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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lunar Stunts Presents: PANDORA'S BOX 2


Lunar Stunts Action Cinema is another one of those rare hidden gems you will find if you use the internet enough in search of stylish independently-produced fight action. Here, founder, independent filmmaker and action designer Eric Nguyen's craft has been continually growing little by little, in size and scale of stuntwork, as well as artistic delivery with each project, including his latest offering now available on his channel in the form of Pandora's Box 2, following the release of its predecessor back in March.

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 Zoë 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).

Luke Goss Takes The Lead In His Directorial Debut, YOUR MOVE

Actor Luke Goss's recent films haven't garnered the attention of mainstream Hollywood following his earlier stints in hits like Blade 2, Hellboy 2: The Golden Army and The Man, but he's made a ton of direct-to-DVD flicks catered specifically to the action niche since then. This week, the Death Race 2 and 3 actor is now switching gears and multitasking on both ends of the camera for his latest upcoming revenge thriller, Your Move, signaling the film's commencement about a week ago on his official Facebook page.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Tobey MacGuire To Produce Female-Led Sony-Acquired Sci-Fi Actioner, THE EDEN PROJECT

Details are scarce at the moment, but if all things go according to plan, cult sci-fi and female-centric action may have another venture to look forward to on the big screen. And who do we have to thank for this? Well, that turns out to be the folks over at Sony Pictures who have just picked up a script in the form of another new potential action sci-fi franchise starter, The Eden Project.

REVIEW: THE EQUALIZER (2014)


SYNOPSIS:
In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston.  When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall’s desire for justice is reawakened. If someone has a problem, the odds are stacked against them, and they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help.  He is The Equalizer.

REVIEW:

I know who the late Edward Woodward was, and I may have seen a few of his works over the years. However, I was pretty young at the time the CBS TV series, The Equalizer was a popular show in its heyday, and I've only ever seen bits and pieces of the show so I can't really offer an informed opinion on its full tonality in comparison to the latest feature-length counterpart from Sony/Columbia Pictures. Although, what I can offer is my take on the work presented here by filmmaker Antoine Fuqua in this, his latest return to the set with award-winning actor Denzel Washington following their initial collaboration on the 2001 crime drama Training Day. Well, hopefully you have already seen the latter as a preamble to this newest venture, which has already gotten off to a great start at the box-office, making the prospects of a sequel all the more promising.

Dwayne Johnson Confirms THE JANSON DIRECTIVE, Tweets Screenwriter

It's considerably awesome seeing Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson become one of the most entertaining and bankable actors working in film these days. The Mummy Returns, The Scorpion King, and The Rundown were a huge jumpstart for the former wrestler whose move into film has since brought him in the throes of some of the biggest franchises to to date, including The Fast And The Furious saga and the G.I. Joe movies.

Friday, September 26, 2014

A Century Of Indonesian Action Gets A Musical Welcome In The First Teaser For Upcoming Semi-Documentary, GARUDA POWER: THE SPIRIT WITHIN


Director Bastian Meiresonne is currently in the middle of preparing for a grand representation of an entire century of Indonesian action cinema over at the 19th annual Busan International Film Festival. It is there that he will grant an audience the world premiere of Shaya Productions's latest docu-fiction venture, Garuda Power: The Spirit Within, a cinematic retrospective aimed at reinvigorating a time in history when Indonesia's action film production industry was at its highest, with interviews with a number of actors (some of who are still working today), including Barry Prima, George Rudy, Imam Tantowi, Ackyl Anwari and many more.

Watch The Trailer For Chong Seung-Hyun's Shortfilm Debut, STEH AUF (GET UP)

The 2014 film festival circuit has been and continues to be nothing short of an adventure for actor, writer, producer and director Chong Seung-hyun in lieu of his newest shortfilm, Steh Auf (Get Up). The project is undoubtedly bringing Chong his fair share of accolades, since winning over folks at the Asians On Film Festival back in April, presenting his debut in the form of an all-too real, and likely touching, coming-of-age underdog story about a young man whose seemingly unorthodox path toward boxing is mired by the constant stigma of his mixed heritage.

Black Sun Entertainment Presents: ENVOY


Award-winning shortfilm director David Weinstein's resume is literally a who's-who in blockbuster filmmaking. The animation and pre-viz effects whiz, best known for his work on films like Men In Black 3, The Matrix 2 and 3, Godzilla and Hercules, took his credentials to task to much avail in the acclaimed 2010 short, Azureus Rising, and has now returned with a newly released conceptual sci-fi action short, Envoy. It's a pretty damn good concept and a shame if no one picks up on it.

Carano, Morgan, Bautista And DeNiro Board BUS 657


It was recently reported throughout the media that MMA superstar and actress Gina Carano would not be returning to the ring anytime soon, logically due to her current commitment to her newfound film career. As such, the Fast And Furious 6 co-star and In The Blood leading lady of action has been the subject of numerous talks for roles in various films, including the forthcoming productions live-action comic book adaptation of Avengelyne and The Film House's The Opium War.

SWEETER THAN CHOCOLATE: My Interview With Jeeja Yanin



Interviewing Tony Jaa late last year turned out to be much more of a blessing than I thought it would be. Growing into my first year as an action film enthusiast and blogger, not only did I earn the opportunity to share exclusive content with one of the biggest action stars to date, I also get to in touch every once in a blue moon, and it's pretty fantastic!

I actually got to Skype once a few months ago with Jaa and his manager, Mike Selby (who also helped faciliate my previous interview with Michael Jai White back in May), and it's the first time I got to engage in such loose, comfortable dialogue. I have to say though, none of this would have been possible without the launch of Jaa's official Facebook page in 2013 as he was transitioning from the Thai film industry to other markets and it's a trend that seems to be delightfully gaining ground for a few people nowadays. Evidently, this would also be the case for none other than actress and martial artist, Jeeja Yanin.

China Pulls Opening Night Premiere Of Nicholas Cage Action Epic, OUTCAST


To say the least, the last several hours or so have been nothing short of an epic "WTF" for the folks over at Arclight Films. In a surprising move for what would have been this evening's premiere in China for Hollywood film stunt coordinator Nick Powell's directorial period action adventure debut, Outcast, Chinese distributor and co-production partner, Yunan Film Group pulled the plug according to news from Screendaily.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cinematic Fight Studio Presents: VIVERE


You gotta give credit where credit is due. If it weren't for the popularity of films like Merantau or The Raid and its sequel, the chances are that we would still be waiting. Well, leave it to the dwelling artists of the independent online action community, unafraid to experiment with whatever tools they need in building their filmmaking fight muscles for the sake of keeping action alive, whether they're bare fists, feet, or maybe even Karambit knives!

ROGER CORMAN'S OPERATION ROGUE Is Now Available!

Just as principal photography for action star Mark Dacascos's new martial arts action adventure thriller, Ultimate Justice, kicks off in Germany, the actor can now be seen front and center in the latest direct-to-DVD release, Roger Corman's Operation Rogue. The film is executive produced by none other than that of the attached longstanding action B-movie producer himself, and provides a sigh of relief for fans of the Hawaii Five-O co-star who remain ever eager to see him back in feature-length action territory!

Watch The Dazzling New Trailer For JUPITER ASCENDING!

Say what you will about film sibs Lana and Andy Wachowski, but they know how to visually wow the hell out of their audience, and the latest trailer for the long-awaited action adventure space opera, Jupiter Ascending is proof of that.

Joe Carnahan's STRETCH Finally Gets A Trailer And Release Dates!


Director Joe Carnahan's latest action comedy has stood the test of time. It was back in January that Universal Pictures initially switched gears and decided it wasn't in their favor to spend $20 million dollars or more needed to advertise Carnahan's latest modestly budgeted $5 million dollar road comedy, Stretch for what would have been its release back in March.

Michael Mann's Long-Awaited BLACKHAT Gets A New Trailer


Once again, director Michael Mann's style of filmmaking has taken on a life of its own! If you enjoyed the gritty, urban, down and dirty worlds seen in films like Collateral and Miami Vice, you'll probably enjoy what he's got lined-up for the upcoming release of the international cybercrime thriller, Blackhat.

JOHN WICK Directors Line Fans Up For A Reddit AMA Next Tuesday


This month, the momentum couldn't be any better for directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch following the Fantastic Fest premiere of the new hitman revenge thriller, John Wick, starring Keanu Reeves. A trailers is already out and about online with reviews that are nothing short of upworthy, and if you're eager to learn more about the film, you're in luck!

More Pics And Featurette Footage For KUNG FU JUNGLE!

Yes, I know, I'm being repetitive. Sorry not sorry.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

KUNG FU JUNGLE Gets New Pics And Posters!


Ahead of its forthcoming premiere at the 58th annual BFI London Film Festival, Emperor Motion Pictures is maintaining its momentum with the latest unveiling of official promotional pictures for director Teddy Chen's newest thriller, Kung Fu Jungle. Their efforts come just off the heels of a fresh new trailer that went viral last week for the new film starring action star Donnie Yen among a line-up of cinematic heavy-hitters, including Fan Siu-Wong and Shi Yanneng (Ip Man) to name a few. They are joined by Yen's Iceman co-star Wang Baoqiang in a story setting up the ultimate kung fu battle between an a convicted killer looking for redemption, and a serial killer targeting the city's martial arts masters.

HERCULES, Starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Gets A DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital HD Release Starting Next Month!

Fancy some Hercules this Winter? The latest period epic starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is coming home this October and November with a cool Blu-Ray and DVD set that's packed with a slate of meaty features. Check it all out below right now!

FROM BEIJING TO Z (Part One): My Interview With Lohan Buson

The past year has been a pretty scant for me when it comes to interviews between the site and my outside obligations, but I knew that I wanted to talk to people with the summer film festival circuit in full-bloom. Thankfully, through good fortune and patience, I managed to achieve this several times - including twice with Lohan Buson and Fabien Garcia, two of the internet's biggest trendsetters for the online action niche representing their once Beijing-based action cimema filmmaking and stunt team, Z-Team.

I first caught these two in a shortfilm titled Duel a little less than a decade ago. It was one of the slickest and coolest action short pieces I had ever seen, and it was easy to see the potential they would garner in their endeavors as performers. Of course, their potential remained mired by the usual setbacks of independent filmmaking, particularly with their latest Action On Film Fest award-winner, Die Fighting
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The film is the team's first feature project for their newly-established Los Angeles-based production platform, Z-Team Films with Garcia debuting as its director on top of starring with Buson. The trailers that went viral last year and this year were nothing short of eye-popping, breathing new life into a genre widely acclaimed by its fans around the world to this day.

FROM BEIJING TO Z (Part Two): My Interview With Fabien Garcia

Martial arts action fans are up to their necks with excitement and anticipation for the latest action packed thriller, Die Fighting. Its cast and crew all hail from a young legacy of ambitious artists, athletes and filmmakers who have all managed to find their niche online.

For this, we look at Z-Team, whose previous shortfilm work have drawn plenty of acclaim from its fanbase as its members have also managed to find their way into the world of film and stuntwork. And if this happens to be your first time learning about Z-Team, consider this a chance to redeem yourself, and now is as good a time as any to do so.

Lots Of Bruises And Pain In A New Featurette For RISE OF THE LEGEND!

Ah! Let the teasing commense!

Dolph Lundgren To Star In WAR PIGS And 4 TOWERS

With Skin Trade currently in post production, cinematic blockbuster action hero Dolph Lundgren's time is now being spent with Saints And Soldiers trilogy helmer Ryan Little for the forthcoming production of War Pigs, a World War II action adventure epic about a disgraced U.S. Army captain assigned to train a rag tag team of soldiers to infiltrate the Nazi regime and destroy their secret "wonder weapon". Screenwriters Andrew Knightlinger and producer Steven Luke are providing the script with a meaty cast of action muscle with fellow Expendables alum Mickey Rourke along with MMA pro Chuck Liddell and actor Luke Goss.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

GUNS, COMICS And BANANAS: Director Christian Sesma Talks VIGILANTE DIARIES: THE MOVIE!

Director Christian Sesma (left) and actor Jason Mewes (right) on the set of VIGILANTE DIARIES: THE SERIES (2013)
Moving away from the habitual cycle of comic book and video game adaptations in film these days, independent filmmaker Christian Sesma and actor Paul Sloan are proof positive that original storytelling can still pave the way for something massively incredible. And as of late, their prospects in this regard are about to take shape with their new stylish action thriller, Vigilante Diaries: The Movie, a film that once saw its day as a Chill.com exclusive webseries with Sloan joined by actor Jason Mewes (Clerks, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back).

The series unfortunately faded after its two-episode premiere and a lot of time did pass since then with Sloan and Sesma keeping busy with other projects. However, some new and peculiar-looking photos in Sesma's Instagram account landed in my sights and drew my curiosity. Last year's censored first episode of Vigilante Diaries was just a peek in comparison to the vision Sesma and his creative team have in mind, and not for nothing either. Though it may have taken a couple of years, not only will turning Vigilante Diaries into a feature film help flex more of its muscles in its evolution, it will deservedly grant the project a MUCH bigger audience, and it does not end there!

Sesma's got some plans of his sleeve and Film Combat Syndicate now has the good fortune of sharing what a handful of those plans will entail:

Watch The Second Trailer For KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE

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

Will Yun Lee, Michelle Yeoh And Others Join The Final Season Of STRIKE BACK

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.

Bryan Singer Is Confirmed To Direct X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Staring Early Next Year

Development is still up in the air for the forthcoming installment of X-Men: Apocalypse, following up filmmaker Bryan Singer's 2014 smash-hit, X-Men: Days Of Future Past. 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.

Hell Is The Only Way Out In The New Trailer For The Wong Fei-Hung Origin Epic, RISE OF THE LEGEND!

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.

New Details (And Set Pics) Arise For Sammo Hung's Next Actioner, THE BODYGUARD


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!

Watch The New Music Video For NORTHMEN: A VIKING SAGA!

Swedish Viking death metal band, Amon Amarth is taking the stage this week for director Claudio Fäh's upcoming period action epic, 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)

Anyone with a knack for female-led one-woman-army actioners may find themselves graced with the upcoming film, Hiệp Sĩ Mù (a.k.a. Blind Fury). The film was shot in various locales throughout Vietnam with award-winning Vietnamese American filmmaker Lưu Huỳnh in the director's chair for a story that deals in crime, drama and moral confliction, with actress Ngọc Thanh Tâm at the center of this vengeful tale of a light vs. darkness.

Take A Bite Out Of The New Trailer For SIFU VS. VAMPIRE Starring Yuen Biao!

Producer and screenwriter Wong Jing is back, returning once more to the horror genre and gearing toward the vampire niche with director Daniel Chan for Sifu VS. Vampire, formerly known as La Télé De Vampire. Promotion is starting to kick off with some online virility this week and it hints to a fair share of having a little bit of everything to incorporate with its visual grim vampiric spectacle: some drama, a little romance and comedy and some silly gags. Of course though, if you're going to put in people like incomparable Hong Kong cinema legend Yuen Biao (Knockabout, My Kingdom) and rising martial arts actor Phillip Ng (The Underdog Knight, Once Upon A Time In Shanghai), you'd better include some action in this package. Fortunately, the brand new trailer includes a handful of that as well!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

FANTASTIC FEST 2014: JOHN WICK Takes Aim In A New Poster

It has been a ridiculous weekend over in Texas where attendees at Fantastic Fest got a first look at the Chad Stahelski/David Leitch directed revenge thriller, John Wick with its main lead, Keanu Reeves in attendance. The reviews are up and about, with critics hailing it as another exciting, brutal, action-packed feature-entertainer and a clear case of what happens when the right people come together for something as amazing as what was put together from Derek Kolstad's screenplay.

[UPDATED] Chan And Hung Reunite To Recruit THE OLD SOLDIER

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.

Sammo Hung directs Jackie Chan on the set of The Medallion (2003)
Thus continuing to disprove any hint or nod to retirement, it appears that multifaceted action star Jackie Chan is looking to make another movie! According to 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.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Matt Damon To Be Cast In Zhang Yimou's THE GREAT WALL

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

Check Out This Action-Packed Oldie-But-Goodie From ABALLA STUNTS


Independent action shorts are always a nifty perk when you have internet access and a love for the genre. Unfortunately, not every gem that goes viral gets put in front of you...well at least not right away.