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Tony Jaa Rejoins The Production Of NEVER BACK DOWN 3
It's always great when chance favors the hopeful, and it's no secret that fans have hoped to see Tony Jaa in the company of our current cast line-up for the production of Never Back Down 3 in Thailand from Stage 6. White reprises his role from the 2011 titular sequel as ex-convict, martial artist and former professional fighter Case Walker who now decides to revert back to a career in the ring where fans will see plenty of fighting prowess from folks like Ron Smoorenburg, Brahim Achabbakhe, Nathan Jones and former UFC champion Josh Barnett.
As for Jaa's appearance, it was speculated earlier that he wouldn't be able to partake in the production due to his recently-wrapped promotional tour for Soi Cheang's SPL 2: A Time For Consequences. Gladly enough, with the tour being done, a new set picture from White via social media changed all that.
From L to R: Esai Morales, Josh Barnett, Tony Jaa, Michael Jai White and Gillian Illiana Waters
So, there you have it! Jaa is here to stay and it's not known to what degree that will entail, but he'll also be one of two Thai action powerhouses joining the cast with Chocolate star Jeeja Yanin being the other. At any rate, with White directing, Ross Clarkson behind the lens and Larnell Stovall designing the action, there will be fights, there will be action, and it will be glorious. Stick around!
Chaos and Extraction helmer Tony Giglio is back and pretty much confirming just shy of a year after posting this teaser pic that actor and martial artist Michael Jai White does, in fact, get to fire that big ass gun. S.W.A.T.: Under Siege is the name and a likely direct-to-video a la sequel in name to its predecessors with no relation to its current TV form.
White plays the point man of this latest roster led by Sam Jaeger (American Sniper) and Adrianne Palicki (GI Joe 2: Retaliation) with a story that tells of a raid gone wrong and an international terrorist who (Matthew Marsden) descends on a S.W.A.T. compound in pursuit of White's character - marked conveniently by a Scorpion tatoo. Crave Online broke the exclusive with an official synopsis on Monday: When a D.E.A. and S.W.A.T. cartel takedown ends in a shootout, S.W.A.T. Agent Travis Hall (Jaeger) seizes a mysterious prisoner and takes him into custody. Before long, the S.W.A.T. compound is under siege by wave after wave of as…
I suppose actor Keanu Reeves's current success and busy schedule with Lionsgate's John Wick franchise makes the current myopia on his previously-announced attachment to the Rain series somewhat forgiveable. Granted of course it's something I still hope to see flourish, and while it is especially great to see such a fresh new property blooming beyond the big screen with word via Indiewire regarding The Continental.
The show aims to spin-off from the films with further exploration of characters operating within the auspices of the titular assassins' luxury hotel chain. Chad Stahelski, who directed the latest sequel John Wick: Chapter 2 is developing the project with franchise scribe Derek Kolstad and have been doing so since long before the sequel's arrival. “They’ve got a really good structure,” Stahelski said. “It’s very tied to the film [in that] it’s about the Continentals all over the world, how certain people come into that world, and what happens in relation t…
Debut director Jonathan Li's upcoming action crime thriller, , is looking better and better since March. A new teaser as well as a brand new official trailer have arrived hailing the return of actor Max Zhang to the lens in one of several films coming down the pipeline.
The film centers on a reckless police inspector bent on bringing a major gold smuggling to its knees as infighting and greed breaks out between its ringleader and a triad boss. Also starring are Shawn Yue, Wu Yue, Gordan Lam, Janice Man and Kurata Yasuaki with both SPL 2's Paco Wong and Wilson Yip producing the film, thus amping up the film's intense marketability as a spectacular action thriller that martial arts fans will enjoy watching following its release this September.