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Crossing Fingers, PACIFIC RIM 2 Gets Another Release Date!
Last time we were discussing anything regarding a release date for what would have been a Pacific Rim sequel for next Spring was last April. Point in fact, we ended up with two dates before everyone involved at Legendary Pictures pretty much said "Aww f**k it! Let's not announce anything more until we're absolutely certain about our s**t!" which is good since nowadays it looks like they're pretty certain about their s**t!
As of late, Netflix series Daredevil S1 showrunner Steven DeKnight has been hard at work with developing Pacific Rim 2 as its attached director with Guillermo Del Toro on board to produce. Moreover, the film now has some starpower to it following the addition of Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega as of earlier this month, and The Wrap is now reporting that the film, once again, has a release date attached for February 23, 2018.
There aren't any more plot details beyond what's been said for Boyega who will play the son of the role portrayed by co-star Idris Elba for the 2013 film. Del Toro directed the film with a story centered on mankind and its use of duo-piloted giant battle robots in a long and winding war against interdimensional creatures hailing from underwater alien portals.
Elba was joined by then-lead actor Charlie Hunnam and actress Rinko Kikuchi, neither of whom are expected to return while details remain pending on who else will join Boyega to star. Also producing are Legendary's Thomas Tull and Mary Parent.
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Fantasia 2018's second wave of titles arrived on Thursday and the first thing that stood out to me in a social media post was the name Cynthia Rothrock. That said all I needed to know to look further into the raft of titles, segments and events made public before the full line-up announcement on July 7 and as expected, the programme is turning out to be quite the feat.
Erik Matti's hotly anticipated BuyBust is pretty much an all-in factor for the hardcore action fans already lined-up for its August 10 North American release from Well Go USA. The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion starring Kim Da-Mi was another surprise in recent weeks showcasing a rather awesome trailer for I Saw The Devil writer Park Hoon-Jung's latest feature directing effort.
Also in tow are Sam Elliott in The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot, Searching starring Jon Cho, and awards and celebrations of the aforementioned Rothrock as well as other screenings like Victor Vu's Loi Bao which I'…
This update comes from left field for me, but the word now is that up-and-comer Jay Kwon has been cast for the lead role of Made In Chinatown, from Tambuli Media and R4 Films L.L.C.. Martial arts stalwart and filmmaker Art Camacho (Half Past Dead 2) will helm the martial arts mob comedy with venerable H.K.S.A. member Robert Samuels (The Red Wolf) serving as co-director in addition to producing and co-starring.
Kwon, who replaces actor and martial artist Alfred Hsing in a robust, last minute recast, will make his feature acting debut in the role of Vinny Chow, an underdog Asian American living New York City's Chinatown. Chow's biggest goal is to be with the girl of his dreams, Michelle (Michelle Procida), and so with the help of a ragtag group of friends and the aid of his wise Sifu, he will rise in the ranks of the Italian mafia and become a "Made" man to do it.
Kwon has cut his teeth in both online as well as mainstream TV production; With select stunt performance …
An exasperating wait, no less, for folks like myself who live in the U.S.. Still, it's nice to know that a Blu-Ray/Digital HD release of the new tournament martial arts thriller, Boyka: Undisputed, is well on its way with an August release, while it's even nicer to know that the film's star, actor and martial artist Scott Adkins wants to do a fifth.
He says so at around the 11:40 mark in his latest interview now online following his recent appearance at MCM Expo in London this week to discuss the role and the film as a whole - And not for nothing either as he continues to pound away at fans who enjoy his movies, but insist on stealing them online which will otherwise kill any chance of the film happening before 2030 if we're lucky (my words, not his).
Adkins also shares several new images from his latest, Accident Man, and some gems on Michael Cuesta's American Assassin, working with Tony Jaa on the recently-wrapped ensemble action thriller, Triple Threat, and muc…