A site dedicated to discussing a variety of action & martial arts film entertainment. The written and expressive work of the author(s) of Film Combat Syndicate is/are protected by Copyright Law. To send us scoops or share your inquiries, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subscribe to this blog
Follow by Email
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.
Are you looking forward to Pacific Rim 2 in 2018? Sound off below!
2013 saw the genesis of an ambitious and original new endeavor from Canadian martial arts film and stunt troupe, Team 2X. That project, from industry stuntman and coordinator James Mark (Wolves), hails this week from Raven Banner with forthcoming release, Kill Order, aiming to spark a new wave of feature length martial arts movie fandom with stuntman and martial artist Chris Mark (Scott Pilgrim VS. The World) setting the stage for his own feature acting debut. When David, a troubled high school student who appears to suffer from mental illness, finds himself in a situation where he is about to be taken captive for reasons unknown, a dark power takes over his body opening the doors to a world of superhuman abilities and a past kept secret.Also starring are Dan Park, Denis Akiyama and Jessica Clement along with the mind-blowing feats of Team 2X for its November 24 premiere at the Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival. Raven Banner will then follow suit with a U.S./Canada release on F…
Friday night marked another big event weekend in which I had the opportunity to partially partake. A night of festive dining, laughter and comeradery that felt all too short for me, though I managed to fend off the sleep deprivation for a whole day to write about it. Feel free to check it out of you fancy it.
Of course, the work doesn't stop there. This week's installment of the Hit List is packed with a fresh new load of film, stunt and screenfighting talent and much more.
As such, it was actress and martial artist Geneviève Doang(STUDIO+ series Dragon Race) who left a striking impression on me a few Winters ago with one of the best action comedy short you'll ever see involving two heroes kicking NAZI ass, Le Aventures De Tranh Et Nowak. The short, also starring actor Quentin d'Hainaut, was intially meant as a pilot for a hopeful series that never came to pass but you can still catch the short online. And, in pairing fashion, you will find that footage visible in thei…
Next year will soon see the premiere of the CW's latest superhero serial adaptation, Black Lighting. That hasn't hindered actor and award-winning filmmaker Choice Skinner from installing his own seal of approval on the popular DC Comics character and as it stands, lending a spotlight to two major superhero IPs in the same universe.
For this, Skinner's own independently-produced and non-profit fan film project, Black Lightining: Tobias's Revenge, is finally set to air its finale on Tuesday at 9:00am PST/12:00pm Eastern. The news comes following the release of the first part back in April from Darkan Entertainment, LLC., and self-funded with sponsorship by Action VFX, with Skinner directing as well as starring and sharing writing duties with actor James Moten Black. Ex-Mayor and crime Lord Tobias Whale has returned to Suicide Slums to exact revenge against local famed superhero Black Lightning. Tobias gathers gang members from the local gang 100 and several other super v…