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Actress SHARNI VINSON Wants To Be 'Next' To Play 'Lara Croft' And 'Elektra'!
Comic Book Movie shared inteview this week featured on YouTube channel Flicks And The City featuring statements from Australian actress Sharni Vinson who is currently out promoting her new horror film, You're Next. Sharni's most notable credits include the 2011 surf drama, Blue Crush 2 and Jon M. Chu's 3D dance extravaganza, Step Up 3D with actor Rick Malambri.
In the interview, Vinson discusses her role in the upcoming film, and expresses her preference roles that are just as physically challenging. With this, she also indicates her intetest in starring in the upcoming Lara Croft: Tomb Raider reboot, and namely announcing her hopes for a superheroine film casting her as Elektra in the likely 2018 release of Marvel's The Avengers 3. The latter role was previously played by actress Jennifer Garner in Daredevil (2003) and Elektra (2005).
MGM previously announced their partnership with GKFilms development of the Tomb Raider reboot back in March, with GK Films founder Graham King producing. GK Films initially acquired the rights from Square Enix back in 2011. As far as Elektra goes, nothing has been reported on it other than previous talk of a Daredevil that is still up in the air, but with Joe Carnahan no longer attached. Whatever happens though, Vinson definitely has the image to carry both characters, as well as the physicality. And I certainly hope she gets either role or even both.
You're Next releases this Friday, August 23, 2013, starring Vinson along with Joe Swanberg, A.J. Bowen, Nicholas Tucci and Barbara Crampton. The Adam Wingard-directed film is based on a script by Simon Barrett about a family reunion that turns into a bloodbath when a gang of masked axe-murderers invades the home, unsuspecting that one of their potential victims will fight back.
Previous screenings have already earned the film rave reviews. Check out the trailer below or click HERE if it fails to load.
QUESTION: Which role would you like to see Sharni Vinson play in an action movie? Comment below or on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.
EXCLUSIVE: Japanese action star, actor Tak Sakaguchi will share the floor as a guest panelist among other headliners for this year's sophomore entry of the Iron DragonTV ActionFest. Submissions are now underway for the upcoming event which will be held at the Galaxy Highland 10 Theater in Austin, Texas from August 10 through 12.
The humble Ishikawa native is a naturally well-known fan favorite credited for such films as Battlefield Baseball, Versus, Alive, Samurai School, Yakuza Weapon and Sono Sion's Why Don't You Play In Hell? to name a few. His latest action-packed starring role now sees him carving and beating armies of villains to a pulp for longtime friend and film partner Shimomura Yuji's second directing effort, Re:Born, which has since been subject to a raft of critical praise from the festival circuit since last year.
Obligatory rules for IDTV Action Fest submissions and entries therein are listed in detail for attendees and local genre fans and cinephiles a…
An exasperating wait, no less, for folks like myself who live in the U.S.. Still, it's nice to know that a Blu-Ray/Digital HD release of the new tournament martial arts thriller, Boyka: Undisputed, is well on its way with an August release, while it's even nicer to know that the film's star, actor and martial artist Scott Adkins wants to do a fifth.
He says so at around the 11:40 mark in his latest interview now online following his recent appearance at MCM Expo in London this week to discuss the role and the film as a whole - And not for nothing either as he continues to pound away at fans who enjoy his movies, but insist on stealing them online which will otherwise kill any chance of the film happening before 2030 if we're lucky (my words, not his).
Adkins also shares several new images from his latest, Accident Man, and some gems on Michael Cuesta's American Assassin, working with Tony Jaa on the recently-wrapped ensemble action thriller, Triple Threat, and muc…
There is a LOT to sift through this week with the Hit List. I almost thought I wouldn't be able to make it because of all the content and information I managed to come across but I think I accomplished a little something-something!
As always, it's another round of energizing stunt, training and performance reels by some of today's amazing creatives and up-and-coming professionals. John Soares was a terrific find for me in the last few years with the long-awaited release of feature steampunk sci-fi, The Danger Element. He starts off the week followed by cosplayer and actress Erin Haus who has certainly earned a rightful place in the Hit List a few times in recent history, and you're more than welcome to look her up online as Hausplay when you get to it.
Rounding out the playlist are Timothy Parsons, Ruben Maldonado and Romanian stunt sibs Daniel and Adrian Bondor, with Aline Mayne,Walter Dodson, John Gilbert, Kate Angus, Marques Archie, Timothy Eulich, David Miller, She…