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KOEI Temco's DYNASTY WARRIORS Is Getting A Live-Action Feature Film
You have to give it up to video games! They almost always find a way to other mediums and if we're fortunate enough, those transitions will be done correctly for them to continue. This is a wish now setting in stone for some among many who are longstanding fans of Omega Force's KOEI Temco game franchise, Dynasty Warriors/Shin Sangokumusou.
The franchise in its current standing has spawned well over 60 games, all preset by its origins rooted in PC game lore of the 1980's with the seperate turn-based war strategy game series, "Romance Of The Three Kingdoms" - adapted from Luo Guanzhong's 14th century novel set near the turbulent end of the Han Dynasty and Three Kingdoms period. The Dynasty Warriors franchise launched its first title as a fighting game installment for Playstation in 1997, while the rest of the games, including spin-offs like Samurai Warriors, Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage, One Piece: Pirate Warriors, Hyrule Warriors and one of the more recent titles, manga-based title from last month circa October, Arslan: The Warriors of Legend, were all released as third-person adventure games.
The main game franchise itself has over eighty several characters you can play with. I've only touched a certain number of games in my time so I probably can't tell you about how each *could* be woven along with the necessary elements into a coherent and cohesive film story, although that task is now in the hands of Hong Kong-based China 3D who are now developing the live-action feature for a 2018 date.
Casting and plot info are nil at the moment as the news is just breaking in the past day or so, although some opinions circulating the web suggest the film will be off set by its most recent title, Dynasty Warriors 8. At any rate, Dynasty Warriors/Shin Sangokumusou sounds like an adaptation that's been a long time coming - much like the Soul Caliber series and who knows when that will ever take shape? Tell us what you think in the comments below and stay tuned for more info on the Dynasty Warriors movie!
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…
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.
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…