Wicked Ramps Up for Release of Armstrong Epic 'Takers'

CANOGA PARK, Calif.—Wicked Pictures is cranking up the hype machine for the August 23 release of director Brad Armstrong's three-hour sci-fi epic Takers starring Wicked Girl Asa Akira.

With the trailer now available to view (see it here), the studio is also offering fans a chance to win complimentary copies of the two-disc Takers DVD along with Armstrong's 2016 sci-fi megaproduction DNA starring Akira and Jessica Drake.

Takers tells a darkly satirical story inspired by the governmental war currently raging over healthcare. In the movie's dystopian milieu, the healthcare and medical insurance industries are unregulated and out of control. Costs have skyrocketed and many procedures have become "black market" operations, which has led to an epidemic of organs being literally stolen and sold. These organs are procured by a team of "Takers"—played by Akira, Ana Foxxx and Kleio Valentien—who lure men in with their beauty for nights of wild passion, but leave them finding they've become unwilling organ donors.

"This edge-of-your-seat drama mixes intense sex, intriguing storytelling and incredible acting by some of today's most talented performers," Armstrong said. "Everyone we've screened it for has been blown away by how gritty and intense the story is, especially for an 'adult' film. Takers is a must-see and will change your mind abotu what an adult movie can be."

Filling the supporting roles of Takers are Armstrong, Christiana Cinn, Sarah Vandella, Marcus London, Derrick Pierce, Ryan Driller and Xander Corvus. 

In an interesting sidenote, Akira's role in DNA as an AI sex robot apparently reflected a very specific fantasy held by a great many; Inquisitr picked up earlier this week on U.K. adult star Harriet Sugarcookie's online poll that showed Akira ranked alongside Scarlett Johansson, Emma Watson, Selena Gomez and Jessica Alba as the top five celebrity sex robots people would like to own. (Fellow triple-X star Riley Reid also placed in the top 10.)

For a chance to win copies of DNA and Takers, fans are invited to copy the SFW banner featuring Akira, Valentien and Foxxx from Wicked's Twitter page (@wickedpictures) and post it to their own, then tweet "#ImATaker" to the studio. Upon the release of Takers August 23, ten entrants will be chosen at random to receive the two movies.

For domestic sales inquiries, contact Bonnie Kail at (800) 737-7838 or bonnie@wickedpictures.com. For international sales inquiries, contact Steven Vlottes at (818) 349-3593 or mrvlottes@wickedpictures.com