Wednesday, April 23, 2014
With a new connected television series still developing, filming has officially kicked off for the first of a brand new standalone trilogy for the upcoming release of Terminator. Several original characters have already been announced in addition to a few new ones, and with franchise actor Arnold Schwarzenegger updating his fans a few times in the past several months, things are looking pretty good for Paramount as production for the new film moves forward. And for the latest sign of progress, we have a brand new set photo showing the lead futuristic cyborg in full bad-to-the-bone costume thanks to TheArnoldFans Twitter account:
Following up on the previous report regarding the latest concept image for director Derek Yee's new film, The Sword Master, Yee recently took to social media to set the record straight regarding some reported backlash over the casting of his new film. The film was finally announced last year with film auteur Tsui Hark attached as producer for a 3D rendering of the Shaw Brothers remake based on a classic novel that inspired the 1977 film, Death Duel.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The 15th annual Jeonju International Film Festival has its Korean Film Competition finalists lined-up as of last month, ahead of the two-part event set to begin between May 1 through May 10. One such selection includes Jung Byung-shik's directorial debut, Monkeys, a feature-length Korean noir action comedy satirizing the indepenednt film scene. Jung Byoung-gil, best known for helming the 2008 Korean stunt documentary, Action Boys, and the 2012 thriller, Confessions Of Murder, trades the director's chair for an acting role this time around alongside Jeon Se-jin and Kwak Jin-seok.
|Zhang Ziyi and Michelle Yeoh engage a sisterly clash of swords and will in Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000).|
Well, it's been a little over a year since it was reported that The Weinstein Company secured the rights to late Chinese author Wang Du Lu's Crane/Iron pentalogy which inspired director Ang Lee's 2000 award-winning Chinese-language wuxia epic, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Needless to say, it was a hit, and fourteen years later, the film is finally getting a sequel in the form of a prequel titled Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2: The Green Destiny.
Japan Gets A Nod From Tom Cruise In A New Extended Trailer For EDGE OF TOMORROW/ALL YOU NEED IS KILL
Following recent events at WonderCon for Doug Liman's sci-fi action epic, Edge Of Tomorrow, Warner Bros. Japan also released a version of the film's newest trailer for the Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt starrer, domestically branded by way of Hiroshi Sakurazaka's original 2004 manga publication, All You Need Is Kill. Headlining the extended trailer which you can check out at the bottom of the page, is an opening statement of thanks from Cruise to fans in Japan can expect to see their version of the film on July 4 while the film bows in North America a month earlier on June 6, as so signaled by Warner Bros. brand new poster unveiling this week:
Monday, April 21, 2014
Registration is currently closed for the Sci-Fi London 48 Hour Film Challenge and there are a few entries floating around the interwebs as the event ends on May 4. One of those entries is the latest one-off short film K & K Productions' own George and Harry Kirby called D.R.Y. which sees actor Aaron Ly in a tragic love triangle that leads to a time-bending one-on-seven epic fight to the finish.
2014 International Sports Hall Of Fame inductee Cynthia Rothrock to produce the debut martial arts movie for Traditionz Movie 1 LLC titled, The Martial Arts Kid. As such, the new Kickstarter launched on Monday for the film's funding campaign showcasing a team ready to take the next step in making this latest ambitious new martial arts family drama a reality, led by producer and director Michael Baumgarten. And based on the following premise, if you're a fan of the genre, then The Martial Arts Kid may have plenty to offer for you with this familiar set up:
It was late last year that producer and director Derek Yee was finally able to move forward on his long-awaited theatrical remake of director Chor Yuen's 1977 film, Death Duel with its former title, Third Master's Sword. This week, progress on the film's production under Bona Film Group now goes viral in the form of recent concept art for the film now named Sword Master.
Take a look:
Saturday, April 19, 2014
In 2014, get ready to shoot evil in the dick.
Soma Kusanagi may be your average miserable Smartball Parlor employee in Tokyo's Old Town, but when evil rears its ugly ass on the Japanese Metropolis, he transforms into the Gunslinging Superhero, Gun Caliber and fights against the evil organization known as "Skulldier". A group hell-bent on taking over Japan right after they finish their lunch break.