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Check Out This Exclusive BTS Photo From Jesse Johnson's SAVAGE DOG
Production remains on going for the new film, Savage Dog from director Jesse Johnson, and it's a film leaving little room to spare for details about the project other than what's already been reported. Thankfully there is somewhat of a string of gems coming from the production with at least one still as of a few weeks ago from Johnson himself, as well as other set pics with the cast and crew including martial arts stars Scott Adkins and Marko Zaror, and actress and martial artist Juju Chan with former UFC fighter, action star Cung Le.
Follow any of these folks on social media and you'll see plenty of behind-the-scenes photos as we wait until this movie enters the right phase for more specifics to arise. In the meantime, we have another new photo with this one, exclusively from Johnson seen arm-in-arms with Adkins and Zaror, so I'm pretty grateful and hope as many do for an action flick that is equally as amazing as its prospective cast. Check out and let's hope for more news to come!
Among many of the film, TV and independent projects I've followed up on, one stood out as something worth following in its early days as I had known of the folks working on its action for its director, Charlie Dennis. Fast forward three Winters later and we were introduced to the world of gritty martial arts short, Deep Pan Fury, with UK actor Andrew Koji, whose extensive TV and film acting and stunt credits include 2007 Muay Thai flick, Fighting Beat, Justin Lin's Furious 6 and as the voice of Hien in Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood.
Conclusively, I couldn't be more proud of Koji this week, and that brings us to the longstanding developments of Cinemax's upcoming ten-episode martial arts drama, Warrior which is set to go before cameras in South Africa on October 22. Netflix series Fauda helmer Assaf Bernstein is directing from a script by Banshee creator Jonathan Tropper, in turn inspired by the unproduced work of late martial artist multihyphenate, entertainer and fil…
Action star Jean-Claude Van Damme's peak success in the decade or so has been refreshing to observe. His acting and performances overall have turned solid and even a little more introspective to a degree, and his latest effort, Jean-Claude Van Johnson looks to echo that effort. Jean-Claude Van Johnson stars global martial arts and film sensation Jean-Claude Van Damme as “Jean-Claude Van Damme,” a global martial arts and film sensation…and, operating under the simple alias of ‘Johnson,” the most dangerous undercover operative in the world. Unhappily retired, he’s now whiling away his days in superficial Hollywood… until a chance encounter with a lost love lures him back into the game, eventually forcing him to confront the greatest enemy he’s ever faced: a Bulgarian drug cartel.
Just kidding it’s himself.
Jean-Claude Van Johnson stars Van Damme along with Kat Foster (Your Family or Mine), Moises Arias (The Middle), and Phylicia Rashad (Creed). The show is executive produced by Dave…
Stating flatly for the record, I don't give a single, fresh dump of cowshit about siding with anyone regarding the overprivileged douchecanoe beefery that has stemmed from Dwayne Johnson's infamous Instagram post last August. I only care about one thing, and it's the thriving franchise at Universal Pictures that is Fast And Furious and its future potential regarding spin-offs, and I've been more than pleased with the news about Johnson's planned spin-off with franchise co-star and famed action hero Jason Staham with respect to the intial Fast saga from here on.
That said, Johnson's latest Instagram teaser was a nice little gem to see apart from most of his caption reaffirming the spin-off for a 2019 release as reported last week. I especially appreciate the portion where Johnson states "I want to use my spinoff platform to create new characters that fans will ultimately love to have fun with in multiple chapters and platforms. Film, TV, Digital, Virtual R…