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Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Writer and director Matthew Vaughn's latest return to the big screen presents a story that we've seen played several times before. What will count though, is how fresh it will look upon delivery, and so far, watching actor Colin Firth go from his usual quieter, more romantic roles to that of an asskicking variety for the upcoming release of the UK-set action comedy adventure, Kingsman: The Secret Service isn't something I'm entirely against, just quite the opposite.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Will Yun Lee, Michelle Yeoh And Others Join The Final Season Of STRIKE BACK

Sullivan Stapleton (left) and Phillip Winchester (right) in STRIKE BACK
I don't watch a lot of television, but I love a good action series, and with Cinemax in my sights, Strike Back has always been a favorite. The show is on the way with its fourth and final season with filming resuming in Europe following a six-month hiatus due to an unspecified off-set injury back in February for series regular Sullivan Stapleton that forced the season behind its original shooting schedule.

Bryan Singer Is Confirmed To Direct X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Staring Early Next Year

Development is still up in the air for the forthcoming installment of X-Men: Apocalypse, following up filmmaker Bryan Singer's 2014 smash-hit, X-Men: Days Of Future Past. According to recent statements made by screenwriter and producer Simom Kinberg, recasting for certain roles may be a possibility depending on where the new film goes, which he also stated could follow-up the 2011 movie, X-Men: First Class.

Hell Is The Only Way Out In The New Trailer For The Wong Fei-Hung Origin Epic, RISE OF THE LEGEND!

Director Roy Chow's grand plan to reinvent once-living martial arts legend and cinematic folk hero, Wong Fei-Hung wasn't without its fair share of criticisms from purists. Of course, some of that noise died down with the teaser for said film, Rise Of The Legend back in August, giving a shiny and quite lusterful glimpse into Chow's forthcoming origin telling based on Fearless scribe Christine To's screenplay.

New Details (And Set Pics) Arise For Sammo Hung's Next Actioner, THE BODYGUARD

At some point between now and last week, action legend Sammo Hung's latest project saw a change in cast for the once-titled The Old Soldier. It had a different premise at the time, and now it seems the project is taking on a new objective with a brand new title in the form of The Bodyguard. And to top it all off, Hung is not only directing in it, he's starring in it as well!

Watch The New Music Video For NORTHMEN: A VIKING SAGA!

Swedish Viking death metal band, Amon Amarth is taking the stage this week for director Claudio Fäh's upcoming period action epic, Northmen: A Viking Saga. "Deceiver Of The Gods" is the name of their new song for the film which will get its day at the Zurich Film Festival on Saturday, September 27 before releasing in Germany next month with other dates and territories still pending.

Vengeance Brings Unforeseen Destiny In The New Trailer For Vietnamese Revenge Pic, BLIND FURY (HIỆP SĨ MÙ)

Anyone with a knack for female-led one-woman-army actioners may find themselves graced with the upcoming film, Hiệp Sĩ Mù (a.k.a. Blind Fury). The film was shot in various locales throughout Vietnam with award-winning Vietnamese American filmmaker Lưu Huỳnh in the director's chair for a story that deals in crime, drama and moral confliction, with actress Ngọc Thanh Tâm at the center of this vengeful tale of a light vs. darkness.

Take A Bite Out Of The New Trailer For SIFU VS. VAMPIRE Starring Yuen Biao!

Producer and screenwriter Wong Jing is back, returning once more to the horror genre and gearing toward the vampire niche with director Daniel Chan for Sifu VS. Vampire, formerly known as La Télé De Vampire. Promotion is starting to kick off with some online virility this week and it hints to a fair share of having a little bit of everything to incorporate with its visual grim vampiric spectacle: some drama, a little romance and comedy and some silly gags. Of course though, if you're going to put in people like incomparable Hong Kong cinema legend Yuen Biao (Knockabout, My Kingdom) and rising martial arts actor Phillip Ng (The Underdog Knight, Once Upon A Time In Shanghai), you'd better include some action in this package. Fortunately, the brand new trailer includes a handful of that as well!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

FANTASTIC FEST 2014: JOHN WICK Takes Aim In A New Poster

It has been a ridiculous weekend over in Texas where attendees at Fantastic Fest got a first look at the Chad Stahelski/David Leitch directed revenge thriller, John Wick with its main lead, Keanu Reeves in attendance. The reviews are up and about, with critics hailing it as another exciting, brutal, action-packed feature-entertainer and a clear case of what happens when the right people come together for something as amazing as what was put together from Derek Kolstad's screenplay.

[UPDATED] Chan And Hung Reunite To Recruit THE OLD SOLDIER

UPDATE: Asian Film Stike has an update via HK Top 10 following The Tracking Board's inital report 5 days ago stating Chan won't be in the film due to scheduling conflicts, and will instead star Andy Lau (Firestorm) - H/T FCSyndicate reader Terry Cheung. Stay tuned for more info.

Sammo Hung directs Jackie Chan on the set of The Medallion (2003)
Thus continuing to disprove any hint or nod to retirement, it appears that multifaceted action star Jackie Chan is looking to make another movie! According to Far East Films (via Tracking Board), Chan is boarding the new project titled The Old Soldier, reuniting with longstanding collaborator, fellow legendary action thespian and superstar Sammo Hung.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Matt Damon To Be Cast In Zhang Yimou's THE GREAT WALL

It's taken a few years to get off the ground, but the latest long-awaited project, The Great Wall, finally found a new director back in March with Going Home and Hero helmer Zhang Yimou left since The Last Samurai director Edward Zwick's departure. This month now following previous casting efforts, the project is looking to bring Matt Damon on board, according to Deadline.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Check Out This Action-Packed Oldie-But-Goodie From ABALLA STUNTS

Independent action shorts are always a nifty perk when you have internet access and a love for the genre. Unfortunately, not every gem that goes viral gets put in front of you...well at least not right away.

'Fury' Helmer David Ayer Up To Direct SUICIDE SQUAD

In the wake of shows like Fox's Gotham and the CW's Arrow and The Flash, DC Comics properties seem to be lighting up the news this month with reports of Supergirl and Titans taking over CBS and TNT respectively. Films are still in play though, so it will be interesting to see where the networks and respective showrunners take television while Hollywood dabbles with comic book story arcs on the big screen.

GARUDA 7 Brings The Action Muscle In New Promo Art

Garuda 7, Indonesia's answer to The Expendables franchise has been in development for quite some time now, and has undergone a bit of evolution in the past year. Nowadays, it appears the forthcoming production is taking shape, as indicated by the official Facebook page where a new poster can be found brandishing its current cast listing. Check it out below:

Thursday, September 18, 2014

DEADPOOL Is Confirmed For February 2016!

The infamous "merc with a mouth" otherwise known as Deadpool has been a major subject of discussion over the last several years. Having been featured in the 2009 film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine by actor Ryan Renyolds, the character went on to become the very center of its own fan-driven movement for a self-titled film to do it justice.