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Rebecca Ferguson Is Reportedly Signed For MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 6
Showbiz411 reportedly has it on good terms that actress Rebecca Ferguson will likely be reprising her role as Ilsa in the forthcoming production of the sixth Mission: Impossible film. The news comes within months since actor Tom Cruise confirmed a new movie was in development back in July in the wake of the film's successful theatrical release with word of Christopher McQuarrie's return to the director's chair as of recent.
Ferguson contribued greatly to her role in the film which takes off initially as a wild card for lead character Ethan Hunt as he and his team faced off with a rogue terrorist organization of anti-spy mercenaries nearly equal in skill and scope. Moreover, the actress who is currently tackling director Tate Taylor's thriller, The Girl On The Train, is also the first actress to come aboard the film with more information pending on the remainder of the cast.
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation went on to earn more than $700 million dollars at the box office worldwide, and deservedly so. The sixth film remains without a title but will likely commence next year while Cruise also plots other upcoming titles, including the currently-filming Jack Reacher 2: Never Go Back, a hopeful Edge Of Tomorrow sequel and a reboot of The Mummy starring Sofia Boutella.
Whether you go into director George Nolfi's new movie, Birth Of The Dragon, for its martial arts action or any historical substance you can scrape, if past reviews and reactions have anything to say for it, its unlikely the film will be as fulfilling in its delivery. The film was assailed by critics after debuting in Toronto late last year and even moreso when the film's trailer arrived introducing what some feel is a tone-deaf transposition to film based on the legendary contest between two iconic athletes, one of whom would soon ascend to greatness in the years ahead.
That moment was the very fight between fledgeling action film hero Bruce Lee and Shaolin martial artist Wong Jack Man, etched in history as a fight between two distinct ideologies for which the outcome remains a recorded mystery to date. Front and center is American-born Hong Kong actor and martial artist Phillip Ng (Once Upon A Time In Shanghai) making his Hollywood debut opposite actor Yu Xia (Mojin: The Los…
I think it's safe to say you know your movie sucks when you not only screw the rights holders whose name and content you base your unsanctioned film on, but when said rights holders join the chorus of critics panning your movie from literally every angle of the internet. That is the level of achievement you have reached if your name is George Nolfi and you've directed a film called Birth Of The Dragon, long hyped to be a hopefully legendary homage to Bruce Lee, the late founder of Jeet Kune Do and patriarch of American martial arts movie fandom.
Spring and summer have been much ado with acclaimed director Miike Takashi, now making waves at Fantasia this summer following his most recent theatrical Japan release, Blade Of The Immortal back in April from Warner Bros. Japan. Its Cannes premiere in May led to some terrific news for folks in North America tracking the film and with none other than Magnet Releasing snagging the rights for a U.S. release to be announced.
As of Sunday, that date has officially been set for a theatrical release on November 3. Starring actor Kimura Takuya and actress Sugisaki Hana, Blade Of The Immortal is adapted for the screen by Oishi Tetsuya and centers a young woman who, following the murder of her family and devastation of her dojo at the hands of a bloodthirsty martial arts school, desperately seeks vengeance with the help of an afflicted, immortal swordsman with a vendetta of his own. Also starring are Fukushi Sota, Toda Erika, Ichikawa Ibizo, Tanaka Min and Yamazaki Tsutomu. Blade Of The Immortal…