Summit Entertainment has released the first trailer for Rob Cohen’s adaptation of the James Patterson crime novel Alex Cross. Tyler Perry takes on the titular role, previously made famous by Morgan Freeman in movies such as Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls. The plot centers on Cross trying to resolve a series of grisly murders with Matthew Fox (Lost) playing the cunning and sadistic killer.
I can’t help but think this looks like a bad CSI episode with both Perry and Fox being completely over-the-top with their respective characters. It’s mind-boggling to think that the producers chose Perry over Idris Elba, who was initially set to star. It will be interesting to see how the movie does at the box office as Patterson does have a fair contingent of fans.
Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think! Alex Cross opens on October 19th.