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There's no question of anticipation for actor Tom Cruise in the several titles and sequels fans are still hoping for, particularly with respect to the forthcoming release of Jack Reacher 2. The first film in 2012, inspired by author Lee Child's series of titular novels, did well enough globally which eventually left space for a sequel, and now filming is set to begin this November as of last month.
For this, we now have word from Deadline that producers at Paramount and Skydance have stamped the film's release date on October 21, 2016. Ed Zwick, who last directed Cruise leading the cast of the 2005 war epic, The Last Samurai, is directing, and as enthused as he is to helm the film, promises to sustain a tone similar to the darkness and humor seen in the first film, according to JoBlo.
The 2012 film, inspired by Lee Child's ninth installation of the book series, "One Shot", published in 2005, was directed by Christopher MacQuarrie and centered on Reacher as he gets swept into a conspiracy involving the murder of five people. The new film is said to be adapting the eighteenth book in the series, "Never Go Back", with Reacher resigned to using his cunning and brute force upon returning to his old military base when his dinner date is arrested and he's mysteriously charged with pummeling a guy and fathering a child.
Cruise is currently working on his latest crime pic, Mena, with Edge Of Tomorrow helmer director Doug Liman, and is also planning the next installment of the Mission: Impossible saga proceeding this year's successful run of MacQuarrie's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation.
EXCLUSIVE: Muay Thai champion and emerging film multi-hyphenate, actor Vincent Soberano is on deck to add to his directing repetoire with least two big-budget films going forward: Action-packed high-seas military/naval techno-thriller, No Man's Waters, and romantic action comedy, Three Poles. The films will hail from Soberano's Cinefenio Film Studios, designated as co-productions with Origin Pictures Beijing, and a South Korean production company with the Philippines serving as a major production location with local film crews to be hired.
The news comes in the wake of a robust week for the Filipino filmmaker whose business in Beijing saw him host screenings for his two recently-completed titles, tournament revenge action thriller The Trigonal, and dystopian survival novel adaptation, We Are War. Both were showcased for a rousing audience of major distrubutors and executives, adding to a growing list of career milestone 'firsts' for a Filipino filmmaker, his latest de…
EXCLUSIVE: Emerging director, actor and martial artist Vincent Soberano is hot on the campaign trail for his current film slate this week in Beijing. With at least two of his upcoming releases now privately showcasing in Beijing for an audience comprised of major Hollywood and Chinese industry executives and distributors therein, it's a milestone to marvel at with Soberano now hailing as the first Filipino director to be privy to a screening of this kind.
Not for nothing either, as the footage speaks for itself and those who've seen last year's teaser trailer for Blood Hunters: Rise Of The Hybrids would likely stand in accordance. Since then, the eight-time world Muay Thai champion's craft behind the lens has only continued to grow and with none other than latest of one of the aforementioned two titles now readying for a local theatrical release this May with martial arts revenge thriller, The Trigonal: Fight For Justice. An underground fighting circuit run by an intern…
Actor and action star Donnie Yen is maintaining his high profile at Filmart in Hong Kong, including a pair of titles currently being sold under Hong Kong’s Mega-Vision Project Workshop that list Kam Ka-Wai's Big Brother and Tanigaki Kenji's Enter The Fat Dragon. Both have made headlines quite a bit in the past year in addition to several others that are also being shopped at Filmart while the latest is just breaking out of Asia by way of Emperor Motion Pictures.
For this, we turn to a recent teaser poster circulating ahead of production for Call Of Heroes helmer Benny Chan action thriller, Crossfire. The project is being hailed as a big budget spectacle that will star Yen as a former police inspector who travels to South America to rescue his kidnapped wife. The title stand among a bustling raft of films hosted by EMP with Dante Lam getting first billing for another spectacular military action spectacle to follow up his previous successes in Operation Mekong (2016), and Opera…