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PILGRIMAGE: Jon Bernthal Reveals Battle Scars In The Official Poster

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Brendan Muldowney's new film, Pilgrimage, is poised for a limited theatrical, VoD and Digital HD release on August 11. Following its Tribeca premiere back in March, we now have a first look at the film's official poster which you can view below. Leaving his Irish monastery for the first time, a young novice (Holland) departs with a devoted group of monks and a mysterious former Crusader (Bernthal) as they attempt to transport a holy relic to Rome. Threatened at every turn by savage tribes, traitorous Norman soldiers and those that seek the power they believe the relic holds, the young man finds surprising courage while faced with deadly challenges that will push his body, mind and spirit to the breaking point.Richard Armitage, Tom Holland and Jon Bernthal star along with John Lynch and Stanley Weber. Check out the poster immediately below as well as a set of images all courtesy of RLJ by way of Collider.


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Watch The Trailer For Yuhe Li's Crime Comedy, ABSURD ACCIDENT

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Taking on some of today's bizzare headlines, director Yuhe Li chose the route of a black comedy as the template for his debut film, Absurd Accident. Having now garnered festival nominations from Shanghai and Macau, the film is now poised for more locations during its limited North American run as of May, as well as a spot in Brooklyn, New York's Asian American International Film Festival which kicks off from July 26 through August 5. Bouncing with nail-biting suspense and ingenious humor, young Chinese filmmaker Li Yuhe's feature debut portrays a puzzling crime happened in a rural small town, where greed, lust and wit battle it out in one night. It all starts from a sexually impotent motel owner hiring a pro to murder his cheating wife. Everything goes exactly as planned, until two blind daters, a robber, a policeman and a strange dead body unexpectedly arrive.Absurd Accident is executive produced by Derek Yee with a cast that enlists Xixu Chen, Ye Gao, Suxi Ren, Bo Dong a…

EIFF 2017 Entry, ELITE FORCE: OPERATION MEKONG, Heads To UK DVD And VOD This July

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After partaking in the current line-up at the Edinburgh International Film Festival through next month, CineAsia will be accomodating the UK home releases of Dante Lam's award-winning action thriller, Elite Force: Operation Mekong. The film is one of China's highest all-time grossers of 2016 and is soon to be followed up by Lam's upcoming Hong Kong thriller, Operation Red Sea which opens later this year. Following a sudden international crisis when Chinese commercial vessels are ambushed on the Mekong River, an elite team of narcotic officers are dispatched to the Golden Triangle region, on evidence the attack resulted from a notorious drug cartel operating in the area. Led by Captain Gao Gang (Zhang Hanyu), who partners with intelligence officer and undercover specialist Fang Xinwu (Eddie Peng), this team embarks on a death-defying mission to bring the ultimate takedown of a ruthless drug lord. With ferocious action direction from Tung Wai (Bodyguards and Assassins, Savin…

BOYKA: UNDISPUTED 4 Comes Home On August 1

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Todor Chapkanov is the last person I think anyone would have expected to be attached to any of the Undisputed films following up from director Isaac Florentine's work in recent memory. That being said, the trailers that have been circling online and early reviews of the new movie, Boyka: Undisputed 4, have been nothing short of approving following its out-of-phase release in Sweden and subsequent release in France this year. Well, North America is next on the rollout front and we have a brief new trailer from Universal Pictures to mark the occassion. The high-octane action series Undisputed is back with BOYKA: UNDISPUTED 4. Scott Adkins is Boyka, the most complete fighter in the world, a man looking for his shot to fight for a championship belt. After he accidentally kills an opponent in the ring, Boyka reaches out to the fallen opponent's wife. But when the wife gets kidnapped by a crime kingpin, Boyka must take on a series of dangerous opponents in the ring to keep her from …

Doug Liman To Helm Action Sci-Fi Drama Pilot, IMPULSE, For YouTube Red

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Newly launched SVoD service YouTube Red is bringing Jumper to the small screen. For this, we turn to brewing developments of the new sci-action drama series, Impulse, based on the third book in Steven Gould's Jumper novel series as YouTube Red looks to ramp up its line of programming, including sci-fi drama Lifeline from producer by Dwayne Johnson and Studio71, gaming comedy Good Game from producer Dan Harmon, and a Step Up reboot.
Impulse will have its 2018 premiere on YouTube Red ahead of a series order with The Wall and Edge Of Tomorrow (a.k.a. Live.Die.Repeat.) helmer Doug Liman directing and executive producing. The hour long gender-bending pilot from Universal Cable Productions and studio-based Hypnotic is the first UCP series for YouTube, telling of Henry, a rebellious 16-year-old girl whose oddball standing from her peers often leaves her longing to venture away from her small town life. She eventually discovers she has the extraordinary ability to teleport.
Maddie Hasson …

GINTAMA Gets An International Trailer Ahead Of Its Singapore Release

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Fukuda Yuichi's live-action adaptation, Gintama, is primed for a July 14 theatrical release in Japan with a world premiere in tow at this year's Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal. It also helps that Encore Films will be releasing the film theatrically on August 3 and for this, we now have an English-subbed international version of the film's first official trailer to bring further context for non-fluent types.
From beetle hunting to the search for the world’s deadliest sword… Who said life as a yorozuya is easy?After the aliens invaded and conquered Edo Japan, a prohibition on swords is established and the samurai are treated with disdain. Gintoki Sakata (Shun Oguri), a former samurai once feared as the “White Demon” in battle, now operates an odd jobs house with his friends Shinpachi Shimura (Masaki Suda) and Kagura (Kanna Hashimoto). One day, Gintoki receives a job request from a swordsmith to find a cursed sword known as the Benizakura. During his search,…

THE HIT LIST: June 26, 2017

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Well guys, my hiatus was a brief but fair one. It was a necessary breather to help recoup from the workload and best part about all this is that people are still creating!

So yeah, that's a nice thing to come back to. That's what The Hit List is for and I've found (and have also been sent) some GREAT stuff to share this week. It's also a lot to unpack so without further ado, the stunt reels are up first as always and we begin with Amy Sturdivant's most recent Vimeo upload. I meant to share hers before going on break but YouTube parameters were a factor and Vimeo was the only option left. So, better late than never, and with a demo reel as substantive as this being all the more reason worth sharing.
Following that is a playlist ripe with awesome stunt and action demos by Francis Limoges, Drew Reade, Gaby Rodriguez, Jennifer Badger, Gene Freeman, David Van Tassell, Domenica Rossi, Brytni Lavender, and stunt/fight coordinator reels by Airon Armstrong and Roberto Lopez

THE ACCOUNTANT Calculates Sequel Prospects At Warner Bros.

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Warner Bros. is reportedly advancing director Gavin O'Connor's latest action drama, The Accountant, with a sequel. O'Connor along with screenwriter Bill Dubuque and starring actor Ben Affleck are at the table in talks as well as producers Lynette Howell Taylor and Mark Williams for a continuation of the intial film that could see the return of actor Jon Bernthal.
The first film saw Affleck in title character, Christian, an autistic from childhood who is subsequently acclimated to his father's miltary and psychological training and grows up as a mathematical prodigy. Operating nimbly under the watchful eye of the governement as a forensic accountant for criminals, his latest assignment at a Robotics firm leads to a series of deadly twists that eventually put him face to face in a violent reunion with his long lost brother, Braxton, played by Bernthal.
The Accountant grossed just over $155 million dollars for its release last Fall. Affleck's next stint for Warner Bro…

Tom Paton's BLACK SITE Casts Its Heroine And Supervillain

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Production is already underway for Pandorica helmer Tom Paton's third feature film, Black Site. For this, news of actor Mike Beckingham's casting now precedes this week's breaking news of its official casting of actress Samantha Schnitzler (TV series 50 Ways To Kill Your Lover!, upcoming feature film Darkness Wakes)

Black Site hails from AirPick Pictures and Tom Paton Film and is described as a mix of elements from The Raid and the vision of H.P. Lovecraft. Schnitzler, who shares stunt credits on Scott Derrickson's Marvel adaptation, Doctor Strange, will play the film's central protaginist, Ren Reid, a member of an organization known as Artemis which detains and deports rogue members of a species known as Elder Gods.
The film sets itself twenty years after the murder of Reid's parents, wherein Artemis finally captures Erebus, the Elder God responsible only to face a new threat when its worshippers attempt to free their deity from captivity. With the facility o…

Marvel's THE INHUMANS Presents A New IMAX Poster, Affirms TV Premiere Date

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September will be one of at least two Fall bookmarks for moviegoers and TV viewers keeping up with all things Marvel. For those explicitly following Marvel's The Inhumans however, the ABC television series has been officially slated to air two back-to-back episodes on September 29 between 8:00pm and 10:00pm EST. Marvel’s Inhumans explores the never-before-told epic adventure of the royal family including Black Bolt, played by Anson Mount, the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city. After the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they barely escape to Hawaii where they are greeted with surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them. Now they must find a way to reunite with each other and return to their home before their way of life is destroyed forever. (Deadline) The announcement comes following a slow spate of updates for the latest succession Marvel's thir…