Originally to be directed by William Friedkin and star Nicolas Cage, production problems forced Cage and Friedkin to leave. In late February of 2015, John Travolta was in talks for the lead.
When Christopher Meloni was interviewed about this movie, his response was, "I gave a good three minutes..."
The film's tag line, "I lay my vengeance upon them," is a direct reference to a line frequently spoken by Samuel L. Jackson IN "Pulp Fiction" in which Travolta co-starred.
The nightclub action sequence was filmed at Axis Nightclub, a popular gay nightclub in Columbus, Ohio.
Nicolas Cage was originally set to play the lead role, but dropped out due the several shooting delays. John Travolta replaced him.
The film's tag line, "I lay my vengeance upon them," is a direct reference to a line from the bible, Ezekiel 25:17: "And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them."
Being filmed in a small upper class suburb of Columbus, called Bexley, OH, hometown of actor Josh Radnor (Ted Mosby) of How I Met Your Mother.