Saturday, March 8, 2014
Close Range. Adkins discussed the film among a list others and a few select topics in an interview with The Action Elite which aired on Saturday, describing the film as a "modern Western" crossover between films such as Die Hard and The Raid, in which he plays "Colton MacReady", a man left vulnerable by a corrupt sheriff and his men while cornered in his own ranch and forced to protect his family from a blood-thirsty drug cartel after rescuing his niece from their capture.
So what happens when you're a member of the Fun Police and you mess with Freddie Wong? Well, you get 'Dominated', as so happens in the latest skit from folks over at Rocketjump, Arcade Dominator. Filmed on location in one of California's Round One Bowling & Amusement locations, the new short, inspired by Sucker Punch Productions and their latest game, inFAMOUS: Second Son, continues Wong's latest endeavors as a leading content creator best known for his knack for spectacular collaborations and visual eye candy for fans who collectively enjoy their fair share of action cinema and gaming culture.
Friday, March 7, 2014
A trailer is yet to be shown publicly for the upcoming serial release of actor and director Joey Ansah's latest experiment in live-action fighting game feature-length series, Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist as the business of getting things together for a proper distribution platform rolls on ahead of a much-needed air date. However, on Friday, the official Facebook decided to give fans a glimpse into the score to be used in the series by Patrick Gill and Bolo Music UK, sampling two tracks - Three Days Three Nights, and an electric guitar-infused variation on Ken's Theme that differs from the one introduced in Ansah's 2010 breakout concept pitch, Street Fighter Legacy. Naturally, it brings curiousity as to what the track for the series will deliver for the character Ryu in the same comparison. Of course, we'll just have to wait and see before then.
Also, the official Facebook page has offered a six minute B-Roll with speaking segments from Ansah and other cast and crew, along with other explosive behind-the-scenes shots of the action that awaits!
It was two years ago that a small group of Taekwondo students in Singapore became friends, each with unique, collective interests ranging from classic Jackie Chan and Hong Kong action films, to the visual stylings of filmmakers like Freddie Wong and trendsetters like traceur David Belle. Two years later, Joseph Chai, Kent Lee Joon and Hazlan Shah have established themselves as one of Singapore's most active independent action film groups with their YouTube platform, JKHH Films, a place where they can showcase some of their on-set comedic antics accompanied by a comprehensive and growing understanding of fight choreography and stuntwork.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Wednesday, breaking news reported that actress Julie Estelle, co-star of Gareth Evans' The Raid 2 was confirmed to appear in director Timo Tjahjanto's latest crime thriller, The Night Comes For Us, currently featuring lead actor Joe Taslim and actor Yayan Ruhian. Following that report, Tjahjanto spoke on-record to Twitchfilm writer Andrew Mack about the status of Estelle's preparation for the role:
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Digital and VFX film professional Lloyd Lee Barnett carries quite an extensive and impressive list of credits on TV shows and several notable blockbusters, including The Mummy Returns, Underworld: Evolution, Speed Racer and Avatar; It stretches longer of course, but now it appears Barnett is also applying his skillset to the business end of the director's chair for his second directorial effort, Ninja Apocalypse.
Director Mamat Khalid's latest post-apocalyptic martial arts gangster thriller, Apokalips X took a while to get things going. A few promo teasers over the last few years have gained the film's fair bit of attention as post-production went on, followed by its further marketing push unveiled late last year in the form of an English-dubbed sales trailer.
After months of post-production accompanied by promotional photos, interviews and trailers unveiled throughout last year, the final trailer has arrived for director Helfi Kardit's latest epic production from Skylar Pictures, Guardian. The film features Dominique Diyose and Belinda Camesi as a mother/daughter duo reluctantly forced to face their past when a notorious criminal shows up at their doorstep with a small army.
Indonesia, New York, Los Angeles, and Sydney scheduled for early screenings of writer and director Gareth Evans' new film, The Raid 2, and The Expendables 3 helmer Patrick Hughes officially signed to reboot the first of both films with Evans executive producing with XYZ Films, and original stars Iko Uwais and Yayan Ruhian on board to direct the brutal signature fights. While all of this is happening, the producers over at XYZ Films and Merantau Films are also busy preparing to shoot this Spring for Killers co-director Timo Tjahjanto's new Indonesian action crime thriller, The Night Comes For Us, which, so far, has seen its fair share of teaser photos highlighting notable efforts in fight choreography courtesy by Evans and Uwais in previous reports.