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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Comes Home This November And December!

Love it or hate it, the Michael Bay produced live-action hybrid martial arts spectacle, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is getting a sequel with the possible inclusion of a few extra characters from the franchise. Such characters may (or may not) include urban vigilante Casey Jones, or Dimension X creatures Bebop and Rocksteady; It's pretty early, so details are scant. However, Bay is returning with his creative team to put together the new film with no official word yet on whether or not Jonathan Liebesman will return to direct for its June 3, 2016 date.

RUSH HOUR To Be Adapted Into Television Action Series


A lot of time has been spent going back and forth with the prospects of a fourth addition to the current Rush Hour trilogy. Quite frankly it's confusing, but it looks like Warner Bros. is ready to take the franchise in a new direction with the production of a new one-hour action series, according to Deadline.

Bryan Sloyer Presents: GREG POLJACIK vs. AMY STURDIVANT


You gotta love a little scenario-driven dialogue when seeing these practice fights from the indepenent online action scene. Indie action director, stuntman and FMA purveyor filmmaker Bryan Sloyer has adapted this to his formula for content creation on his own YouTube channel this week in a new video with performances by Greg Poljacik and Amy Sturdivant, and it's worth checking out for the few minutes it lasts. So, kindly do so, and subscribe to Sloyer's channel in the embed below!

A Third Poster And New Trailer Have Arrived For JOHN WICK!


Upon launching a new Reddit AMA on Tuesday, directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch shared a new poster for the upcoming release of their debut action thriller, John Wick. The film is already picking up a ton of steam among the fans with stellar reviews online following its premiere at Fantastic Fest, and its trailer launch a few weeks ago.

The New Trailer For TAK3N Promises A Little Less Of The Same And A Lot More!


Just when former C.I.A. agent Bryan Mills thought his old life over, he is forced back into the field. It's a familiar plot as he's faced this twice in the first two installment of the Liam Neeson led action-packed Taken trilogy dealing with rescuing his wife and daughter from international criminals and dealing with corrupt cops on one level or another.

Luke Evans Tests His Limits In A New Clip From DRACULA UNTOLD


Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures are currently gearing up for a multiterritorial slate of international releases for its upcoming action horror epic, Dracula Untold, and several pics, clips and featurettes are already making the rounds. The film, directed by Gary Shore, is another installation in origin storytelling which focuses on the ancient tale of the notorious Vlad The Impaler and his quest for ultimate power against an enemy threatening his people, and his family.

Monday, September 29, 2014

[UPDATED] CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON: THE GREEN LEGEND Set For IMAX/Netflix Release, Date Confirmed

*A previous version of this article did not include the new pictures until 5:56am EST

Michelle Yeoh (left) and Zhang Ziyi (right) in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Well, this is new indeed. The news is just breaking at the moment, but apparently director Yuen Woo Ping's latest return to the Iron/Crane universe with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2: The Green Legend may not be distributed in regular 2D theaters. Instead, the film will be making its official groundbreaking day-and-date debut on IMAX screens and on Netflix on August 28, 2015. The film will be the first original movie to stream from Netflix in a new deal with The Weinstein Company as per the growing business relationship between the two companies for first-run film content and other programs.

Vincent Zhao Returns In The New Trailer For Upcoming Crime Drama, THE BOUNDARY

Actor Vincent Zhao is someone Asian action fans rarely ever hear from nowadays, but it is always good to see him staying busy, far away from previous drama. Soon, the marital arts action star will be seen in actor Wu Jing's directorial debut, Wolf War, but not before ending the year with another riveting new crime drama that looks as hard-hitting as ever.

Lend A Hand And Help Fund The Action Horror Short, NO TOUCHING!

No one really knows the extent to how any particular crowdfunding film project will turn out long after its funds are earned and the project is complete. However, if you know who actresses and stuntwomen Zoƫ Bell (Death Proof, Raze) and Heidi Moneymaker (Fast And Furious 7, Behind Every Great Man) are, you may be up for less skepticism than you think with their latest collaborative kick-ass action horror short film endeavor, No Touching.

Deathstroke Strikes In Episode 1 Of NIGHTWING: THE SERIES


If DC Comics properties are more your speed and you're in need of a buzz between episodes of the new hit series, Gotham, look no further than Monday's launch of the new five-episode only, Nightwing: The Series. Directed by Adam Zielinski, creator, producer and lead actor Danny Sheperd channels his latest performance as the title role as he begins inching his way toward the cruel misgivings of the notorious assassin, Deathstroke.

87 Eleven And LBP Stunts Chicago Present: TRAINING DAY

From L to R: Jeremy Marinas, Jimmy Chhiu and Brendon Huor
If there's anything that virtually anyone can ask at this point, it is that actor, stuntman, filmmaker and longstanding online action frontiersman Emmanuel Manzanares keeps on doing what he's doing. He's one of the best content creators working today humbly walking the line between Hollywood stuntwork, and directing his own independent projects, whilst networking and collaborating with some of the most talented professionals in his field. And this week, Manzanares continues to exemplifies this in his newest collaboration with 87 Eleven Action Design for Monday's test fight short release, Training Day.

Sammo Hung's THE BODYGUARD Wraps Filming

Sammo Hung (center row) stands with wife Joyce Godenzi (right of Sammo, second from far right) on the set of THE BODYGUARD (2015)
Hong Kong action cinema legend and film stalwart Sammo Hung is has seen his share of highs and lows when it came to his own personal health in recent years. Nevertheless, he remains as tenacious as ever in filmmaking, whether it is acting, applying his signature choreography, or directing.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Everyone Is Packing In The Latest Trailer For Malay Action Comedy, KAKI KITAI


I can't speak fully on behalf of the musings of Malay actors and how they fare since I don't live in the country. However, you have to at least give credit where credit is due, and the most recent trailer for director Mohd Azaromi Ghozali's upcoming Malay action comedy, Kaki Kitai, certainly looks like it deserves its fair share. Sure, its layers of silliness are there, but I'm privy to believe this won't be anything to complain about.

LONDON HAS FALLEN May Have Found A New Director


It was back in August that Charlie Countryman helmer Fredrik Bond was slated to direct actor Gerard Butler in London Has Fallen, the forthcoming action sequel to last year's hit, Olympus Has Fallen. Since then, Bond reportedly bailed on the project over a week ago, leaving the production six weeks to find a director.

Catch The Intense New Teaser For Malay Action Drama, ANAK JANTAN (THE SON)

It's a classic case of what happens when a man on the verge of changing his life is hindered by the demons of his past. This, coupled with the usual splash of hard-hitting action and drama and you get the latest effort from director Faizal A. Rahsid in Anak Jantan (The Son).