Following the runaway success of Bright, Netflix flexes its sci-fi blockbuster muscle once again with How It Ends.
How It Ends seems to be a pretty cookie-cutter apocalypse story: a mysterious event, chaos ensues, people break into murderous factions. But it does have the benefit of Forest Whitaker with a gun. It’s always great to see the Oscar winner shed his prestigious image and play the gun-toting badass, especially when he’s butting heads with Theo James, the one Divergent star who hasn’t become a Golden Globe nominee. The two of them race across the United States in what is likely the worst road trip you can take with an in-law ever — complete with violent clashes with roving gangs, and stand-offs with the military.
Directed by David M. Rosenthal (The Perfect Guy) from a Black List script by Brooks McLaren, How It Ends also stars Kat Graham, Kerry Bishé, Mark O’Brien, Nicole Ari Parker, and Grace Dove.
How It Ends premieres on Netflix on July 13, 2018.