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Trailer And Stills For Ensemble Indie Action Finale, DO THE DAMN THING: ULTIMATE
Martial arts film junkies who've been following the indie scene online for the last several years may have come to know the folks over at Rising Tiger Films and the work they've been put out since 2008. One such labor of love includes the shortfilm series, Do The Damn Thing, a concept that gracefully branches itself to other creatives with Jabronie Pictures's own actor and filmmaker Fernando Jay Huerto succeeding the project several installments later.
Conceived entirely of a love for martial arts, comedy and run-on gags, all nine episodes of the Do The Damn Thing project don't necessarily thrive on linear storytelling, but a shared universe of characters that you ultimately come to know and love. From Edmond Shum's spilled soda and Leroy Nguyen's stained white sneakers, to Huerto's global misadventures with women and Asians named Andy, deadly nutshots and sentimental outros and Aerosmith in the background featuring the magical Sunny Smith going from this face to this face in just seconds, Do The Damn Thing stakes its claim as one of the most memorable and beloved projects ever to hit online audiences for today's generation fans alike.
Alas, I'm sharing the Do The Damn Thing series today as a heads-up for those not familiar with it since its conception years earlier. It's one of the best things you'll see with respect to action and comedy between two film groups who've been sharpening their craft ever since with their own respective projects, and the finale is finally set to premiere just in time for Valentines' Day with the tenth and final installment, Do The Damn Thing: Ultimate. Nguyen and Shum return along with Huerto and a handful of other faces new and familiar to the series including Anthony Noceda from Almost Good Films, Alex Chung from Eclipse Stunts, and Eric and Irvin Nguyen from Lunar Stunts Action Cinema...and someone named Andy. ;-)
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…
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.