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2013's Ninja: Shadow Of A Tear had its fumbles. I rant about them here in this link while I will also add that, towards its credits, the film stands somewhat terrific as a martial arts action piece from a filmmaker who has grown prolific over the years. Moreover, it's been years since a film franchise became prevalent as did ninja movies in the 70's through the early 90's, a thought that comes to mind when I think of Scott Adkins and both Ninja films dating back to 2009, and for all intents and purposes, I think another installment is in order.
Surely enough, people said the same thing after Undisputed 3: Redemption and though it took a fight lasting nearly five years, a fourth is finally pending with a release, and some seriously sick footage proving its mettle. That said, should there be a third Ninja film in the works, I certainly hope it won't take as long - even though its been more than two and a half years since the release of the second film.
Thus, leave it to the film's star to help leas the charge for the cause! Apparently there's an official fan page for the movie with the goal of helping the film progress forward and earn the approval of investors. Adkins recently shared the hopeful film's page on his own social media with the goal of doing so and you can click here to help build its momentum and voice your call for a third. In addition, the screenfighting-gifted co-star of the upcoming Marvel's Doctor Strange shared a fan-edited video from a few years ago by user Maska 411, featuring the sounds of Linkin Park and Page Hamilton, and highlights of the second film directed by none other than Isaac Florentine, and also starring Tim Man and Kane Kosugi.
EXCLUSIVE: A filmmaker will go the extra mile to make a film happen, and with a concept that feels so good and workable that they're willing to risk more than enough. Finnish-Iranian actor and martial artist Ramin Sohrab certainly fits the mold with a career lasting up to a decade and wearing several hats throughout his career thusfar whilst primarily calibrating hismelf as Iran's answer to the likes of Jet Li or Donnie Yen. Malek, his 2014 proof-of-concept action short was a terrific exhibition of his skillset following four years of slow development in Iran and preceded another four years of even slower progress. His 2017 concept proof, Viulu, proved equally stellar despite taking it to BiFan at Korea last year in hopes of stirring up some funding only to end up seeing those efforts fall short as well.
Thus, landing right back at square one and with eight years in and nothing to show for it, Sohrab decided to tweak his 2014 gig just enough to earn the appeal of censors in Ira…
Crowdfunding officially kicked off on Monday with a new Indiegogo campaign for The Martial Arts Kid 2: Payback. Action stars Don "The Dragon" Wilson and Cynthia Rothrock are back and co-producing, as well as rejoining a cast of returning and new faces led by title star, actor Jansen Panettiere, and once more with writer/director Michael Baumgarten who helmed the first film as well as last year's Paying Mr. McGetty. Plot details are unknown for the sequel following the first installment centered on an embattled teenager struggling to face the odds in a new neighborhood with help of his martial arts expert sibs, Uncle Glen and Auntie Cindy. Returning are Brandon Tyler Russell, Matthew Ziff and martial artist TJ Storm to reprise their roles with Chuck Zito emerging for the sequel next to actor Sasha Mitchell and with award-winning stunt coordinator James Lew back to direct the action. Florida's Cocoa Beach will again serve as the backdrop from a script by Baumgarten with …
The implementation of stunt players to the profession of forefront acting and even starring in narrative features continues to reap prosperity in some instances. U.K.-based Jean-Paul Ly's case certainly makes note of this having graced market floors and festival audiences with the release of his acting debut in Jimmy Henderson's Jailbreak - a high mark for Cambodian cinema as well as for Ly's own career traction.
That effort continues now in Ly's current stomping grounds with U.K. director Marc Price for the upcoming action thriller, Nightshooters, from which both director and star among others have been slowly rolling out photos teasing the new martial arts pic in wake of its official completion this week. Just as he did on Jailbreak, the rising star also serves as action director along with fight supervisor Donovan Louie, hailing the story of a film crew who find themselves on the run from a criminal gang after witnessing a violent act.
Also starring are Doug Allen,…