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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Get Ready For Iron Dragon TV In September!

Martial arts action cinema is currently getting another revival as of next month. Multi-faceted actress, stunt professional and media mogul Janell Smith, acting CEO of Iron Dragon Productions is leveling up this September for the launch of a new television network. The new network purports the longstanding brand she has carried since her early start in personal fitness.

KUNDO Gets A New Trailer For Its North American Theatrical Release!

Filmmaker Yoon Jong-bin set out with a specific goal in mind back in Spring of last year. With a stellar cast, great script and set pieces and an amazing action director on hand, Yoon managaed to craft an amazing Robin Hood-style action adventure story filled with some colorful characters, touching stories, a dash of humor, and a layer of some of the most epic martial arts action scenes you would be lucky to see on the big screen.

Friday, August 22, 2014

87 Eleven Presents: BEHIND EVERY GREAT MAN

It's been a remarkable year so far for the folks over at 87 Eleven Action Design. Now more than ever, they've taken to social media to showcase numerous pre-viz fight clips and short action vids for fans who love action cinema in any capacity.

Accordingly, their platform is exactly where actress and stuntwoman Heidi Moneymaker has positioned herself this week for her newest shortfilm release, Behind Every Great Man. Filmed on-location in Germany over the summer, Heidi wrote and directed, as well as provided pre-viz choreography for the new project, which was shot in the course of a rigorous schedule as everyone involved was working on a movie at the time.

Vlad Rimburg Presents: X-MEN - GAMBIT Concept Short

Producer Lauren Shuler Donner may be on the way to getting Channing Tatum on set for a new Gambit movie. However that may be, what does bring curiosity is how the character would look in a live-action setting following actor Taylor Kitsch's rendition of the classic Marvel character for the 2009 film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

AOF 2014: Z-Team Films Set To Premiere Its Debut Feature, DIE FIGHTING!

Not enough can be said about how good it is to witness something as amazing as the latest offering from our friends over at Z-Team Films. The production banner title is the latest evolution of the eponymous team French team that found its beginnings in China with Fabien Garcia, Yannick Van Dam, and brothers Lohan and Didier Buson making excellent short films for the online action fan base within the past decade.

The New Trailer For RUROUNI KENSHIN: THE LEGEND ENDS Keeps The Flames Burning!

Director Keishi Otomo's second installment of the Rurouni Kenshin franchise, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno, has had a stellar run between its film festival appearance in Montreal for Fantasia 2014, as well as in Japan where it sold over six-hundred thousand tickets on the weekend of August 1, becoming Japan's biggest weekend opener of the year.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

TeamBay Presents: GUN FIGHT PREVIZ with Stina Amedick

It's been a while since I shared any content from an indie group. Luckily the folks at TeamBay were kind enough to bring us something cool to look at in the form of a new pre-viz test fight clip featuring Stina Amedick.

Shane Black Lines Up To Direct 'Remo Williams' Reboot,THE DESTROYER

Director Guy Hamilton's 1985 mystical action caper comedy classic, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, a live action version of the mens' action novel franchise, The Destroyer, was a cult hit at the time despite mixed reviews and poor commercial performance. Nonetheless, it kept fans clammoring for a sequel, or even so much as a reboot, which was finally announced back in 2009.

New York City Set To Kick-Off The Premiere Of Martial Arts Crime Drama, BRUSH WITH DANGER

A new announcement has gone viral this week hailing the arrival of new blood for the martial arts action genre. Award-winning Indonesian martial arts and film brother/sister duo Ken Zheng and Livi Zheng have traveled the world in winning acclaim for their dynamic tournament performances within the past decade and it appears the two are now ready to hit the big screen with the forthcoming release of Livi's directorial debut, Brush With Danger, with both siblings starring.

Kevin Smith Dives Into Comic Book Movie Territory With YOGA HOSERS

It was announced back in July that actor, writer and director Kevin Smith was developing a sequel to his upcoming September 19 horror release, Tusk. The new TIFF 2014 entry contributes as a first to the True North Trilogy which will span three films rooted itself in Canadian folklore and mythology with Smith's daughter, Harley Quinn Smith, and actress Lily-Rose Depp co-starring.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hip-Hop Martial Arts Flick, BATTLE B-BOY Gets A U.S. Release!

The business of filmmaking and distribution is always a mystery, particularly regarding how long it takes for some movies to release. The good news is that eventually they do, especially if you're a fan of hip-hop and martial arts action, in which case, you're in luck!

Watch The Full Trailer For NIGHTWING: THE SERIES

If you hace been keeping up with the official Ismahawk Facebook page, you've likely had the privilege of keeping up with any and all updates pertaining to their latest epic Batman-inspired DC fan project, Nightwing: The Series. Created by lead actor and producer Danny Shepherd, and co-producer Jeremy Le, the project has taken a couple of years to evolve with the help of crowdfunding and an arduous post-production process with director Adam Zielinski at the helm.

The Body Count Rises In The New UK Trailer For ZERO TOLERANCE

It's been a little over half a year since director Wych Kaosayanada's long-awaited 2012 bilingual crime thriller, Angels, took new life as Zero Tolerance, starring Dustin Nguyen, Sahajak Boonthanikit and Gary Daniels.

MYSTIC BLADE Slices Through With A New Poster And U.S. Release

Film producer, actor, martial arts stuntman and debut director David Ismalone (Ong Bak, The Protector 2), is setting the stage for the upcoming Thai premiere of the martial arts action flick, Mystic Blade. Award-winning martial artist, mentor, actor, stuntman, producer and screenwriter Don Ferguson takes center stage as he plows a path of vengeance through the team of clandestined assassins he used to work for.

Indonesian Action Legend Willy Dozan And Son Team Up In The New Trailer For DUEL: THE LAST CHOICE

If you were an action fan living in Indonesia, or if you loved kung fu movies at any point in the last century, your life was pretty good. The genre was quite prominent back then with almost a hundred movies produced per year, and by the 1990's you were likely a hardcore fan of action star and director Willy Dozan (a.k.a. Billy Chong).