A site dedicated to discussing a variety of action & martial arts film entertainment, and part time contributor to The Action Elite. The written and expressive work of the author(s) of Film Combat Syndicate is/are protected by Copyright Law. To send us scoops or share your inquiries, email us at email@example.com.
Subscribe to this blog
Follow by Email
[UPDATED] Get A Behind-The-Scenes Look At ONCE UPON A TIME IN VIETNAM!
Actor/director Dustin Nguyen's upcoming film, Once Upon A Time In Vietnam (a.k.a Lua Phat) is in full promotional mode, as per the release of a TV spot from July, along with several new character posters, public exhibitions of art and propwork from the film, and a recent Dep Magazine photoshoot with actress Veronica Ngo. And with the film's full theatrical release in Vietnam on August 22, BHD is not done making the next two weeks count.
In addition to an upcoming music video, fans and followers of the movie now have an in-depth glimpse with behind-the-scenes footage the film's production. In the footage, shot and directed by documentarians Danny Do and Lee Mason, you will get to meet several key members of the multilingual crew, and witness Dustin's on-set confessions, laughs, and injuries he endured while filming key scenes, in addition to learning about his close working relationship and friendship with Hollywood actor and co-star Roger Yuan. You will also hear from co-star and action director Bui Van Hai, director of photograhy Wych Kaosayananda(Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever), key costume designer Bao Tranchi, and several other key members on the set of the multi-lingual crew through this newly released 2-part summary of the production process.
Check it all out below, and for more information about the film, click HERE.
Lua Phat: Behind The Scenes - Part 1
Lua Phat: Behind The Scenes - Part 2
(This article was updated on 8/22-23/13 for content.)
Currently stemming from Florida's independent film scene is Victor Rios with his directorial debut, Fury Of The Dragon. Rios helms from the creative auspices of 333 Pictures and Frank Films, and cinematographer Armin Alic who co-helmed the 2015 indie action thriller, Room 236., and with a cast that brings actor Lilo Brancato and Wade Williams to the forefront of the tale of a mysterious vigilante on the streets of America and a detective who may or may not be out to stop him.
The film is currently in production with plans currently set for its own trilogy and it's early days at the moment. In the meantime, peep the teaser below and stay tuned for more info as it arises.
The season two premiere of the hit AMC Network series, Into The Badlands, was a homerun hit becoming the #1 returning show thusfar with 4.5 million viewers back in March. It's a milestone well-deserved after launching its six episode run back in 2015 from creators Al Gough and Miles Millar, and with ratings otherwise holding steady, much to the delight of fans, the show is officially poised for another round of epic drama and martial arts action. Per the announcement: Midway through its current second season, “Into the Badlands” is averaging 3.6 million viewers per episode, including 2.1 million adults 25-54 in Nielsen Live+3 ratings. In the current television season, the series ranks as the #4 scripted drama on cable and the #4 returning drama, behind “The Walking Dead,” “American Horror Story” and “Fear the Walking Dead.”“‘Into the Badlands’ looks like nothing else on television, a literal high-wire act attracting passionate and dedicated fans by the millions,” said Charlie Colli…
It's been a year and a half since we last heard on action star Jason Statham's prior attachment to a Hong Kong action film project. Given whatever may likely have changed or still may, gladly it still appears to be active by way of Road Pictures's newly announced production slate which lists a variety of titles in different genres slated for televised and theatrical production and release according to Screendaily.
That report now includes Straw, the title of said thriller currently being scripted by Kurt Wimmer which last had Statham written to play an ex-pat in Hong Kong joined by a female high-level Chinese operative to solve a kidnapping case with global implications. Statham and Chasman are still reportedly producing through their SJ banner with Road also involved.
Production was set for last Fall but should likely advance with the title still in circulation in the news. At any rate, fans still have plenty to look forward to with a forthcoming Fast And Furious spin-of…