I’m not quite sure how Momentum fits into the Frightfest ethos, but the trailer below certainly suggests some impressive entertainment.

It appears to be a straight-up action thriller, with Olga Kurylenko and James Purefoy trading blows – and bullets.

Here’s the synopsis:

A gripping thriller set in the labyrinth of Cape Town, South Africa,MOMENTUM follows the fallout after a seemingly meticulously planned heist goes seriously wrong. Beautiful, ruthless criminal Alex Faraday (Kurylenko –The November Man, Quantum of Solace) is forced to go on the run, and after witnessing one of her comrades being brutally murdered discovers her problems are only just beginning.

Realising she’s just witnessed the work of a highly specialized international syndicate who seem to be searching for a key, she attempts to evade capture, and finds herself in the midst of a high-octane, brutal game of cat and mouse with the chillingly efficient Mr. Washington (Purefoy –John Carter, Solomon Kane), who will stop at nothing to retrieve the mysterious key and prevent the political mayhem that may erupt if it’s secrets are exposed.

Forced into the fight of her life, Alex has no choice but to utilise every skill she’s ever obtained over the course of her criminal career, in order to uncover the web of lies behind the heist, and ultimately discover the secrets behind the men who have made her a target…

Cameraman Stephen Campanelli makes his directorial debut here, with the likes of Morgan Freeman and Jenna Saras rounding out the cast.

Momentum hits London for the Frightfest all-dayer on October 24.

Here’s the trailer:

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.