Wednesday, July 23, 2014
February was the last mostly anyone of us heard on the forthcoming release of director Monty Tiwa's new film, Barakati.
I don't know how excited you are about seeing what period Maori martial arts action looks like on the big screen, but I'm frickin stoked! The first official teaser arrived this week for director Toa Fraser's new film, The Dead Lands, which has earned a pretty good headstart in building up a fair amount of hype since production process began late last year.
While action fans currently await for Robert Luketic's The ExpendaBelles, The Asylum is making a push this week for the upcoming release of Mercenaries (formerly known as Prison Raid) with a new trailer.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
We're less than a month away from the forthcoming release of director Jonathan Liebesman's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon are pressing hard the week with new gems to promote the film. They've already pushed a slate of TV spots, trailers and posters - including the latest official one-sheet with all the heroes front and center, as well as an upload of the hip-hop track, "Shell Shocked" from the film's official sountrack.
My earlier experiences last year while writing for Film Combat Syndicate has led me to come across some amazing and noteworthy projects, and people as well. One such project includes former stuntman-turned-filmmaker Scott Rhodes's highly acclaimed 1960's/70's homage costumed action comedy series, The Adventures Of Super7even, which brought me to the talents of multifaceted actresses and stuntwomen, Olivia Dunkley and Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez.
Actor Sam Worthington is only a few months away from starting production in New Zealand with the rest of the accumulating cast of director James Cameron's epic Avatar saga between now and the next several years. In the meantime, the actor also has his hands full on a lesser CG-heavy action thriller which he will start shooting next year in Hungary with director Jonathan Mostow.
Director Luc Besson's latest cerebral sci-fi action thriller, Lucy is getting its day in theaters this Friday. Clearly Besson enjoyed sharing the set with actress Scarlett Johansson in the title role, and he sure shows it in the latest two B-roll clips from the set of the film now online, along with an interview clip.
Actor, stuntman, producer and writer Kimani Ray Smith's directorial debut, Evil Feed, made a killing with many a headline last year upon its circulation throughout the Toronto film scene. The film does have its share of mixed reviews no doubt, but rest assured fans of relentless, unapologetic Grindhouse cinema are presented plenty to look forward to in this darkly comedic, hard-hitting, face-ripping, blood-gushing, meat-grinding, exploitative, with fight choreography by co-writer and producer Aaron Au and co-star Fraser Aitcheson.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Quite a bit of time has passed with a lot of things happening in the world of film since the official announcement confirmed the forthcoming production of the new Kickboxer reboot from Radar Pictures back in May. While things appear to be moving forward in their tentative state, the film has already begun showing some areas of promise with Tai Chi 0 and Tai Chi Hero helmer Stephen Fung on board to direct, the new film which centers on the reintroduction of protagonist, Kurt Sloan, who sets out to Thailand and finds himself on an epic quest to avenge the death of his champion brother, David, at the hands of the brutal killer Tong Po.
Paramount Pictures already has multitudes of character posters, as well as a few international posters floating around online for director Jonathan Liebesman's upcoming film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This week though, we finally get a brand new one-sheet featuring all four main characters which you can now check out below, courtesy of ComingSoon.net.
Director Patrick Hughes's latest push for younger audiences of action film fans will take place at this year's San Diego Comic Con, and to help set things off, Moviefone, MTV, Empire and Yahoo! have all put in their exclusive debuts of the new Warhol-style character posters which you can now check out below.
I haven't done much on director James Gunn's upcoming release of Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy. This film is pretty much selling itself at this point with all of the extended trailers, clips and character posters that have already gone viral in the past month and is sure to be a hit a upon release.
Eric Jacobus is stuck in a time loop fighting to claim his beard back from his greatest opponent yet in the new short, Beard Off. The short got an early cast and screw screening just after he and his team wrapped Rope-A-Dope 2 last week and is now available online.