Under different circumstances, The Survivalist might be dismissed as a simple home invasion thriller, but with its pandemic plot and vision of a war-torn America on the streets outside, it has some clear parallels to the last year and a half of real-world news. In The Survivalist, Malkovich stars as a gang leader who’s out for the blood of a young woman, played by Ruby Modine, daughter of Matthew Modine. A year and a half after the fall of civilization due to a viral outbreak, a former FBI agent is forced to protect a young woman immune to the disease from a dangerous gang leader hunting her for her blood.
This sets him on a collision course with an ex-FBI agent (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) in a post-apocalyptic action thriller that is bound for release this October. The Survivalist looks….