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Lei Cui's MISSION 911 Goes Ballistic In The First Teaser Trailer
If there is any way that Ultimate Hero helmer Lei Cui can continue his current career trajectory, it might be pretty rewarding for action fans. His latest, Mission 911, is still in production as we speak following a release date push back, and much to our own delight with the promise of an action thriller larger in scale than originally conceived.
An explicit synopsis is still in tow while there are a few story details now reportable that I'm told draw comparisons between Groundhog Day and The Raid. At the center of it all, we meet a cast led by Richard Liu, Jess Hsu and Tiger Yang who play members of an elite tactical unit on a mission to stop a terrorist from acquiring a time travel device to undo the fall of the Third Reich. Actor and martial artist Alexandre Bailly, having built a rapport on Cui's previous movie, leads the charge as the main villain of the new China-set actioner, along with bringing stylish and kinectic Keysi fighting and close-quarters action to the fold, which Bailly himself mentioned in our recent interview.
More details will follow while the film readies for its December 2017 release and a 3D IMAX presentation to accomodate its scope. In the meantime, the first teaser trailer arrived several days ago and while we wait to see what further production tweaks will offer, the result we now sample here looks like an action-packed treat able to hold its own.
EXCLUSIVE: Muay Thai champion and emerging film multi-hyphenate, actor Vincent Soberano is on deck to add to his directing repetoire with least two big-budget films going forward: Action-packed high-seas military/naval techno-thriller, No Man's Waters, and romantic action comedy, Three Poles. The films will hail from Soberano's Cinefenio Film Studios, designated as co-productions with Origin Pictures Beijing, and a South Korean production company with the Philippines serving as a major production location with local film crews to be hired.
The news comes in the wake of a robust week for the Filipino filmmaker whose business in Beijing saw him host screenings for his two recently-completed titles, tournament revenge action thriller The Trigonal, and dystopian survival novel adaptation, We Are War. Both were showcased for a rousing audience of major distrubutors and executives, adding to a growing list of career milestone 'firsts' for a Filipino filmmaker, his latest de…
EXCLUSIVE: Emerging director, actor and martial artist Vincent Soberano is hot on the campaign trail for his current film slate this week in Beijing. With at least two of his upcoming releases now privately showcasing in Beijing for an audience comprised of major Hollywood and Chinese industry executives and distributors therein, it's a milestone to marvel at with Soberano now hailing as the first Filipino director to be privy to a screening of this kind.
Not for nothing either, as the footage speaks for itself and those who've seen last year's teaser trailer for Blood Hunters: Rise Of The Hybrids would likely stand in accordance. Since then, the eight-time world Muay Thai champion's craft behind the lens has only continued to grow and with none other than latest of one of the aforementioned two titles now readying for a local theatrical release this May with martial arts revenge thriller, The Trigonal: Fight For Justice. An underground fighting circuit run by an intern…
Actor and action star Donnie Yen is maintaining his high profile at Filmart in Hong Kong, including a pair of titles currently being sold under Hong Kong’s Mega-Vision Project Workshop that list Kam Ka-Wai's Big Brother and Tanigaki Kenji's Enter The Fat Dragon. Both have made headlines quite a bit in the past year in addition to several others that are also being shopped at Filmart while the latest is just breaking out of Asia by way of Emperor Motion Pictures.
For this, we turn to a recent teaser poster circulating ahead of production for Call Of Heroes helmer Benny Chan action thriller, Crossfire. The project is being hailed as a big budget spectacle that will star Yen as a former police inspector who travels to South America to rescue his kidnapped wife. The title stand among a bustling raft of films hosted by EMP with Dante Lam getting first billing for another spectacular military action spectacle to follow up his previous successes in Operation Mekong (2016), and Opera…