Johnny Knoxville has made a name for himself by subjecting himself to insane stunts that probably no one else but him would perform. Sometimes these daredevil schemes work better as a reality show, and other times, if you can figure out how to weave them into a plot, it can make for an interesting film.
That’s what we could get in Action Point. The film, which is based on a true story, sees Knoxville play the owner of a low-rent amusement park where the rides are not designed with safety in mind. But when a competing amusement park threatens to shut them down, it is up to the Action Point team to draw in more guests by any means necessary. Check out the full trailer below.
The film is loosely based on the real-life Action Park, an amusement park that completely disregarded the safety of its guests. It was a literal haven for thrill seekers and earned itself the reputation for being a very dangerous park because of its poor design, unsafe rides, and under-aged, under-trained, and often under-the-influence staff. In fact, there were some cases of death that occurred in the park itself.
So it should be interesting to see if the film addresses that while also trying to maintain some sense of fun. And when you have someone like Knoxville on board in a film where daredevil stunts and thrills congregate, then you are going to be in for some zany antics.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
Everyone’s favorite daredevil Johnny Knoxville is back to his hilariously painful antics in the upcoming comedy ACTION POINT. Knoxville stars as D.C., the crackpot owner of a low-rent, out-of-control amusement park where the rides are designed with minimum safety for maximum fun. Just as D.C.’s estranged teenage daughter Boogie comes to visit, a corporate mega-park opens nearby and jeopardizes the future of Action Point. To save his beloved theme park and his relationship with his daughter, D.C. and his loony crew of misfits risk everything to pull out all the stops – and stunts – making for another wild ride from the star of BAD GRANDPA and JACKASS.
Action Point also stars Chris Pontius, Dan Bakkedahl, Matt Schulze, Eleanor Worthington-Cox, Johnny Pemberton, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Joshua Hoover, Conner McVicker, and Eric Manaka.
Directed by Tim Kirkby, Action Point is scheduled for a June 1, 2018, release.