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Alain Moussi Kicks Off The New Teaser Poster For KICKBOXER: VENGEANCE
With news and updates slow to pass for the upcoming martial arts reboot, Kickboxer: Vengeance, I suppose we'll take what we can get at this point. The film is definitely on par for arrival this year with the goal of attaining a sequel with martial artist and stunt performer Alain Moussi making his acting debut opposite Dave Bautista in the first film. For this, we have a new promotional teaser poster which you can below.
Written by Dimitri Logothetis and Jim McGrath and directed by John Stockwell (In The Blood), Moussi stars as "Kurt Sloane", a fighter out to avenge his brother's death at the deadly hands and knees of of the relentless "Tong Po", played by Batista. Action superstar Jean-Claude Van Damme is back long from leading the 1989 classic, now starring as Sloane's mentor, "Durand", with Sara Malakul Lane, Georges St. Pierre, Gina Carano, the late Darren Shahlavi and more you can learn of on the official website. While you're at it, feel free to celebrate Moussi's 25K milestone on Facebook.
The past few years have been a vigorous tug-and-pull over just how long it would be before actor and martial artist Iko Uwais would see a more principal role than in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Landing a more definitive English speaking line in this year's thriller, Headshot, was just another layer on the waiting cake added until more time passed until now, with actor Frank Grillo front and center with the cast that outlines the first of possible prospects to come between two actors who've gotten their start in different markets.
I speak of prospects with a certain action crime saga remake in mind, but in the good name of staying on topic, let's bring things back into focus. For this, we now turn to the long-awaited first official teaser trailer for the new sci-fi thriller, Beyond Skyline from writer/producer/director Liam O'Donnell who served on the first film from directing duo Colin and Greg Strause back in 2010.
Those who haven't seen the first film yet have…
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.
Director Kim Jee-Woon's 2005 action drama, A Bittersweet Life, certainly lended one of the most brutal and memorable titles Korean cinema had to offer near the start of the millenium with actor Lee Byung-Hun front and center. Fast forward to present day where Twentieth Century Fox is poised to advance a remake effort with the promise of actor Michael B. Jordan leading the cast.
Jennifer Yuh, Nelson (Kung Fu Panda 2, Kung Fu Panda 3) is being tapped to direct the remake with the goal of steering it as potential franchise starter with Jordan playing a high-level mob enforcer who becomes romantically embroiled in a deadly cover-up with his boss's young mistress. 21 Laps's own Shawn Levy, Dan Levine and Dan Cohen are producing in association with CJ Entertainment with Jason Young overseeing for Fox.
Jordan is next slated to appear in the February 16, 2018 release of Creed helmer Ryan Coogler's Marvel adaptation, Black Panther, opposite lead star Chadwick Boseman. (Deadlin…