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
|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.
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.
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.
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!
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)
Sunday, September 21, 2014
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.
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.
|Sammo Hung directs Jackie Chan on the set of The Medallion (2003)|
Saturday, September 20, 2014
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
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, 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
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.