ROGUE (2020) Megan Fox faces terrorists and a deadly lion

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‘When the hunter becomes the prey’

Rogue is a 2020 action-thriller feature film about a team of stranded mercenaries forced to face off against a raging lion.

Directed by MJ Bassett (Silent Hill: Revelation) from a screenplay co-written with Isabel Bassett, the movie stars Megan Fox, Philip Winchester, Greg Kriek and Brandon Auret


Battle-hardened mercenary Samantha O’Hara (Megan Fox) leads an elite squad of soldiers on a daring mission to rescue a hostage from a group of violent terrorists in the plains of Africa.

However, when the mission goes wrong, the team is stranded, Samantha’s squad must face a bloody, brutal encounter with the ferocious gang of rebels and a ravenous, enraged lioness that is baying for their blood after escaping from an illegal lion farm…

Special features:

Audio commentary with director, co-writer and producer MJ Bassett, co-writer Isabel Bassett and actor Philip Winchester
Director’s commentary
Cast interviews
Trailer gallery


” …Rogue is pretty much what you’d expect it to be with some impressive action scenes which are then let down with piss poor CG. Megan Fox is hilariously miscast and I would have preferred someone like Zoë Bell in the lead as she is convincingly badass. Watch while inebriated/stoned or as a double bill with Primal (or both) and you’ll enjoy the silly ride.” The Action Elite

“The CG is awful. There’s no Game of Thrones CG in Rogue. I’m guessing the CG in an episode of GoT cost more than the entire budget of Rogue. We also get more than one team member going out like Samuel L. Jackson in Deep Blue Sea. They say something crazy, and the damn lion eats them. Multiple team members die by lion.” Bulletproof Action

Rogue feels like they are trying to say something as firm and as loud as possible. Yes, this is an action movie that can be described as mindless and fun at times, but there’s always the underlining text about the lion farms and the human trafficking that isn’t glaring, but definitely takes center stage more than you’d think for a film that stars Megan Fox playing a game of cat-and-mouse with a lion.” The Daily Rotation

“The digital lioness is so awful that it seriously looks like a placeholder effect that someone forgot to finish, and it looks even sillier in a couple of scenes where Fox’s Sam tries to negotiate with her woman-to-woman, or rather, bitch-to-bitch to reference the star’s climactic quip that falls so flat that if you listen closely, you can probably hear the crickets chirping on set.” Good Efficient Butchery

“Director MJ Bassett has crafted a straight-to-DVD action film, which is pretty passable in those regards. The real surprise comes in the message it conveys, especially as it pops up so suddenly at the end. In spite of this, it’s undeniable this film’s heart is in the right place, intending to bring awareness to lion farms. Here’s hoping this film achieves that very goal.” The Reviewing Rodders

Rogue is definitely a popcorn flick, but one that does have a message involving wildlife. Underneath the surface it is clear. Don’t mess with Mother Nature…especially if it is a lioness. Plus, seeing Megan Fox in a different type of role is quite refreshing.” World Film Geek

Megan Fox … Samantha O’Hara
Philip Winchester … Joey Kasinski
Greg Kriek … Mike Barasa
Brandon Auret … Elijah Dekker
Jessica Sutton … Asilia Wilson
Kenneth Fok … Bo Yinn
Isabel Bassett … Tessa
Adam Deacon … Zalaam
Sisanda Henna … Pata
Tamer Burjaq … Masakh
Ashish Gangapersad … Nuru
Calli Taylor … Chloe
Lee-Anne Liebenberg … TJ
Mangaliso Mazibuko … Bobbie
Austin Shandu … Alfred

Filming locations:

South Africa

Technical details:

105 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1



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