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Stuntman Lin Oeding To Direct Jason Momoa Actioner, BRAVEN
With credits like Olympus Has Fallen, The Equalizer, Ant-Man and Straight Outta Compton to his name on top of the dozens more listed on his IMDb page, you can safely say that Oeding has built himself a resumè worthy enough to land him in the director's chair. As such, with three directorial short film credits to his name, his latest feature-length prospects have prospects have finally arrived.
THR reports that Momoa will star in the new action thriller, Braven, with Oeding at the helm. Conceived by Mike Nilon and written by Thomas Pa’a Sibbett, Braven will depict the story of what happens when a gang of deadly drug runners on the U.S./Canadian border confront an unassuming logger and family man whose killer instincts are more than what they bargained for.
Momoa and his team are also producing the film under his Pride Of Gypsies banner as Highland Film Group will positions itself for the film's representation at TIFF 2015 next week.
Momoa and Oeding also have a bit of a shared history with Warner Bros.'s DC cinematic universe with the latter serving as stuntman on Man Of Steel; both are now credited repsectively as co-star and stunt performer with Momoa debuting the first of several appearances as Aquaman in next year's Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice.
Word has it that actor Lin Gengxin is a possible front runner to lead famed Hong Kong director Tsui Hark's newly confirmed adaptation of classic literary, Return Of The Condor Heroes. The story is inspired by Jin Yong's 1959 publication, the second installation of the Condor Trilogy which began in 1957 and has seen numerous film and TV adaptations, as well as its expansion into books and video games.
Hark reportedly aims to adapt the book into a trilogy of its own while fans are expecting to hear of Lin's attachment as Yang Guo, whose taboo romance with his sifu, martial arts master Little Dragon Girl, and their adventures in the martial arts world is central to the story. Lin has worked with Hark on several occassions with credits together including Young Detective Dee: Rise Of the Sea Dragon (2013), The Taking of Tiger Mountain (2014), Derek Yee's Sword Master (2016) which Hark produced, and this year's sequel hit, Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back whi…
2013 saw the genesis of an ambitious and original new endeavor from Canadian martial arts film and stunt troupe, Team 2X. That project, from industry stuntman and coordinator James Mark (Wolves), hails this week from Raven Banner with forthcoming release, Kill Order, aiming to spark a new wave of feature length martial arts movie fandom with stuntman and martial artist Chris Mark (Scott Pilgrim VS. The World) setting the stage for his own feature acting debut. When David, a troubled high school student who appears to suffer from mental illness, finds himself in a situation where he is about to be taken captive for reasons unknown, a dark power takes over his body opening the doors to a world of superhuman abilities and a past kept secret.Also starring are Dan Park, Denis Akiyama and Jessica Clement along with the mind-blowing feats of Team 2X for its November 24 premiere at the Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival. Raven Banner will then follow suit with a U.S./Canada release on F…
Much has happened this year for actor and martial artist Jose Manuel. Interviewing him back in April was something of a milestone achievement, and no less for a rising star who himself has contributed years of sharpening talent and unmitigated resolve toward growing into the headlining action star he strives to be to date since making history in 2012 with Puerto Rican martial arts action feature, El Testigo (The Witness).
His recent 'Best' wins for the Short Film Competition and Blood Sweat And Bones categories at the Urban Action Showcase and Expo on November 10 are also doing plusses for him this month. Retribution won the latter of the two and you can currently catch that one via YouTube. The other, Uncompromised, still stands plenty to gain with Manuel taking the lead next year following his current endeavors in Nepal.
For this, we bring you The Man From Kathmandu, hailing from Nakim Uddin - head of Nepal's largest theatrical exhibitor, QFX Cinemas, and marking anothe…