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'El Mariachi' Star Leads UK Action Horror REDCON-1
It's been a while since actor Carlos Gallardo prolifically broke out in Robert Rodriguez's 1992 Mexican spaghetti classic, El Mariachi. Nowadays, and long since starring in several Rodriguez helmers on top of others, you'll likely find his name popping up a bit more with news now confirming his starring and producing role next to producer Kevin Eastman of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fame for the new sci-fi action horror, Redcon-1.
The folks at Epic Pictures have been shopping the film at Cannes marking helmer Chee Keong Cheong's third turn at the director's chair since the 2007 martial arts brawler, Underground and Bodyguard: A New Beginning in 2009. The project has been brewing for a few years now up to recent weeks in which filming set course in the U.K., with a story revolving around an octet of Special Forces on a suicide mission to rescue a scientist following a deadly viral outbreak.
Gallardo is joining Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist and Strike Back series co-star Koieyama Akira, actress and co-star of upcoming martial arts thriller, Karate Kill, former WWE/TNA wrestler Katarina Leigh Waters and Martyn Ford, bodybuilder and starring villain opposite Scott Adkins in upcoming martial arts thriller, Boyka: Undisputed. Rounding out the cast are actor Cheong cohort, actor and co-producer Mark Strange, and actors Oris Erhuero, Joshua Dickinson and Michael Sheehan.
Well, it's about that time. The last Hit List entry for 2017 is upon us, and while it will be a little limited in content what with the slowdown of the holidays, it should still suffice. At any rate, it's not like I haven't told you all to subscribe to the hundreds or thousands of channels I've been sharing from. Quite the opposite! 😜
As always, we begin our weekly dining experience of Hit List thrills with an appetizer of terrific stunt reels, beginning with none other than stuntwoman and actress Heidi Moneymaker and stuntman and actor Jake Guinn. Just beneath those is a playlist ripe with stunt reels courtesy of Anita Clay, Cheech Vitale, Ari Loeb, Ben Hinnant, Dan Reardon, Jacqueline Holloway, Rabon Hutcherson II, Stephon Reynolds, Max Fisk (more on him later), Alexander Burgos, prolific Thai stunt team The Action Guys, and Ryan Glass's latest parkour showcase with the one and only Omar Zaki. Enjoy!
We only have one item to promote this week and for that, we tu…
We're continuing the Five-A-Day column today listing, and in no certain order, various action film titles fans may be keen on going into the new year. Here's yesterday's batch for starters and below are today's:
Legendary actress and martial artist Michelle Yeoh is reportedly the In Focus subject for the forthcoming International Film Festival & Awards Macao which takes place between December 8 through 14. It makes an even worthier note of the Star Trek: Discovery series co-star's forthcoming appearance Yuen Woo Ping's pending Ip Man spin-off, Master Z: Ip Man Legacy in which actor Max Zhang reprises Cheung Tin-Chi, the role he played opposite action star Donnie Yen in the 2016 kung fu hit, Ip Man 3. Details on all ends are pending for the film which also has Dave Bautista and Tony Jaa in its line-up.
Jimmy Henderson's third directorial offering, Jailbreak was a festival favorite among cinephiles and genre loyalists alike. Rising stars Jean-Paul Ly, Dar…
I just spent all afternoon trying really hard to understand why Alita: Battle Angel looks the way it does now...And I can't. Granted, I imagine it'll be a fun and fantastic spectacle for some when it hits theaters but I'm with the choir on this one. At first glance with actress Rosa Salazar in the title role, this might as well have been a Pixar movie.
Holy shit. Visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY) create a groundbreaking new heroine in ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an action-packed story of hope, love and empowerment.Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita (Rosa Salazar) is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. Everything is new to Alita, every experience a first. As she learns to navigate her new lif…