The Dave Bautista-starring action-thriller opens on Aug. 25

By Clark Collis
August 17, 2017 at 01:58 PM EDT

Sad though it is to say, there could hardly be a more timely moment than now to release a film about a modern-day civil war between the north and the south.

In the action-thriller Bushwick (out Aug. 25), militia forces from a seceding Texas invade Brooklyn, where they find themselves tangling with a character called Stupe, played by Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista.

“The premise is Texas has invaded New York City,” Bushwick producer Adam Folk told EW earlier this year, prior to the film’s premiere at Sundance. “It’s part of a larger coalition of southern states that are invading several northern states to start, essentially, a modern-day civil war. Lucy (Brittany Snow) comes out of the subway and — boom! — there’s an invasion. As she tries to survive and hide, she meets Stupe, who is now a janitor, and he reluctantly ends up helping her.”

Bushwick is directed by Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott and is written by Nick Damici and Graham Reznick. The film costars Angelic Zambrana and Jeremie Harris.

Watch the trailer for Bushwick, below and an exclusive (and at times extreme) clip, above.

RLJ Entertainment is releasing Bushwick in theaters, on VOD, and via digital HD on Aug. 25.