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CREATIVE'S CREED: An Interview With Adam Brashaw

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Having extensively covered Universal Pictures's famed Fast franchise, this week's latest bit of coverage has to be the closest I've come. It's primarily attributed to the forthcoming live show which kicks off in London in January and obviously with a film saga so action packed, of course it's going to need a crew of some very talented stunt performers to take to task the very feats attendees can expect.

For this, it is with great pleasure to have been able to share an auspicious chat with Adam Brashaw, someone whose work thusfar in stunts, film and television have been all but impressive. He's only appeared in The Hit List a few times having done three shortfilms (two of which I have seen), and you need only to see the results for yourself apart from his exceptional work reel just above.

Brashaw is going nine years strong in his field with multiple credits to his name, including at least one upcoming film project which he discusses a bit about later in this in…

BLACK PANTHER: Witness The Start Of Marvel's Latest Revolution In The Second Trailer

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Taika Watiti's Thor: Ragnarok is still a few weeks out from its release and Marvel is getting its feet dug in amply with its current campaign for Ryan Coogler's offering, Black Panther. The second official trailer has arrived well and steady for a glimpse into the looming insurrection that awaits our protagonist and his forged alliances, and of course a meaty serving of some feisty cat spectacle.
After the events of Marvel's Captain America: Civil War, King T'Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakanadan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war. Chadwick Boseman leads the cast in his titula…

THE NEW MUTANTS Battle Introspective Terror In The First Trailer

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The future of the X-Men franchise at Fox is about to get darker with the next installation, The New Mutants. Tonally seperate from its action-packed predecessors, the differing tone on this one is pretty clear and looks well-abled for the task of carrying the torch in its own feasible and cool way.

We have Maise Williams, Charlie Heaton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Henry Zaga and Blu Hunt fronting the cast of principals along with Alice Braga headlining a story of five gifted children forced to fight and confront their abilities and save themselves from the inner walls of a facility where they are being held against their will. Boone wrote the script with Knate Lee and a release date is in tow for April 18.

Check it out.


Gore Verbinski's GAMBIT To Show Its Hand On Valentines Day, 2019

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Trade news sources are finally confirming the initial basics of what's what with the long-vegetating Gambit live-action adaptation set up at 20th Century Fox. With Channing Tatum already set up to star for director Gore Verbinski following recent reports, Marvel fans can check back in on Valentines Day - February 14, 2019 to catch the faved X-Men character on the big screen.
Gambit was created by Jim Lee and Chris Clairemont and unveiled in X-Men comic book universe beginning in 1990, sporting a cajun accent with impeccable charm and the ability to charge most objects with kinetic energy, rendering them explosive. Tatum has long been in the running to star, and much to the delight of executives at Fox, including Lauren Shuler Donner who has produced all of the studio's Marvel X-Men movies so far, including Jackman's final Wolverine performance this year in Logan in addition to upcoming entries, X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants to name a few.
Josh Zetumer's scrip…

SWEET VIRGINA: Inner Demons And Dead Bodies Set The Chilling Tone In The Official Trailer

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Recent events may have temporarily thrown actor Jon Bernthal's push for upcoming Netflix series, The Punisher, into a bit of a quiet spell. Surely, it isn't slowing down progress on other matters of film and we can thank the current run of reviews and press online since the Tribeca premiere of Jamie M. Dagg's new movie, Sweet Virginia.
A mysterious stranger sends shockwaves through a close-knit community in this nerve-jangling slice of raw suspense. In the wake of a triple murder that leaves the residents of a remote Alaskan outpost on edge, tightly wound drifter Elwood (Christopher Abbott) checks into a motel run by Sam (Jon Bernthal), a former rodeo champion whose imposing physical presence conceals a troubled soul. Bound together by their outsider status, the two men strike up an uneasy friendship—a dangerous association that will set off a new wave of violence and unleash Sam’s darkest demons. Driven by tour de force performances from Christopher Abbott and Jon Berntha…

Sci-Fi Digital Series STARGATE: ORIGINS Emerges With Its Cast

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MGM's Stargate franchise has certainly endured over the years, spawning multiple feature films and television shows since 1994. We last heard of efforts toward a trilogy reboot in 2014 with Roland Emmerich back in the director's chair and thus, those plans were shelved indefinitely last year.
That hasn't stopped progress though and as it stands, a new digital series aims to live on the fandom with Stargate Origins. Mercedes Bryce Morgan (Virtual Morality) is directing from a script by Mark Ilvedson and Justin Michael Terry that sees actress Ellie Gall (A Midsummer’s Nightmare, Mind Over Maddie) reviving the role of Catherine Langford as she embarks on an unexpected adventure to unlock the mystery of what lies beyond Stargate in order to protect Earth from unimaginable darkness.
The role of Catherine Langford was introduced in the first film as the civilian leader of the Stargate project. Late actress Viveca Lindfors portrayed the character in the 1994 film accompanied by …

Gal Gadot In Talks To Join WWII Revenge Thriller, RUIN

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If you're in the market for a period revenge thriller akin to the work of Tarantino and Ayer, Marc Butan’s MadRiver Pictures may have something to suit your needs. Ruin is the name of the project and the word is that Gal Gadot is circling the project to begin filming early next year with Assassin's Creed and MacBeth helmer Justin Kurzel directing.
Scripted by Matthew & Ryan Firpo, Ruin is in the vein of Inglorious Basterds and Fury, a gritty period revenge-thriller. A nameless ex-Nazi captain navigates the ruins of post-WWII Germany. Determined to atone for his crimes during the war, he hunts down the surviving members of his former SS Death Squad. I can only wonder what Gadot will play in all this next to the actor to be announced per the logline above.

The frontwoman of next month's Justice League will also film the upcoming sequel to this year's hit superhero thriller, Wonder Woman, next summer. (Deadline)

ESPIONAGE TONIGHT Trailer: Love Your Country Or Die In The Official Trailer!

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Rob Gordon Bralver is tapping into a world of crazy for his directorial debut and indeed, there is an air of eeriness to the reality show nature of the narrative we're being offered. Bravler is tackling it all for his new film, Espionage Tonight, one that invites moviegoers to a grimey, off-road, fully-loaded adventure ripe and exploding heads and jingoism covered in more red than white or blue. IN A TIME OF WIDESPREAD DISILLUSIONMENT AND DISTRUST OF OUR GOVERNMENT, A REALITY TV SHOW ABOUT SPIES IS CREATED TO WIN BACK THE FAITH OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC.Audiences go undercover on missions around the globe and see real world effects from the narrative the showrunners create. As the first season unfolds, we wonder – how much is real and how much is propaganda? Our charismatic host leads us down the rabbit hole and it becomes impossible to distinguish fact from fiction as the lines blur between reality, television, and movies in an age when everything is on camera. Joe Hursley, Greg Dav…

Cinemax's New Martial Arts Series Drama, WARRIOR, Sets Its Cast!

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Among many of the film, TV and independent projects I've followed up on, one stood out as something worth following in its early days as I had known of the folks working on its action for its director, Charlie Dennis. Fast forward three Winters later and we were introduced to the world of gritty martial arts short, Deep Pan Fury, with UK actor Andrew Koji, whose extensive TV and film acting and stunt credits include 2007 Muay Thai flick, Fighting Beat, Justin Lin's Furious 6 and as the voice of Hien in Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood.

Conclusively, I couldn't be more proud of Koji this week, and that brings us to the longstanding developments of Cinemax's upcoming ten-episode martial arts drama, Warrior which is set to go before cameras in South Africa on October 22. Netflix series Fauda helmer Assaf Bernstein is directing from a script by Banshee creator Jonathan Tropper, in turn inspired by the unproduced work of late martial artist multihyphenate, entertainer and fil…

Dante Lam's OPERATION RED SEA Hails A Mighty Battlefront In The First Trailer

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Legendary director Dante Lam's Operation Mekong follow-up, Operation Red Sea, still doesn't have a release date. However, we now have a full trailer courtesy of Emperor Motion Pictures which all but guarantees its place among the pantheon of recent patriotic Chinese actioners. The Jiaolong Assault Team, one of the special forces of the world’s largest military force, People’s Liberation Army, is given a potentially fatal assignment, leading a small eight-man unit to evacuate Chinese residents from a North African republic in the throes of a coup d’état.The squad strategically makes a two-pronged rescue attempt but is tragically ambushed, resulting in heavy casualties. At the same time, the terrorist leader manages to steal the incriminating evidence against him along with essential material for the manufacture of nuclear arms. The Jiaolong Assault Team is fully aware of the importance of ensuring such material is forever removed from the terrorists’ hands.
Operation Mekong was a…