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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.
The last eight years have been some of the most electric for fans of Capcom's Street Fighter game franchise. Actor and martial artist Joey Ansah's hit webseries, Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist and its included feature film edit were an epic delight that showed the world that adapting a fighting game into live-action was possible.
Sadly, any news of a follow-up season with the announced Street Fighter: World Warrior program would land in limbo with Machinima holding all the cards at the time leading up to the go90 rollout of Street Fighter: Resurrection. It was an interesting segue but it left a lot of fans outside North America feeling excluded as go90 didn't brought cast the show anywhere else.
I can't speak fully on what happened thereafter save for my own hopes that Ansah's vision would fully come to pass as quiet as things have been. Thankfully, and to the delightful shock of many, trade news sources are now running with word followed-up at Deadline that …
Inexplicably, Fruit Chan's latest action thriller, The Invincible Dragon, has taken a pretty long road in post-production. A 2018 release may be likely for that matter considering it's been about a year since the first trailer went live and will yet finally see action star Max Zhang deservedly on the big screen.
It's especially a fine time to make the move too, given Zhang's current profusion both locally and overseas with multiple projects lined up at Filmart and readying rollouts later this year as well. The actor and martial arts star is joined by actor and former MMA middleweight champion Anderson Silva who gets to chew some dialogue and fisticuffs with our lead in stellar fashion. Once upon a time, the undercover agent with dragon tattoo continually helped the police solve mysterious cases, which made him known as a rising star. However, his impulsive personality dragged him into endless trouble. He got himself into fights with the Macau detective (Kevin Cheng), a…
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…