Genre: ACTION / MARTIAL ARTS / ADVENTURE / THRILLER
Release Dates: JANUARY 14, 2005
Born to fight, trained to kill
From the forces that brought you X-Men
From the pages of Marvel Comics, creator of X-Men and Spider-Man, comes ELEKTRA, the first action event movie of the year. In the ultimate battle between good and evil stands a warrior who makes the choice that tips the balance.
Jennifer Garner stars in the title role as a strong, mysterious and sexy action heroine – a lethal synthesis of grace and power. Not long after recovering from seemingly mortal wounds, Elektra has severed all ties with the world, living only for her next assignment. But in an unexpected turn of events, she is forced to make a decision that can take her life in a new direction – or destroy her.
Key players in Elektra’s journey are Stick, a blind martial arts master responsible for Elektra’s resurrection, and Mark Miller and Abby Miller, a father and daughter on the run from The Hand, a powerful syndicate whose members practice the dark martial art of ninjitsu.
After Jennifer Garner made a brief, tantalizing appearance as Elektra in the 2003 Fox / Regency picture Daredevil, executives at both companies were eager to have Garner reprise the role, but this time in her own motion picture.
Garner trained long and hard to do justice to the character portrayed in the famed Marvel comics: a warrior without limits. Already physically fit and skilled in various fighting techniques from her work on the television series Alias, Garner took her martial arts training to a new level under the guidance of ELEKTRA’s Stunt Coordinators and Fighting Choreographers. A bonus for Garner – and the comic’s multitude of fans – was that this time Elektra would don a red costume that stays true to the colors worn by the character in the Marvel stories.
Crew: Rob Bowman (director); Zak Penn, Stuart Zicherman and Raven Metzner (written); Arnon Milchan, Gary Foster and Avi Arad (producers)
Cast: Jennifer Garner, Goran Visnjic, Will Yun Lee, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and Terence Stamp
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
Jennifer Garner filmed this movie while on summer hiatus of her television series Alias.
ELEKTRA THEN AND NOW
In a scene from Elektra and a scene from DareDevil