be seen globally on Prime Video where my fans and all audiences can enjoy it together around the world.”

Pilou Asbæk (left) as Cyrus and Sylvester Stallone (right) as Joe Smith in SAMARITAN, directed by Julius Avery, a Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film.
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© 2022 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Alongside Stallone and Walton the film also stars Pilous Asbæk, Dascha Polanco, and Moises Arias.

It is directed by Julius Avery based off a screenplay by Bragi F. Schut. Stallone also serves as a producer alongside Braden Aftergood. Executive producers include Schut, David Kern, Adam Rosenberg, and Guy Riedel.

Samaritan arrives on Prime Video on August 26, 2022.

Sylvester Stallone as Joe Smith in SAMARITAN, directed by Julius Avery, a Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film.
Credit: Daniel McFadden / Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures
© 2022 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.

What do you make of this new poster, the new images, and the plot synopsis? Do you plan on checking out Samaritan?