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Continuing news coming out of Hong Kong Filmart now brings word of a new film long in the making, and with none other than The Grandmaster co-star, actor Tony Leung Chiu-Wai leading point. For this, we point to director Jingle Ma who has since raided Japan and Seoul in 2000 and 2006 with Tokyo Raiders and Seoul Raiders, respectively.
This week, the word now is that Ma will direct a third installment to this particular franchise for Europe Raiders, with Leung back once more. The franchise so far encompasses a bevy of names like Kelly Chen, Ekin Cheng, Shu Qi and Richie Jen to name a few, with Leung starring in the first film as a tough James Bond-esque P.I. in Tokyo with a jilted bride-to-be in search of her missing fiancè, with the sequel focused on a case involving counterfeit printing plates.
The new installation currently doesn't have a known plot while casting ensues with the latest addition of Mr. Six, The Mermaid and newly added Valerian and xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage co-star, actor Kris Wu. Filming moves onward with Jet Tone Films rolling cameras in Europe, China and Japan next month.
On the count of actor and martial artist Scott Adkins being correct, there's a chance a third installment into the direct-to-DVD Ninja franchise could very likely happen. The Accident Man star and producer posted on his Facebook and Instagram pages stating his case to potentially get the film moving forward if producers can be swayes via reacting and commenting to the posts. Do me a favour guys. If you want to see Ninja 3 - please LIKE and COMMENT and maybe I can convince the producers to make it happen. Who wants to see Ninja 3?Both the 2009 and 2013 installments were shepherded by none other than Isaac Florentine in his fruitful pairing with Adkins for a splashy return of the very genre once popular in the 80s. The most recent offering, Ninja: Shadow Of A Tear, was riotous big screen hit at the festivals and among fans alike. The two recently shared the set for the long-awaited Boyka: Undisputed 4 from director Todor Chapkanov with Florentine producing apart from his current roll…
EXCLUSIVE: Japanese action star, actor Tak Sakaguchi will share the floor as a guest panelist among other headliners for this year's sophomore entry of the Iron DragonTV ActionFest. Submissions are now underway for the upcoming event which will be held at the Galaxy Highland 10 Theater in Austin, Texas from August 10 through 12.
The humble Ishikawa native is a naturally well-known fan favorite credited for such films as Battlefield Baseball, Versus, Alive, Samurai School, Yakuza Weapon and Sono Sion's Why Don't You Play In Hell? to name a few. His latest action-packed starring role now sees him carving and beating armies of villains to a pulp for longtime friend and film partner Shimomura Yuji's second directing effort, Re:Born, which has since been subject to a raft of critical praise from the festival circuit since last year.
Obligatory rules for IDTV Action Fest submissions and entries therein are listed in detail for attendees and local genre fans and cinephiles a…
Re:Born is a new Japanese martial arts action thriller film by Yuji Shimomura, probably one of the greatest action coordinators, stuntmen and directors in the small, but entertaining action scene of Japan, re-uniting with Tak Sakaguchi of Versus fame and Shimomura's previous and only other feature Death Trance, the legendary martial artist and the underrated filmmaker have made not only their second and best film to date, but also one of the best action films of the year, whichever year you saw it in, because of its screenings in numerous film festivals starting from 2016.
The story centers on Toshiro Kuroda (played by Tak) who runs a small convenience store in a quiet town in Japan and looking after his adopted daughter, Sachi. When his blood-soaked, military past catches up to him however, it brings back an old comrade (played by Akio Otsuka, the voice of Solid Snake from MGS series) seeking revenge, with an army of brainwashed soldiers behind him, including a former buddy of To…