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Doug Liman (right) at the lens on the set of EDGE OF TOMORROW (2014)
The process of Fox's live-action Gambit movie has so far been very frustrating as it's one of the more deserving properties for film in the wake of well over a decade of X-Men movies. It's been a little over a month since Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes helmer Rupert Wyatt left the forthcoming Marvel adaptation, a daunting update at the time for fans with actor Channing Tatum and actress Spectre co-star Lea Seydoux tapped to star.
So what's happening now? Well, IGN came across a few tidbits from Deadline and The Wrap that the production is currently courting Doug Liman to sit the director's chair. Liman is currently directing Tom Cruise's newest, Mena, following the huge cult success of the live-action manga, Edge Of Tomorrow, which has since left its fanbase demanding what feels as a likely sequel should the momentum stay on course.
The topic of Liman's possible addition came when Fleming Jr. drew a point retorting Bart in Deadline regarding actress Jennifer Lawrence's essay on Lenny Letter regarding equal pay wherein the former also discussed actress Emily Blunt's return in Liman's hopeful Edge Of Tomorrow sequel along with Gambit.
Josh Zetumer wrote the script for the film while further casting details remain pending. As it stands, the film is arriving in 354 days, in which case, either filming starts REALLY soon, or the film could likely end up near the far end of next year or somewhere in early 2017.
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…
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…
I was a little more keen on taking this week off given the forthcoming holiday, but I was already on par for another installment of the Hit List so I figured "why not?"...
Alas, we've arrived to another spiffy new around of demo reels and action gems to help warm you up. Cameron Bostanabad kicks off this week's round of stunt and training reels followed by Wes Cochran, Braelyn Smallwood, Megan Dorn (https://www.megandorn.com), Andrew Mihalko, Jason Linere White, Barrett Coates, Al Dupont, Ryan Raspberry, Bryan Dodds, Joshua Zacharias and the daring feats of Kimberly Shannon Murphy (www.kimberlyshannon.net).
This week is an especially ceremonial time for folks freshly off of this month's Urban Action Showcase & Expo fallout. Angel Vasquez hails as yet another fledgling talent from Puerto Rico with plenty of time spent collaborating under fellow rising star Jose Manuel's North Compass banner. Thus, Vasquez is poised to present his own project to the ma…